Working Toward a Common Goal
During group pediatric occupational therapy, a dyad or small group of children work together with one or more occupational therapists. In addition to supporting the goals of individual therapy, the group process goes beyond supporting the child’s individual sensory, motor and emotional profile to address moment-to-moment social interactions between children that occur in the child’s daily life. By doing so, we are able to promote self-regulation, shared engagement, reciprocity and emotional thinking – all of which are integral for the child’s success in the family, school and community.
Our groups are ongoing enrollment, with individual screening required prior to group placement.
Kids in Action
This group provides the opportunity to explore and enjoy age-appropriate motor games & activities with peers. Children work on initiating and sustaining ideas with peers, conflict resolution and problem solving in a fun, safe and supportive environment. The group is tailored for each child’s individual profile, supporting their motor planning, regulation & sensory processing. In addition, a fine motor element is included to build the foundational skills needed for success in handwriting.
Ages 8 – 10
This group is for preschool-aged children who can benefit from support to promote positive social interaction. Therapists provide social-emotional support moment-to-moment with modeling to help group members gain insight about peers and how their actions affect others so they can best experience joy and meaning through everyday play experiences.