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2019 Summer Camps (Weeks of July 15th & July 22nd)

January 21, 2019

This summer Little Hands will be offering three fantastic camps at our Corte Madera Clinic

These camps will take place the weeks of July 15th and July 22nd.  All groups will be facilitated by Pediatric Occupational Therapists.

To reserve your child’s spot please email Gabrielle Perelmuter (gp@littlehandsot.com) by March 1, 2018 as limited space is available for each camp.

The 3 camps we are offering this summer are:

1)  Self-Regulation & Social Skills Intensive (all ages)

This is a Monday thru Friday camp and will take place from 9 AM to 11:00 AM with opportunities for extended care.

Week 1:   July 15 (Camp Fee:  $850)
Week 2:   July 22 (Camp Fee:  $850)

What We Will Work On:

  • Children are paired up according to age and social skill areas in need of support.
  • Groups target skill enhancement in the following areas: making and keeping friends, entering play, appropriate play, showing good sportsmanship, flexibility in play, physical and emotional regulation during play and expressing/understanding feelings during play.
  • A sensory-motor based approach is implemented to assist the children in learning and practicing skills through movement and an understanding of their bodies in relation to their environment.
  • Children work together to learn the following self-regulation skills: Understanding their own unique sensory system, matching their arousal levels to a particular activity, tools to assist with self-regulation in a classroom, tools to assist with emotional self-regulation when interacting with others and independence in identifying their individualized sensory needs.
  • Each session will incorporate lessons based on the “zones of regulation”, which helps students understand how to change or maintain an optimal state of alertness for functional activities in school and at home, as well as the “SuperFlex Social Thinking Curriculum” (a social thinking curriculum).
  • Social language facilitation: Learning/practicing skills related to pragmatic skills such as conversational turn-taking, initiating and maintaining a conversation, maintaining appropriate eye contact, maintaining the topic of conversation and whole body listening in a conversation.
  • Recommendations for follow through and reinforcement of learned skills at home is provided

Reserve Your Spot:  In order to reserve your child’s spot please email Gabrielle Perelmuter (gp@littlehandsot.com) by March 01, 2018 as limited space is available for each camp.


2)  Kindergarten Buddies Group

This is a Monday thru Friday camp and will take place from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM with opportunities for extended care.

NOTE:  These camps are intended for children who are preparing for or have just completed kindergarten.

Week 1:   July 15 (Camp Fee:  $850)
Week 2:   July 22 (Camp Fee:  $850)

What We Will Work On:

  • Children learn with their peers how to be prepared for Kindergarten.
  • Children who have already completed Kindergarten get to take on a leadership role and showcase their skills, increasing confidence and preparing for first grade.
  • This exciting and interactive group focuses on the following skills: easing transitions, understanding the expectations of a classroom, handwriting readiness, making new friends, following directions and self regulation in a classroom setting.
  • The group is guided through a sensory integrative approach of movement, art and music. Lessons are taught in a multi sensory environment to help children optimize learning.
  • The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum is used to provide a foundation for the children’s pre writing readiness and handwriting skills, in a fun, tactile and creative approach.
  • The self-regulation curriculum, “The Zones of Regulation” is implemented to assist the children in preparing themselves (self-regulation) for optimal learning.
  • Recommendations for follow through and reinforcement of learned skills at home is provided

Reserve Your Spot:  In order to reserve your child’s spot please email Gabrielle Perelmuter (gp@littlehandsot.com) by March 01, 2018 as limited space is available for each camp.


3)  Courageous Kids Group (all ages)

This is a Monday thru Friday camp and will take place from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM with opportunities for extended care.  This group is a social and emotional regulation skills group for the anxious child and welcomes all ages.

Week: July 15 (Camp Fee:  $1,000)

About This Camp:

Courageous Kids is a sensory-motor based behavioral therapy program.  The program has been designed to support preschool and elementary aged children with various anxiety-based disorders such as, but not limited to:

  • Selective mutism
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • High functioning ASD

The goal of this program is to support children with communicating and participating more freely and comfortably in school and other social settings.  A classroom-like setting is created that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation: “courageous talking”, “courageous moving” and “courageous playing”.

Children are positively reinforced for being brave and courageous!

Reserve Your Spot:  In order to reserve your child’s spot please email Gabrielle Perelmuter (gp@littlehandsot.com) by March 01, 2018 as limited space is available for each camp.