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Fall 2016 group schedule

August 18th, 2016 | Posted by Melodie in Blog

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Sensory Play Social Skills  For Ages 5-7    7 weeks   4-5 pm    9/26-11/14 – no group on 10/31

This group is geared towards children who need support with peer interaction, focusing on positive social behavior and social communication skills. Games, sensory based activities, and play are used to teach social skills. Emphasis is placed on playing with peers, learning how to enter and exit play, problem solving, taking turns, and cooperation. This group may be covered by health insurance and requires an initial assessment for participants new to the clinic.

Parent Education Group for Social Skills     1st  session, parents may attend either or both.   4-5 pm     11/28

This group is recommended for parents of all social skills group participants. The focus of this educational session will be helping parents understand the information that children learn in social skills groups and how to help carry  techniques over into day to day practice at home. Parents will learn how to support their children in gaining social skills. Parent education groups are not insurance billable.

 

Tuesdays

Preschool Social Skills OT Group For Ages 3-5      8 weeks     9-9:45 am    9/27-11/15

It will  provide a jumpstart into the world of kindergarten, including a focus on participating in classroom routines, communication skills, fine motor skills, early academic skills, and social skills.  This group may be covered by health insurance and will require an initial Occupational Therapy assessment for participants new to the clinic.    

 

Staying Calm and Alert OT Social Skills For Ages 8-13       8 weeks     4:15-5 pm    9/27-11/15

Group members learn to recognize levels of alertness to get themselves to that calm, alert state that facilitates learning, sustained attention, completion of tasks, and smooth transitions. Participants work together to explore self regulation strategies and practice using them. This group provides parents with strategies and language to help with communicating about self regulation. This occupational therapy group may be covered by health insurance and will require an initial OT assessment for participants new to the clinic.  

 

Wednesdays

Social Skills  For Ages 8-13   8 weeks      4:30-5:30   pm     9/28-11/16

This group focuses on  friendship, reducing anxiety, improving ability to manage feelings of frustration, and building confidence. Lessons and hands on activities help participants practice self reflection, self management, and social skills. This group may be covered by health insurance and requires an initial assessment for participants new to the clinic.

 

Meet and Greet Social Skills For Ages 14-18    8 weeks 5:45-6:45 pm 9/28-11/16

This teen group builds social connections and communication skills. Topics may include how to handle increased independence, bullying, and peer pressure. Individual group member concerns will also be addressed. Groups are built around an activity to create a relaxed environment to encourage open discussion of topics and to build age appropriate social interaction skills. This group may be covered by health insurance and requires an initial assessment for participants new to the clinic.

 

Parent Education Group for Social Skills     2nd  session, parents may attend either or both.  6-7 pm 11/30

This group is recommended for parents of all social skills group participants. The focus of this educational session will be helping parents understand the information that children learn in social skills groups and how to help carry  techniques over into day to day practice at home. Parents will learn how to support their children in gaining social skills. Parent education groups are not insurance billable.

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