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2018 Summer Group (July 30 to August 3) Is Full

January 25, 2018

Camps are full please email gp@littlehands.com to get on the waitlist.

Join Little Hands Occupational Therapy Clinic for our two fantastic and fun summer groups! All groups are facilitated by Pediatric Occupational Therapists.

The two groups we are offering this summer are:

  • Group 1:  Self-Regulation & Social Skills Intensive (Blended Ages)
  • Group 2:  Kindergarten Buddies Group

Please sign up by March 01, 2018 as limited space is available in each camp.


Self-Regulation & Social Skills Intensive (Blended Ages)

To reserve your child’s spot, download and fill out the Camp Sign up Form and email to gp@littlehandsot.com 

Dates: Monday, July 30th to Friday, August 3rd (5 Days)
Time:  9:00AM to 11AM
Cost: $850

[Download Registration Form]

  • 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 understanding 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 “Super-Flex 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

 

Kindergarten Buddies Group *

To reserve your child’s spot, download and fill out the Camp Sign up Form and email to gp@littlehandsot.com

* Child must be preparing for kindergarten or just completed kindergarten

Dates: Monday, July 30th to Friday, August 3rd (5 Days)
Time:  11:30AM to 1:30PM
Cost: $850

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  • 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 to 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
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Feeding Group (Starting Sept. 4, 2018)

Little Hands is offering a 12-week feeding group to assess and treat children with feeding difficulties.

We are excited to announce that Little Hands Occupational Therapy is offering a 12-week feeding group to assess and treat children with feeding difficulties. The group will be held weekly on Tuesdays, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Tuesday, September 4th, 2018.

Over the course of 12 treatment sessions, children will participate in play-based activities incorporating a variety of foods and a whole-body approach to eating: This encompasses postural control, oral motor skills, behavior, learning, sensory processing, medical needs, and nutritional considerations.