Children who need extra help, but don’t necessarily require individual Occupational Therapy Services can benefit from our summer classes.
We offer a variety of summer classes for kids at our location in St. Louis. We offer summer classes for different age groups, focusing on motor or social skills. Classes are lead by one of our Occupational Therapists. This isn’t a formal therapy session, so insurance will not be accepted nor will it cover these classes. Our classes are a perfect alternative to summer camps, or as something fun and productive to do for children who aren’t attending camp this summer. The child’s individual skills will not be formally assessed during class. If you’d like a formal assessment, please schedule an evaluation visit with us.
Current Class Schedule- Summer 2017
Leaping into Language
Designed for children 3-5 years old, this class is designed for preschoolers who have articulation errors and want to improve their speech through fun games in a group setting. Children with similar skills have fun working together and gain confidence in their speech ability.
Silly Summer Speech
This class is designed for preschoolers who have articulation errors and want to improve their speech through fun games in a group setting. Children with similar skills have fun working together and gain confidence in their speech ability.
Designed for children ages three to five. This class will give children opportunities to improve fine motor skills and motor coordination with an emphasis on pencil grasp, letter recognition, identification, letter formation, and scissor skills.
This summer class for kids is phenomenal for helping prepare your little one’s by developing their skills before starting kindergarten. This class is lead by one of our occupational therapist, and ensures your child has a strong grasp on fine motor skills, gross motor skills, knows how to follow directions, is able to identify and form letters, as well as being able to socialize with peers.
- Fine Motor – pencil grasp, coloring, cutting, and pasting
- Gross Motor – balance, coordination, ball skills, etc.
- Activities to encourage socialization
- Letter formation and identification
- Following directions
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Social Skills Class
Classes use the social thinking program designed by Michelle Garcia Winner. These classes will focus on developing peer relationships, cooperative play, turn taking, getting along with peers, and greeting new friends. This summer class gives your child the opportunity to interact with peers while learning how to meet and greet peers, taking turns, getting along with peers, and responsibility for one’s action. This class will give the children opportunities to play on various pieces of equipment, play as a group in messy activities, construct, and participate in obstacle courses. The therapist will be using the Social Thinking curriculum.
- Preschool Social Skills (3 – 5 years): Children will have the opportunity to explore our gym while completing obstacle courses, jumping on our trampoline, swinging, and cooperative play with a different activity each week.
- Girls Club (6 – 10 years): Girls attending will have the opportunity to explore our gym as well as participate in the activity of the week (such as cooking, arts and crafts, or salon activities).
- Boys Club (6 – 10 years): Boys participating in the class will have the opportunity to explore our gym and participate in activities that focus on team sports or creativity with Legos.
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Fine Motor Fitness
Monday 10:30 am-11:30 am
Ideal age for the Fine Motor Fitness Class is 3 to 5 years. This class focuses on pencil grasp, finger strengthening, and cutting skills.
This class is designed for children who have difficulty with using their small motor skills. Each class will begin with a warm up involving a obstacle course, jumping on our trampoline, or climbing our rock wall. Then we will participate in strengthening our fingers by playing with putty, play-doh, etc. We will end with your child working on their grasp by engaging in some type of activity whether it be feeding the caterpillar, and/or art project.
Children will develop appropriate fine motor skills to help them succeed with handwriting skills.
ILS (Integrated Listening Systems) is a multi-sensory approach to improving brain function. The ILS class can be geared towards different age levels. If a child is struggling with ADD, ADHD, a developmental disability, or a number of other issues related to brain development, the ILS class will be beneficial. Listening programs have been shown to aid children with sensory processing disorders, autism, Down Syndrome, and kids who were born prematurely. This class will utilize listening therapy to help children who have learning challenges; particularly with reading, writing, and cognitive skills. Activities during this summer class are designed to be engaging for children while taking a multi-sensory approach to improving reading, writing, and cognitive skills.
This class is scheduled based on interest. Call for next available class.
Each summer class has a limited number of spots available for each session. Call today to reserve a spot for your child.