2016 Language Groups for Toddlers and Preschool Children’s Therapy Place is now offering dynamic language group therapy to address the multi-faceted needs of our clients. These language groups are designed to improve communication skills through play based group therapy for children with speech-language goals. Led by a licensed speech/language pathologist, children will enjoy participation in weekly, hour long sessions to improve expressive, receptive, and pragmatic (social skills) language goals. Sessions will include activities such as arts/crafts, interactive games, songs, free play, and more! Adult participation is required and encouraged for coaching on specific strategies and techniques that can be utilized within the home and community environments.
Social Skills- Let’s Get Social! Come join our Social Skills group—a therapeutic solution to improving your child’s social interaction and communication skills! Have fun working towards the common goal of appropriate communication skills with the help of a speech-language pathologist in a peer group setting. Work on turn taking, friendship, problem solving, conversation skills, and more while participating with same aged peers during a 30-60 minute social language activity.
Social and Language Groups are held weekly. Please call our office today for more information. 208-323-8888
Occupational Therapy Groups
Designed to help children improve handwriting skills, fine motor strength, dexterity, and attention during seated tasks. Led by a licensed Occupational Therapist, children will participate in a variety of activities with a multisensory approach to make handwriting fun! Participants will enjoy gross motor play, arts/crafts, games and activities to improve sensorimotor planning and visual perceptual skills. Strategies from the program Handwriting Without Tears will be incorporated into the daily activities.
Mighty Muscles Boys Groups (Ages 6-9)
Mini Muscles Boys Group (Ages 3-6)
These action packed groups are designed especially for boys and will focus on sensory motor development. Join us for lots of jumping, crashing, pushing, sliding, spinning and heavy body work activities that engage the sensory system. The boys will enjoy obstacle courses, use of a large play structure and games that promote upper body and core strengthening, endurance, motor planning and sequencing. Led by a licensed Occupational Therapist, emphasis will be on proximal stability, ability to move smoothly through transitional patterns, functional use of flexion and extension patterns. Sensory stimulation will be provided through activities that provide proprioception, tactile, and vestibular input.