Programs

Our School Holiday Programs

Learn 2 Ride

Peddling can be a breeze with the right guidance! Adapt and Learn is thrilled to offer a 4 session program that supports every child’s biking journey. From selecting the right bike to mastering balance and coordination, our experts are here to ensure a smooth ride. Join us for sessions filled with fun, learning, and the joy of achievement.

Our Learn 2 Ride Program is specifically tailored for each client by considering their individual development levels and functional needs. Across the four days, progressively achievable goals will be set to create a fun, safe learning environment and gradually build confidence on the bike.

Each of the 4 sessions will be 30 minutes and will begin with activities/exercises that are focused on developing the child’s foundational strength, motor planning ability and overall balance – essential components for bike riding. Specific skills of pedaling, steering, braking and stability will be progressively added into each session.

Participants must bring their own bike, helmet and safety equipment. It is essential for each child to have their own bike and helmet, so they can learn on their own equipment and continue practicing after the program.

We strongly encourage practicing at home between sessions as well, to maximise the benefit of the program.

Safety first

Ensure your child has a properly fitting helmet that provides maximum protection without obstructing their vision. We'll guide you on how to adjust the helmet for a perfect fit.

Balance is key

We'll encourage your child to practice standing on one leg and engage in fun activities that promote balance. Starting with a balance bike or removing the pedals from their bike can also help them develop their skills.

Mastering coordination

Our "Go, Go, Stop" game will help your child coordinate their newfound balance skills with using the brakes. We'll also create obstacle courses and activities that enhance their coordination abilities.

Building strength

We'll guide your child through exercises that strengthen their leg and core muscles, such as running, jumping, and climbing. Playground equipment can be a great tool for developing these skills

Enabling Participation

From school tasks to leisure activities, occupational therapy enables people, especially kids, to be active participants in their communities.

If you’re concerned about your child’s progress or unsure about the right bike for their needs, our team of specialized therapists is here to lend a helping hand. At Adapt and Learn, we have extensive experience in helping children learn to ride a bike, and we’re ready to support your child on their biking journey.

Farm Visits

The bond between humans and animals dates back thousands of years. Animals play a significant part in therapy. When you’ve had a bad day, there’s nothing to cheer you up quite like a wet nose or a furry snuggle. Animal-assisted therapy has proven medical benefits.

Our two-hour farm trips are a delightful way to connect with nature. Your child will spend a day meeting miniature donkeys, feeding goats, and learning about award-winning cattle. Beyond just fun, however, it’s a chance to boost confidence and learn about food production in a serene environment.

This Farm Visits Program is an innovative service that delivers a fully customisable experience to help NDIS participants meet their goals in a fun, caring environment.

Our aim is to assist participants with ongoing capacity building, focused on self-determination skills, and development of independence. Specifically, we work with clients to achieve their specific goals and outcomes.

Our key staff are experienced with delivering special needs’ education and we tailor each participant’s visit to help them develop life-skills and practical hands-on skills like feeding animals and simple task responsibilities, in a friendly, affirming, and educational based environment.

Participants will be moving around on the farm, so come prepared with hats, sunscreen, closed in shoes, long pants if doing horse riding, and enough drinking water (as this is not provided).

The farm is disabled and wheelchair friendly. As an example, the main walking area is reasonably flat, thus suitable for most wheelchairs.

Ready to Create Lasting Memories?

Every adventure starts with a single step. Take that step with Adapt and Learn and let us guide your child through experiences that will stay with them forever.

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How do our programs help your child?

At Adapt and Learn, we believe every child is brimming with potential. Our carefully curated programs not only introduce them to new, fun experiences, but also equip them with vital life skills.

 

By fostering independence, nurturing friendships, and presenting challenges in a supportive environment, we empower your child to tackle real-world situations with confidence. Whether it’s mastering the art of bike riding or navigating the realms of social interactions, our holistic approach ensures a comprehensive development that goes beyond the ordinary, all while ensuring your child feels valued and heard.

How do we cater to your child's needs?

We understand that each child is unique, and we pride ourselves on our adaptable and individualised approach to their care.

 

We commence our journey with a comprehensive assessment to understand your child’s strengths, challenges, and preferences. Our seasoned team then alters or tailors programs to align with their distinct needs, ensuring a balance of comfort and growth.

 

Whether it’s providing a specialised bike for a more secure ride or tweaking a social skills program to their comfort level, we are unwavering in our commitment to inclusivity. At Adapt and Learn, your child isn’t just another participant; they’re a valued member of our community, and deserve tailored experiences that resonate with them.

What benefits does your child gain from our programs?

Skill Development

Our programs provide a structured environment where your child can learn essential life skills, from bike riding to effective social interactions. As they journey through our courses, they don't just learn, they thrive, harnessing abilities they'll carry throughout life.

Boosted Confidence

Facing and overcoming challenges in our supportive settings boosts your child’s self-esteem. Each accomplishment, big or small, reinforces their belief in their abilities, setting them up for future successes.

Enhanced Social Interactions

Engaging in group activities, your child develops strong social bonds. They learn the dynamics of teamwork, empathy, and effective communication, which are invaluable tools for their daily lives.

Holistic Development

It's not just about the specific skills in the program's title. Be it a camping trip or a bike ride, every activity we offer integrates cognitive, emotional, and physical growth, providing a well-rounded developmental experience.

Community Belonging

At Adapt and Learn, your child becomes part of a bigger community that cares. This sense of belonging and mutual understanding fosters a warm, nurturing environment where they feel valued and understood.

Tailored Experiences

We recognise the unique abilities and preferences of every child. Our programs are not one-size-fits-all; they're customised, ensuring your child receives an experience tailored to their specific needs and comfort levels.

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QUESTIONS?

Frequently Asked Questions

While our programs are designed for children and young adults, the exact age range might vary based on the specific activity. Please reach out to us for age-specific details for each program.

Absolutely! Our programs are designed to cater to beginners as well as those with some experience. Whether it’s biking, fishing, or camping, our experts are there to guide and support each participant.

For certain programs, parents, and carers are welcome to join, while others are crafted for participants to engage independently. Please consult the details of each program to understand the level of involvement required.

Safety is our paramount concern. For activities like boating and fishing, we provide both on-land and on-water guidance sessions, prioritising safety protocols and ensuring that every participant is well-equipped and informed.

Holiday programs, participants have to provide bikes and all safety equipment. Please reach out to us for details for each program.

We understand that unforeseen changes can occur. In case of any alterations to our scheduled programs, we ensure timely communication via phone or email to all participants.

Let's find out how we can best support your child.

With a really personal approach to providing care and support to you and your little one, we’ll always start the process with a conversation. You can get started by giving us a call or requesting a callback.

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