ADHD & Chess   Our mission is to spread Chess practice for a therapeutic and educational purpose among people diagnosed with ADHD, as well as other groups with learning difficulties or special needs, such as Austism, Asperger syndrome and the elderly. We offer these groups different Chess based tools, specifically prepared to train and work directly stimulating certain cognitive abilities, such as concentration, memory, attention, spatial visualisation, abstract reasoning and making of decisions. The methodology developed also helps to generate healthy habits and adapts to the real abilities of the students. All this, contributing to encourage the interest in chess in society and reveal the values and benefits that chess represents. For any enquiries, please contact: adhd-chess.com/contact-page http://adhd-chess.com

 Kids & Teens Activities

Beautiful Minds Beautiful Minds tackles the tough topics, bringing them to light so our youth feel empowered, educated and supported throughout their often-challenging journey of being a teenager. Today, Marina and her team of 85 expert educators, deliver workshops to thousands of Australian teens and adults each year. She has received both national and international press for the success of her business and the impact she has on the community. This year, Marina was interviewed by The Washington Post, selected as a world leader in the youth space. This year, Beautiful Minds educated 1.5 million school students through their school diary content. The Beautiful Minds content has the approval of the Australian Education Department with content being gifted to 3.5 million parents through an online school diary. As of 2019, Beautiful Minds will be available worldwide through our series of online programs and regular events hosted in Australia and the US. Beautiful Minds is Australia’s leading brand in peak performance and mental fitness for kids aged 8 - 17. Our world-class coaches give children a tool-kit to deal with overwhelm, which often leads to PTSD and trauma. Our sole focus is on optimal wellbeing and true mental fitness. We offer...

 Kids & Teens Activities /  New South Wales

Louise Kissane - Founder of Earth School Earth School offers meditation, creativity and nature-based experiences to students and staff within the school system and to parents and children after school and in school holidays. Louise has been teaching children and teens for over 25 years in her role as a PD/H/PE teacher and is the mother of 2 young adults. The tools of meditation, creativity and time in nature offer us the opportunity to find balance, restore connection to ourselves, develop emotional awareness and resilience, reduce stress and anxiety levels, promoting calm and focus. All this supports us to grow and thrive as individuals within our families, communities and the wider world to which we belong. Louise offers workshops and classes for children, teenagers and adults Children, Teens and Families The Wellbeing Treasure Chest: An 8-week Meditation and Social/Emotional Learning Program for children. Strong Roots – Tall Trees: A 5 week social and emotional learning journey using creativity and meditation to integrate 5 foundational qualities of wellbeing for children in K-6. Family Trees is our full day program for parents and children that allow parents to experience the Strong Roots -Tall Trees program with their child and to support them...

 Kids & Teens Activities /  New South Wales

From: Aunt Matilda From: Aunt Matilda is a service which sends parcels to children to help them get off screens and get outside where they can explore, play and roam in nature. Suitable for children 3 years and over, these parcels are curated according to a monthly theme, and all of the packaging is environmentally friendly. Aunt Matilda is passionate about seeing children be creative, imaginative and active, and these parcels help to facilitate that, offering monthly subscription services or one off purchases. Containing various games, activities and exciting items, they are sure to be fun and engaging for all children. Visit their website to enquire about getting your own child a parcel or to find out more about what From: Aunt Matilda does.  

 Kids & Teens Activities /  New South Wales

Gladstone Gymnastic coaches attended professional development training on Coaching Gymnasts with ADHD with ADHD Support Australia in January 2020 so can be considered an ADHD-friendly gym!  The Club operates from the Anna Turetschek Gymnastic Arena located at the PCYC Multi Purpose Sports Complex, 53 Yarroon St, Gladstone. Gladstone Gymnastics is a not for profit organisation and boasts over 700 square metres of space designed and built specifically for our Gymnastic programs. Our facility features a full size gymnastics floor, a vault runway, three high and three low beams, two sets of competition bars, three single rails, two sets of P-Bars, canopy rings, Pit Rings, numerous mushrooms for boys, FIG pommel, one pit bar and two strap bar rails, tumble track, as well as an in-ground trampoline with harnesses. In addition to all of this equipment the club also has hundreds of teaching aides including an in-ground pit, rope activity centre and that’s just part of what is on offer. Programs offered include: Kinder Gym General Gymnastics Women's & Men's Competitive Gymnastics Schools Program Adult Classes

 Kids & Teens Activities /  Queensland

Go Mad Music offers speciality ADHD drum lessons for all ages in and around the Northern Beaches of Sydney.  Established in 2013 as part of a Bachelors of Music degree, the Go Mad Drumming method has continually been growing over the years with Lee, the head tutor and founder. Lee then went on to complete a Masters in Applied Psychology with a focus on ADHD to further his knowledge and expand the course material. Today a travel drum kit makes lessons from the comforting environment of your own home possible, and studio options are also available for lessons on a traditional acoustic setup. Each lesson is approached individually to what the students learning requirements are. Music should be available to all and Go Mad makes sure everyone has the opportunity to have fun learning the drums! Visit the Go Mad Music website for more information and contact Lee to book a trial lesson. 

 Kids & Teens Activities /  New South Wales

Little Big Warrior  Little Big Warrior is a well-being centre for children and teens, that offers a holistic approach to promote happy hearts, calm minds, healthy bodies, growth mindsets, emotional resilience, and self-awareness for positive mental health. Offering private sessions for yoga therapy, hypnotherapy, and reiki, including group weekly yoga sessions. All the yoga applies meridian based yoga therapy, think acupuncture with movement. Through movement (yoga corrective exercise) and specific breathing we can gain target issues, calm the mind, calm the nervous system, improve focus, good organ function, and over good health. Hypnotherapy gains access to the subconscious mind to change habits and behaviours in a safe and effective manner. Reiki is a non-invasive technique that can be used to help people suffering from a variety of different conditions, including ADHD. Reiki is based on the idea that an individual’s lifeforce energy, sometimes called “ki” or “chi”, plays a role in his or her physical and mental condition. Physical and/or mental problems develop when this energy is blocked and unable to flow freely. The purpose of Reiki is to unleash this energy and restore a healthy flow in order to promote the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Shannon Summergreene, your Kids and...

 Kids & Teens Activities /  New South Wales

Little Tradies   At Little Tradies we think trades people are great and we believe play an important role in our economy and our society. We provide an innovative, fun and exciting framework for children from the ages of 5 to 12 years old.    Our practical activities help children to experience how things work, move and fit together and focus - enabling them to be hands on with the equipment, learn safety techniques, sharing with their peers, builds self-confidence and the ability to face new challenges.    At Little Tradies children will develop problem solving skills when exploring and discussing design solutions. Furthermore, the activities also include: caring for their equipment and tools, cleaning and tidying up their work space.   Children will show their work and more importantly, do the work, and learn to explain their finished product and processes involved. Using a variety of active learning methodologies, including Project Based Learning (PBL), Experiential Learning, and Learning by Design, Little Tradies kids will learn in a dynamic and experiential way to really challenge their thinking.   Little Tradies core tenets are: Sensorial: these activities encourage curiosity, experience and experimentation with tactile, visual perception, which includes touch, sound and smell.  Language: Language skills enhances auditory sensorial with...

 Kids & Teens Activities /  New South Wales

Martial Methods is a specialised martial arts program developed for children aged 3-18 which utilises the disciplines of martial arts to facilitate children’s development. Martial Methods is an evidence-based martial arts program developed by occupational therapists and martial arts specialist to combine the best of both worlds. The systematic influence of meditation, rhythmic breathing and relaxation generate skills helping with self-regulation and behavioural control. Children learn to “stop”, “wait”, “think” and then “do”, incorporating notions of mindfulness and assisting in their development of self-control. Children must adhere to group etiquette and receive constant group reinforcement to “do your best” whilst also receiving mutual help and feedback from coaches, encouraging self-assessment of their performance and behaviour. Research from the University of Sydney has found that Martial Methods differs from other physical activities in their effect on children. Martial Methods is proven by years of consistent research to improve classroom performance and playground behaviour in participating children, this being widely recognised by parents and educators as well.

 Kids & Teens Activities /  New South Wales

MissAdventure MissAdventure is a movement for girls to inspire them into the world of action sports, adventure and the outdoors so that they learn firsthand that their bodies are so much more than just what they look like, that they are capable, strong and resilient. The idea is that by instilling the spirit of adventure early, MissAdventure can empower girls to carry themselves through the storm of adolescence, help them navigate the vicious culture of comparison on social media and teach them intrinsic self worth in what at times can feel like an increasingly superficial world.

 Kids & Teens Activities /  New South Wales

Nature Play SA In a short period of time, childhood has evolved into something most of us wouldn’t recognise. If we pause, our own experience of childhood is likely to look very different to that of our children. A number of societal changes have combined to brew the perfect storm. We lead busy lives. As working parents, we look to structured activities and new technologies to help us manage our time. Backyards have been reduced to courtyards and there’s a growing fear for our children’s safety. While it may feel like we’re making gains, what we’ve lost is the space to play. To create, imagine and be bored. To spend time in nature, engaging all of our senses, socialise and, most importantly, learn. Current research is telling us that our children are not as happy, healthy or emotionally resilient as they once were. Language and physical delays are on the rise, as well as growing uncertainty amongst our children when they spend time in the natural world – something that should bring joy, calmness, clarity and freedom. Nature Play SA are a small team that works hard to empower parents, educators and our broader community with the knowledge to bring...

 Kids & Teens Activities /  South Australia

  Scouts Australia provides fun youth development activities, building resilient and confident boys and girls aged 5-25 in the Joey Scout, Cub Scout, Scout, Venturer Scout and Rover Scout Sections.  We also welcome adult volunteer Scout Leaders.  Scouts have opportunities for the whole family to be involved.  Everyone is welcome, and we value the diversity of our members.  

 Kids & Teens Activities /  New South Wales

Sense Rugby Sense Rugby was founded in October 2015 by Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Carlien Parahi and Australian Rugby Sevens Olympian, Jesse Parahi. Autism Spectrum Disorder ADHD Down Syndrome Dyspraxia Sensory Processing difficulties Emotional Regulation difficulties Behavioural difficulties Gross motor delays Fine motor delays Learning difficulties Resistance, avoidance or an issue with confidence when it comes to sport Differences in social skills Some of the goals families have when they join a Sense Rugby program include for their kids to: Have fun! Develop their confidence and self-esteem Find a regular activity that can be their own Learn a new skill that gives them a great community to belong to for life Find a way to get the movement they seek in an appropriate environment Make friends Learn how to follow instructions, wait their turn and be part of a group Learn how to manage their emotions Improve their ability to self-regulate ..and many more! Sense Rugby has a few key values that help us help kids. We always have an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist that works with trained rugby players to help the kids to achieve success. We utilise a child’s strengths and their motivation to help them to participate and we focus on creating...

 Kids & Teens Activities /  New South Wales

  The Sisterhood has been created by Stacey Kypri with the sole purpose of empowering young women, using the art of manifestation.

 Kids & Teens Activities /  New South Wales

We Rock the Spectrum- Kids Gym For All Kids! Meet the Owners! Maritza, Luis, and their family have always wanted to open a business to help children with special needs and their families. They have a daughter with autism and have been searching for a place for her to feel like she belonged. We Rock the Spectrum provided that space and they are happy to be able to give other families and their children a place to call their own. Martiza and Luis are excited to start this new journey and provide a judgement-free and all inclusive space for all children! Our Gym Includes: Suspended equipment with swings – for balance and vestibular treatment Crash mats and crash pillows – for fun, motor planning, and strength Zip line – for stress release and joint and body relaxation Trampoline – for building leg and core strength Indoor play structure – for climbing and increasing playground skills Sensory-based toys – for improved auditory processing and fine motor skills Fine Motor and Arts and Crafts Area – for improved hand-eye coordination Gym Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30am – 6pm, Sat-Sun: 9:30am-5pm

 Kids & Teens Activities /  New South Wales

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