Skill building groups are especially designed to help your child develop the skills they need in an interactive and social environment.
Guided by qualified therapists and trained instructors, groups are a great way to build the skills needed all while playing and making new friends!
Classes meet weekly. Please email Consult@TherapyPediatric.com to request enrollment form or information.
Integrated Listening Group
Integrated Listening group uses Integrated Listening Systems iLs and Brain Gym exercises to improve brain function and learning ability. It is designed for all children and especially beneficial for children with learning challenges. Group is most appropriate for children ages 2-14 years.
Integrated Listening Systems programs effectively “re-train” parts of the brain involved in learning, communicating and moving. Combining an auditory program with specific visual and balance activities, iLs strengthens neurological pathways and improves our ability to learn and to process information.
About Our Instructor:
Dr. Lalani Warnakulasuriya is a pediatrician and an iLs practitioner. She holds her medical degree from University of Bangalore, India and her Masters in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. She shares a passion for health.
Social Skills Group
Social Skills group, led by Speech and Language Pathologists help children develop the skills and practice role playing, positive social interactions with peers and social competence.
This groups helps children improve their pragmatic language skills and their interaction with peers and adults, further enhancing their ability to participate in school, home and community activities. Good social language skills also improve children’s academic performance, help them emotionally and get them involved actively in the community.
Pragmatic disorders often coexist with other language problems such as vocabulary development or grammar. Pragmatic problems may lower social acceptance. Peers may avoid having conversations with an individual with a pragmatic disorder. Social skills group create an opportunity for students to make more friends and to master the rules required for better social interaction.
Social skills group is conducted once weekly. Participants can invite two friends to every social skills class they attend.
This group looks like pure fun! But everything about it is designed to encourage your child’s development of neuromotor and psychosocial skills and sensory motor integration.
Developmental Playgroup is designed to facilitate optimal development of each child through the delivery of individualized early intervention services in a safe and supportive small group environment. It is ideal for ages 0-5 years.
Children are assessed in the areas of motor development, social-emotional development, cognitive skills, adaptive behavior and sensory processing skills. Goals are targeted for the areas of need and reassessed and modified at intervals. This group ensures a strong developmental foundation and successful early start.
Participants authorized by regional center are welcome
Handwriting Success Group
Handwriting Success utilizes Handwriting Without Tears curriculum developed by Jan Olsen. The curriculum focuses on introducing the alphabet in a developmentally appropriate sequence using hands on and multi sensory resources. Handwriting Success group offers challenging and fun interaction where children build strong foundation for writing and good writing habits.
Handwriting success group is led by Pediatric Occupational Therapists additionally certified in Handwriting Without Tears. Handwriting Success benefits students PreK-Grade 6 needing to develop good motor and coordination skills, letter forms, cursive skills and build strong foundation for writing.