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Group Therapy classes and the use of peer role modeling can be very beneficial for children that need extra support to socialize and interact with their peers, need encouragement to try new things, practice using language skills, follow instructions and make new friends.
Socialization groups focus on building social skills, peer interactions, and the social use of language. This group includes pretend play, sensory play, and socialization activities.
Feeding groups focus on building feeding skills for children who may be picky eaters or have feeding difficulties. This group is beneficial for children who experience food aversions, food refusal, chewing difficulties or sensory sensitivities. The group will build a foundation for positive experiences with a variety of food textures and tastes.
Sensory Integration Groups
Sensory Integration classes focus on building sensory motor skills while enjoying a fun and encouraging group experience. This group is beneficial for children who need to build muscle tone, improve motor coordination and feel comfortable with movement experiences and messy play activities. Our sensory integration curriculum utilizes strategies that help children gain confidence, regulate behavior and build peer relationships.
Handwriting groups focus on building a child’s confidence and skills with handwriting. It is beneficial for kids who complain about having to write, need extra time to complete assignments or have illegible writing. The group will include activities to improve core stability, upper body and hand strengthening, fine motor skills, visual motor skills, pencil grip and pressure, and letter formation, alignment, size and spacing.
Fine Motor Groups
Fine motor groups focus on building skills, coordination and strength in the small muscles of the hands. It is beneficial for children who have difficulties with tasks such as eating with utensils, cutting, dressing, buttoning, zippering, opening containers, tying shoes and writing legibly. The group will include activities to build core stability, upper extremity and hand strength, visual motor skills, craft and sensory activities and the use of small manipulatives and utensils.