Peer play is a significant developmental step for your child. Peer play should only be started once your child is fully engaged and interactive. The therapist and/parents may still need to support engagement and interaction between the children.
At Building Blocks Occupational Therapy we offer a range of options for children based on their capacity for regulation and shared attention. Your therapist will recommend a peer dyad, followed by larger groups when your child is developmentally ready.
Peer play dyads involve two children matched according to developmental level and not necessarily age. The primary focus is on extending shared attention, regulation and communication.
We also offer a range of social groups during term time for students of different ages. These groups range from 3-5 children and focus on developing the child’s skills in communicating, cooperation, sharing and enjoying social relationships with peers as well as reading and responding to social and emotional signals.