CCS is now offering supplemental programming to promote development and support social engagement. Our groups are designed for kiddos who may or may not be in therapy. We have a variety of play and social groups for children ages 2-7 in our new space right next door to our main clinic. Each group is play-based, inclusive and run by a developmental therapist.
Toddler Group (2-3YR) – Mondays 9:30-10:30
Begins January 3rd – 8 Week Session
Each week will include engaging themes and fun group activities centered around play. Caregivers are encouraged to attend the first few weeks or until you feel as though your child is ready to separate. Caregivers may also join each week if preferred. During group, we introduce circle time and transition from two to three group activities including, sensory play, art, fine and gross activities, and facilitated play.
Social Skills & Play (2.5-4YR) – Wednesdays 1:00-2:30
Begins January 5th – 8 Week Session
A play-based group with the primary focus being social-emotional development and play skills. This group is for children 2.5-4 years of age and is taught by our early childhood educator/developmental therapist. This class is for kiddos who are looking for a little more practice with both their play and social skills in a weekly themed and play-based class. Classes are run in six-week sessions. Social skills, cooperative games, and imaginative playschemes will be intertwined within our daily schedule.
Little Explorers (2.5-3.5YR) – Tuesdays and/or Fridays 9:30-11:30
Begins January 4th & 7th – 8 Week Session
A preschool readiness program that will target pre-academic skills in a fun and engaging environment. Each session will include circle time, gross and fine motor activities, crafts, facilitated play & emphasis on social skills. This class is perfect for kiddos who will be planning on attending a preschool program in the near future. During group, we introduce circle time and transition between group activities including; sensory play, art, fine and gross motor activities, social and free play.
Motor Masters (2.5-4YR) – Fridays 1:00-2:30pm
Begins January 7th – 8 Week Session
Motor masters is a class designed for children 2.5-4 years of age and taught by our early childhood educator/developmental therapist. This class is for kiddos who are looking for a little more practice with both their fine and gross motor skills in a weekly themed and play-based class. Classes are run in six-week sessions. Social skills, cooperative games, and imaginative playschemes will be intertwined within our daily schedule.
CCS Pediatric Therapy & Family Wellness provides weekly therapeutic group sessions to improve social communication skills. Groups are based on age and areas of need, with 2-6 children in each. We currently provide groups for children in preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school. Our social groups are influenced by the work of Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke, as well as by authors such as Joel Shaul and Julia Cook. Our modified curriculum focuses on the following areas:
- Joint engagement
- Play expansion
- Collaborative activities
- Interpreting body language and facial expressions
- Tracking eye gaze to determine what someone is looking at or thinking about
- Conversational skills
- Friendship building and maintenance
- Understanding hidden social rules
- Understanding and using sarcasm and humor
- Conflict resolution
- Interview skills
- Perspective taking
- And More!
Early Elementary Social Group (5-7YR) – Fridays 4:00-5:00
Begins January 7th – 8 Week Session
Using the social thinking curriculum we will target social skills by playing games, reading books, and engaging in teamwork activities.
CCS offers weekly feeding groups for picky eaters. Each week different foods are provided for the children to learn about, look at, smell, taste, and categorize. These groups have a strong focus on FUN in order to create positive new experiences with a variety of foods. Guidance for food chaining at home is additionally provided in order to increase the foods the child is exposed to outside of the clinic, and ultimately to expand the child’s diet.
Playgroups for Younger Kids Coming Soon!
CCS Pediatric Therapy & Family Wellness offers a therapeutic summer camp for children 2.5 to 5 years old. The camp is run by our developmental therapist and support from an occupational, physical, and speech therapist. Camp activities are thoughtfully created to encourage development in gross motor, fine motor, speech and language, and peer socialization skills. Each week, campers have the opportunity to discover, learn, and engage with activities centralized around a theme. Therapists tailor strategies to each child’s needs to foster their ability to interact with and participate to their fullest extent at camp and beyond. Campers and their families are provided with strategies to implement at home to encourage growth across all areas of development.
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