Our therapy groups are on hold at this time due to COVID-19. Please check back regularly as we update our offerings!
Below is a description of some of our more popular groups!
Play With Me
Age: 2.5-4 years
Children will learn social skills such as turn-taking, idea-sharing, and negotiation. They will also build on their play skills which are the foundation for all social and future academic success. Additionally, parents will participate alongside their children so that they learn strategies to carryover to everyday life. We will focus on balancing structure with free play so that children learn to explore their environment but also learn to follow social expectations. Over the course of each session, children will be encouraged to move their bodies, play with a variety of materials and peers, and learn to remain engaged and focused for structured group activities.
Prep for the Playground
Through sensory exploration and movement, children are encouraged to develop and maintain positive interactions with peers. This group maintains some structured activities to support a feeling of consistency along with therapist supported “free play” in order to allow children to flow naturally into and out of social engagements with peers. Focus of this group will be: 1) Helping children to understand the sensory regulation strategies that support their successful group engagement; 2) Following the group structure including transitions; 3) Joining and maintaining attention to a group activity; and 4) Being flexible with peers in play.
Improv for Social Skills
Improvisational comedy naturally builds many valuable social skills including tuning into the cues of other people, accepting ideas offered by others, being flexible with your ideas, and the timing and rhythm of social exchanges. We will use improv exercises and games to have fun and develop these important skills. This summer social skills group is appropriate for higher functioning children ages 10-15. The group is facilitated by a speech therapist with extensive background in social communication and an occupational therapist with four years of improv class and performing experience. If there is sufficient interest, we may offer a second section.