As Children Blossom Therapy Center offers quality occupational therapy and speech and language services for children of all ages. We provide evaluations, individual services, consultation and group services. We at ACB believe in utilizing play-based methods to facilitate development in all areas of need. We believe in a strong, team-oriented approach that includes the child's caregivers, doctors, teachers and other professionals.
Social Play Groups
We are offering groups that combines movement and language to increase your child’s social skills. Blossoms group is for ages 7-9. Branching out is for ages 6-7. Classes provide opportunities to practice and use social language and skills within movement activities and games. Emphasis will be placed on playing with peers, good sportsmanship, how to enter and exit play, problem solving and negotiations, perspective taking, turn taking, sharing, and cooperation. Lessons and activities will also be provided on recognizing and regulating alertness levels. Classes utilize simple gross motor games, games often played at birthday parties, common recess games, and board games to teach new skills.
Registration for this class is going on now and will remain open until the class is filled. The class is limited to 5 children.
Sprouts is a small intensive therapy group offered for children 2-3 and 3-5 years of age who have special needs. The group focuses on helping children who have delays in:
- Receptive and expressive language skills
- Articulation development
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Sensory integration
- Cognitive skills
- Social communication and peer play
- Social-emotional development
The group is taught jointly by Jodi Huber, occupational therapist, and Lisa R. Worrell, speech-language pathologist, through As Children Blossom Therapy Center, two times per week for 2 hours each session.
Group activities: The therapists utilize a combination of approaches and methodologies in an effort to individualize the program as needed for each child. Activities include facilitated free play, gross motor games, fine motor activities, arts and crafts, group tabletop games, circle time, and snack. All activities are facilitated to help each child participate to his/her highest degree, communicate with therapist and peers and prepare for preschool.
Goals addressed within the group:
- Developing fine and gross motor skills
- Improving sensory integration
- Developing receptive and expressive language skills
- Developing social communication skills
- Developing school readiness skills
- Developing successful transitions between activities
- Developing appropriate play skills with peers
- cooperative and interactive play
- negotiation and turn taking
- sensory regulation
- gross and fine motor skills
- social communication during simple snack preparation and meals
- following increasingly complex directions and patterns