The Warrior Project

About the Program

WHR Allied Health Occupational Therapists facilitating the Warrior Project have all received specialist training. Experienced Therapy Assistants provide additional therapeutic support to help run the group smoothly so all participants can get the most out of being part of the group. Funding and payment confirmation is required prior to reserving a place in the Warrior Project. For NDIS participants funding must be available within the Improved Daily Living Budget in a current NDIS plan

Program Costs

Total program cost: $3084.30 (GST does not apply)

10 x weekly sessions: 1.75hr x OT group rate of $64.66 = $1131.55
This includes preparation, set up/pack up.

10 x weekly sessions 1.75hr x TA rate of $56.16 = $982.80

TA supports are required to facilitate the group in order to support participants who may disengage or require one on one supports intermittently to enable best outcomes and manage group dynamics

Pre, mid and post program review and reporting 5hr x individual OT rate of $193.99 = $969.9

Individual OT sessions with participants for completion of pre-program intake assessment and development of individual goals (including completing initial COPM scores) to be achieved within the program. A mid-way review and feedback to clients/caregivers.

Post program review of goal attainment (as per outcome of post program COPM scores, completed at final session) and progress reporting to demonstrate outcome and goal progression. The progress report also informs caregivers and treating Allied Health providers of strategies participants have learnt so they can continue to be re-enforced for greatest long-term benefit to participants.

The Warrior Project Workbook required for course participation = $95.00. This is required to be a ‘Self-Managed’ support item which is payable to WHR Allied Health prior to commencement of program to enable ordering. We will create an invoice and submit this to you at the time of registration.

Skills Developed

The Warrior Projects works to teach participants skills in:

  • Self Care
  • Self Confidence
  • Resilience
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Sensory Regulation
  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices
  • Social Awareness and Engagement
  • Planning and Time Management
  • Problem Solving

This program can be applied for all ages, however, has mostly been applied by WHR Allied Health for clients 14 years and above.  The Warrior Project is an anxiety management and social skill program developed by ‘The Little Black Duck.’ It looks at the individual as a whole and puts social skill development secondary to anxiety management and sensory development. It has been beneficial as an alternative to Secret Agent Society (SAS) for older clients and those who do not have a caregiver that can commit to the input required of the SAS social skills program. It utilises a journal and ‘sensory diet’ approach during sessions to support participants maintain focus and practice skills they are learning for optimum engagement.

This program can also be utilised as a one on one therapeutic intervention for young people who require significantly more assistance to learn the skills required to gain most benefit from the program. In this instance requesting individual quote for clients will be required and depend on their circumstances. This can be beneficial for children requiring significant supports for social and emotional skills development but do not have a consistent caregiver to support them and their participation. Some children may have other co-morbidities that prevent their attendance in a group setting but will benefit from the skills developed by participating in the program.