It is almost summer and we are in the process of completing our summer schedules for all of our kiddos! This summer we have received a lot of feedback from parents stating they are interested in having their child particiate in feeding groups, social thinking groups, or literacy/handwriting groups. My occupational therapist, Una Buck, my speech therapist, Danya Weinheimer, and myself are trained therapists in the Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) Approach to feeding and are excited to offer individual and group feeding treatment sessions to kiddos who are picky eaters or have a diagnosis of failure to thrive.
We will also be continuing our social thinking groups through the summer and have openings to add two more groups. Our social thinking groups are centered around the teaching of Michelle Garcia Winner and implement her materials and strategies. We focus a lot on team building, problem solving, perspective taking, organization, and figurative language. We have formed a book club with one of our groups, another group is participating in an amazing race series at the clinic, and we are also adding activities such as cooking and making pottery.
This summer will be the first summer that we are offering Literacy and Handwriting Groups. The purpose of these groups is to focus on children who are struggling with writing, reading comprehension, and the mechanics of letter formation.
Please let us know if you have any questions about these groups or need more information!