Groups

Friendship Groups

TherAbilities’ Friendship Group is a therapeutic environment fostering social relationships and self-regulation skills for children and youth.

Groups are designed to enhance the social awareness and interpersonal skills of children with developmental challenges. Social language and social cognition are central elements of this program. Friendship Group schedule includes developmentally appropriate play, cooperative and recreational activities, and facilitated discussions.
Parent meetings explain our curriculum and help ensure carryover of skills to be practiced in home/community settings.

Click here to DOWNLOAD  Friendship Group objectives (PDF)

Intake:

  • First-time applicants must schedule an intake appointment to determine group readiness. Intake fee is $95.

Cost:

  • $450 fee for each Friendship Group session. Payment is due on or before the first group meeting.

Registration:

  • Applicants are registered in the order received. Group size is limited.

Cancellation:

  • Please give at least one week’s notice of cancellation. TherAbilities reserves the right to cancel a group and will notify applicants as early as possible if this should be necessary.

Summer Day Camp

 

TherAbilities’ Therapeutic Summer Day Camps are designed and co- led by our early childhood educator, occupational, physical, and speech therapists. Children socialize with peers while working intensively on their personal therapy goals. Children who have previously enrolled at TherAbilities will receive first priority. A preregistration interview is required for any children new to TherAbilities’ programs.

Summer Camp Objectives Include:

  • Self-Regulation and Emotional Awareness
  • Sensory Discrimination and Exploration
  • Motor Coordination and Strengthening
  • Listening and following directions
  • Learning about social expectations
  • Using manners, sharing, helping skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Using memory skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Vocabulary development
  • Articulation practice

Speech-Language Groups

LATE TALKERS SOCIAL COMMUNICATION SOCIAL COMMUNICATION
AGES 18-32 MONTHS AGES 4-7 YEARS AGES 7-12 YEARS
Objectives:

  • Beginning speech sound development
  • Use of a variety of word combinations to increase length and complexity of spoken language
  • Expansion and development of vocabulary
  • Comprehension skills, including following directions that include a variety of concepts (e.g. color, shape, location, etc.)
Objectives:

  • Social interaction skills with peers, including greetings, conversation skills, social eye contact, and body language
  • Listening and attention skills
  • Understanding of emotions
  • Expressive language skills
  • Functional communication skills, including taking turns, sharing, helping skills, following multi-step directions/ information
  • Following group activities and reducing behaviors that interfere with successful participation in peer group interactions
Objectives:

  • Communication skills such as staying on topic, asking for assistance, initiating and maintaining conversation
  • Understanding social boundaries
  • Coping with unfamiliar situations
  • Being a good friend and a good sport
  • Creating and maintaining positive social relationships
  • Apologizing
  • Using appropriate body language
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Hygiene skills needed during peer interactions