Pediatric Therapy Partners offers many opportunities for social interaction in a group setting. Even children receiving individual therapy are provided with opportunities to practice their social skills with peers. We offer several groups that are designed to meet the needs of your child. These groups are a reflection of what our clients indicate are the most challenging problems for their children.
Play Partners is a group designed to promote social and play skills through the use of movement, music and art. Our small class size is designed to optimize social participation and practice skills in realistic play scenarios. In addition, we are able to tailor the group to meet the specific needs of the participants because of the size of the group. Offered for children 4-6 years old.
One of the most difficult challenges for children can be navigating the social expectations during unstructured play times with friends. Whether that is at school during center time, play dates or recess, they often feel overwhelmed and lack the skills to enter play, negotiate successfully with friends, express their desires and accept others play ideas. Drop In and Play is a facilitated, unstructured play group that will address those challenges and help your child develop the skills they need to be successful.
Off the Screen is designed for middle school aged children to improve social skills and community access. The group is 6 weeks in length. The first group meets at PTP for a facilitated discussion and planning session. Each week for the next 5 weeks, the group goes into the community based on what the collective group planned (bowling, shopping, zoo, etc.). This allows them to practice compromising with on another, expressing their ideas and managing money to name a few.
Words and Wiggles is a group for children and their parent/caregiver. It is designed to improve language development through the use of sensory strategies, oral motor activities, and education. It is facilitated by an Occupational and Speech Therapist. Designed for children ages 18 months-2 years.