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Group Therapy

Social Groups

There are 3 levels of social groups targeting skills that range from making friends to developing conversational skills. The groups are a fun way to improve language and social skills in an interactive setting. Therapy focuses on following directions, sequencing and organization, working together, and problem solving as a team. It offers a variety of opportunities for social exchanges. In addition, older groups target emotional awareness and the ability to analyze and repair communication.

Play Skills Groups

This is a therapeutic group that focuses on speech, language and social development for pre-school aged children. Functional and pretend play are targeted in this small group setting.

Sensory Motor/Strength Groups

This group for children kindergarten-grade school promotes problem solving for development of motor planning skills in gross motor challenges. Group sessions include gross motor and fine motor strengthening tasks to target improved motor coordination and fine motor skills.

Feeding Groups

These groups are a fun way to interact with, talk about, and try new foods in a motivating social setting. Appropriate for picky eaters, and children with sensory aversion, oral-motor dysfunction, and those transitioning from tube-feedings.

Fine-Motor/Craft Groups

This fine-motor group introduces a variety of craft activities to promote upper extremity strength and dexterity. It is a fun way to motivate children to work on fundamental fine motor development, while expressing their creativity and individuality. Everyone will be proud to show off their very own work of art each week!

Fitness Groups

This group for older children to pre-teens focuses on fun physical fitness activities to encourage children to get active. A variety of ways to exercise are introduced including aerobics, kick boxing, body blade, stability ball activities and pilates. Under the direction of a physical therapist, children learn that physical fitness can be fun, especially when you exercise with friends.

Life Skills Groups

This is an ongoing group for older children that encourages independence in daily living skills, including:

  • Dressing and hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Transportation
  • Kitchen and home safety
  • Health and exercise
  • Laundry and cleaning
  • Emergency management
  • Shopping
  • Money management
  • Ordering at restaurants
  • Telephone use

This group offers a great opportunity for older children with special needs to learn important functional skills in a social environment with their peers.

PLEASE CALL FOR GROUP TIMES AND AVAILABILITY

 
 
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