Summer Classes- 2022
Mad Science Handwriting Camp- This camp is designed for the more advanced writer (6-9). We will address spacing, line awareness, increasing writing speed, neatness, along with strength and endurance all while completing fun science experiments. Writing can be either cursive or print practice. (4 week camp May 31- June 21)
Story Time Yoga- (4 week camp May 31- June 21)
Gardening & Motor Skills – This class ins designed for elementary aged students. Students will engage in gardening activities while participating in individualized, therapeutic fine and gross motor activities.
Reading & Writing- This class is designed for elementary aged students. Each class will begin and end with a large group motor and sound activity. Followed by breakout small groups targeting specific visual and motor skills as they relate to handwriting and specific sound and language skills as they relate to reading and spelling.
Vocational Skills & AAC Communication– This class utilizes augmentative communication devices to provide non-verbal children ways to communicate their wants and needs as well as giving them appropriate ways to play with toys. Strategies and techniques are also implemented to improve verbal communication and receptive language. Socialization is also encouraged through the use of augmentative communication devices and through play-based therapy.
Making Friends – Speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists will guide the children as they practice communicating with peers. The specific areas addressed will vary according to the needs of the children in each group and may include initiating and participating in conversation, maintaining appropriate eye contact, asking and responding to questions, and turn-taking. Children will practice the social skills while participating in a variety of activities including role playing, outdoor games, board games, crafts, and conversation.
Life Enrichment – Teens will practice every day self-help skills with peers. A speech-language pathologist and occupational therapist will guide the children through activities such as going to a restaurant, grocery shopping, writing checks, making change, and doing laundry. The main objective is to improve daily living skills while also helping children to make friends and to interact more appropriately with others.
Vocational Skills -Young Adults will learn and practice vocational skills as they relate to real-world situations. Students will complete vocational skills training with guidance from occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists. Skills include resume writing, interviews, basic job tasks, interpersonal skills, and other work-related skills. Students will have the opportunity to complete work-study at a local coffee shop with guidance and skilled interventions from occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists.