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New Social Group: Courageous Kids

July 5, 2016

Courageous Kids – A social skills group for the anxious child

Courageous Kids is a group behavioral therapy program designed by Occupational Therapist, Gabrielle Perelmuter MOT OTR/L, from Little Hands OT.

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
  • sensory processing disorder
  • high functioning ASD

The goal of the program is to support children with communicating and participating more freely and comfortably in school and other social settings.  We create a classroom-like setting that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation, or what we call “courageous talking”, “courageous moving” and “courageous playing”. Children are positively reinforced for being brave and courageous!

The group is co-led by Occupational and Speech Therapists and its curriculum is designed through the leading research in sensory integration, social thinking and research from the child mind institute.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our group.

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Summer Camp

Lunch Bunch Group | Summer 2022

Little Hands is offering an 8-week feeding group for ages 6 to 10 years old. The group will begin on June 13th 2022 and be held weekly on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Is the SOS Approach to Feeding right for my child?

  • My child eats a restricted range or limited variety of foods (typically less than 20)
  • My child refuses entire categories of foods
  • My child eats entirely different foods than the rest of the family at meal times
  • Mealtimes are an ongoing challenge
  • I would characterize my child’s feeding habits as extremely “picky”
  • My child is over-reactive to smells or tastes to the point of gagging or vomiting
  • My child has a history of sensory-processing difficulties

GETTING STARTED: To ensure appropriate peer pairings and group treatment goals, we are scheduling feeding therapy evaluations now. Please email our clinic coordinator, Courtney co@littlehandsot.com to schedule an initial feeding evaluation and please submit both our OT intake form and feeding history questionnaire, which can be filled out online.