Aosóg offers after school groups daily from September to June, and services during midterm and holiday breaks. The after school groups are structured and start with dinner, social time, homework support and educational/ fun activities.
Aosóg offers both individual and group programmes depending on the social, emotional and educational needs of the children. The group sizes are small to allow the children to build relationships with the staff and their peers, and to allow each child to get the help and attention they need. If a child is struggling in a group, we review how we can support the child, and change the support offered to his/her needs. Staff promote positive behaviour management, social learning and role modelling.
The children’s programmes are a mixture of educational, social and fun activities, they include:
Summer Programme: the months of July and August allow us the freedom to go out and about, along with children’s groups, trips, fun activities and residentials away, we also organize Family days and events.
Aosóg offers individual play therapy sessions to children referred to the programme. Sessions are offered in to 10-12 week blocks, with review and evaluation, as well as feedback from parents, at the end of the block of sessions, with the view of extending services if needed.
Aosóg has a fully equipped multi-sensory room.
Aosóg staff work closely with parents to support them in their role as parents, to build their capacity and skills, and to empower them to provide a safe, caring environment for their children.
Aosóg offers informal and formal educational groups including:
Example of the topics covered in an Introduction to Parenting Skills, we call it “Connect with Your Child.”
Over 6 weeks parents agree to meet for 2 hours weekly, they agree a group contract on confidentiality, respecting each other, listening and tea/ smoke breaks. The group size is usually about 8 parents.
Parents have lunch together after the session. If parents want to do more structured programmes we can design another programme or refer them onto another agency.