Dungeons and Dragons Social Group
We are very excited to announce the beginning of a new weekly program that will be taking place in the studio, beginning later this term.
Dungeons and Dragons is an imaginative table-top, role-playing game, where players work together to complete a quest. The game will be modified to cater for the ability of the players involved. Your child/client will play in a very social environment with an emphasis on having fun.
With small groups (up to 5 participants and their support workers) it is a very relaxed atmosphere where people are encouraged to give everything a go. Confidence building is our top priority!
We focus on participants reaching a variety of social, communication, behavioural and educational goals, all while having fun in a relaxed atmosphere.
Activities are specifically designed to build a range of skills including:
- Following simple directions
- Increasing language comprehension
- Encouraging independence
- Developing problem solving skills
- Enhancing social communication
- Role-playing improvisation
- Developing self-confidence
- Community participation
- Basic maths skills
Rather than competing with each other, players work together to co-ordinate their character's skill sets to problem solve and overcome diverse challenges. Their co-dependence translates into a sense of belonging and genuine social cohesion.
Individual's goals can be addressed while playing. For example, if someone’s goal is to develop self-confidence in social interactions while ordering food at the shops, we can incorporate this into the game play, so the skills are being practiced without the player even knowing.
This program will be run by Christian Roatz. Christian is a trusted and experienced support worker with a gentle manner and a great insight into clients’ needs. Christian has also run similar Dungeons and Dragons programs in an after-school program with teen aged children. This, along with his love of the game, will add up to a brilliant experience for our clients!
Dungeons and Dragons social group. (2 hours). $120
Can be billed out of Core 04_210_0125_6_1 (Community Social and Recreational Activities) or
Capacity Building 09_008_0116_6_3 (Innovative Community Participation).