For over 10 years, the MAT Program has worked with young people facing mental, medical, social and/or family driven challenges including:

  • Sensory Processing Disorders

  • Cognitive or Developmental Delay

  • ADD / ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Trauma

  • Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation


The MAT Program is delivered in a dynamic and fun environment. We work in coordination with the leading agency ensuring that our program reinforces other support services while fostering strong client participation.

The MAT Program has collaborated with leading community agencies, including:


Following a proven framework on trauma informed practice, CBT, and individual psychology, the MAT Program promotes the integration of developmentally delayed (neglect) or disrupted (trauma) sensory, motor, cognitive, & psychological systems by:

  • incorporating psychoeducation & problem solving;

  • stimulating basic body awareness & assertiveness training through active learning;

  • including patterned, repetitive, rhythmic somatosensory activity;

  • using a broad base of martial art skills & drills linked to the concepts being taught, producing pragmatic therapeutic outcomes for young people.

The sessions of the program are tailored in length and frequency to better suit the needs of young people and other supporting programs of the leading agency. 


For further information on our RESULTS and THERAPEUTIC FRAMEWORKS used in our program please visit out IMPACT section.

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The MAT Life Skills Program is proudly run by the non-for-profit organisation TESSA Inc.

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