Summer 2016 Early Childhood Groups Ages 3-6 Fridays: June 10, 2016-July 29, 2016
Bringing Therapy Home offers fun, age-appropriate, interactive groups utilizing research-based curriculum.
Groups are designed for children ages 3 through 6 years old – this includes all children –typically developing children and children with needs (speech, language, fine motor, gross motor, or cognitive delays).
We utilize a visual schedule, movement, objects to represent vocabulary and concepts, visuals, step-by-step communicators, and a communication device so that all children, regardless of their developmental level, can participate.
We offer groups on Friday mornings or Friday afternoons. Each class is 60 minutes and last for 8 weeks. Our summer groups start on June 10, 2016 and last until July 29, 2016 . Class size is limited to 12 children.
The cost for each 8 week group is $180. Your child may enroll in more than one group. Snacks are provided for children that are registered in more than one class and dietary restrictions are honored.
Each week, parents will be emailed a newsletter that describes the activity and skill targeted for the week along with tips/suggestions on how to carry-over the skills into the home and community environments. Families are encouraged to share the newsletter with other adults in the child's life.
Two weeks prior to the start of the group, you will be contacted by one of the facilitators to discuss your child’s strengths and specific needs of your child. This information will be utilized to plan and develop the activities used for the group sessions.
The Friday group sessions are led by Marena Mitchell, a speech-language pathologist, Sarah Eller, an occupational therapist, Mary Maxey, an early childhood special education teacher and Emilyjane Eichman, a music therapist (board certified in March).
If your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or receives services from an outside provider, please let us know what your child's goals are and we can embed the goals into the group activities.
To enroll your child in a group, please complete the registration form, located at the bottom of the page. Once the registration form has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required with your registration (the amount will be applied toward the class fee; however, if you cancel your child's registration, the deposit is forfeited).
Payments can be made by cash, check (Bringing Therapy Home, 13469 Switzer Road, Overland Park, KS 66213) or using a credit card at our center. Once payment has been received, you will be emailed a receipt.
If you need to set up a payment plan, please contact Bringing Therapy Home. We want your child/family to receive the support they need and offer payment plans if needed.
If you have questions regarding the group classes offered, please contact Bringing Therapy Home.
"Pretend with Me"
Friday Morning: 9:00-10:00 0 out of 12 spots available
Friday Afternoon: 12:00-1:00 0 out of 12 spots available
In, "Pretend with Me," your child will interact with a different Jane Cabrera book each week. Jane Cabrera's books are repetitive, often to the tune of a familiar nursery rhyme.
We have adapted each book using objects and pictures to increase comprehension of the concepts within the story. We will utilize music and movement, play, and interactive language groups to expand on the weekly skills. Children will take on different roles from the book to increase their understanding of the concepts.
Skills such as positional concepts, vocabulary, making associations, increasing use of spontaneous language, increasing the length and complexity of their language, answering questions, asking questions, expanding on language using descriptive words, verbal turn-taking, and responding to peers using age-appropriate language will be targeted (lessons are created based on the needs of the group).
Following the story, the children will be divided into 3 groups and rotate through stations. One station will be led by a speech-language pathologist, one will be led by an early childhood special education teacher, and one will be led by a music therapist. Activities will focus on concepts from the targeted book for the week.
Friday Morning: 10:15-11:15 0 out of 12 spots available
Friday Afternoon: 1:15-2:15 0 out of 12 spots available
Each week, your child will learn a new problem solving strategy based on the strategies from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning. We will provide opportunities for your child to improve their ability to solve the problems they encounter on a daily basis. Examples include becoming easily frustrated when they have difficulty obtaining an item or completing a task, sharing with siblings/friends, what to do when someone is doing something to them that they don’t like, and/or how to respond when they do not get the outcome expected.
Your child will participate in role playing, working together with partners, and individual tasks to have an opportunity to improve their ability to use the strategy targeted for the week. Strategies such as asking for help, setting a timer, trading, walking away, making a different choice, and waiting for a turn.
In, "Problem Solvers," your child will develop and expand on their social skills while interacting with others. Each session begins with music and movement, followed by a large, interactive group activity to introduce the targeted skill and then the children participate in small groups. Visuals and social stories are utilized to teach the social skill concepts.
Following the large group activity, the children will be divided into 3 groups (often 4 kids each) and rotate through stations. One station is led by a speech-language pathologist, one station is led by an occupational therapist, and one station is led by an early childhood special education teacher. Stations often include specific toys that will elicit the targeted skill (e.g. saying, "I don't like that" when a friend takes a toy they were playing with). The children will have the opportunity to use the skill in a small group setting, having numerous opportunities to use the targeted skill.