May 2, 2011, 5:51 PM
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Summer Program Guide @ Clinical Connections
Clinical Connections Summer 2011 Program Guide
From Cris Lovendahl, Executive Director: Summer 2011
Reading through this program guide, you will discover many unique opportunities to support your child’s development. We highly recommend that the design of your child’s program change from Fall to Summer and Summer to Fall.
We provide a wide range of Therapeutic Services including Speech and Occupational Therapy, as well as Social Work Services. Other therapeutic opportunities for your child include: Music Therapy; Recreational Therapy; Animal-Assisted Therapy; Handwriting
Group; The Engine Group; Fast Forward and Therapeutic Listening. Opportunities to assist you include: Oral/Motor Feeding Clinic; Creative Playrooms; Sensory Diet Clinic; Project Design and PECS Clinic.
We believe each child should have some group participation to foster social skills, language, and learning while interacting with peers. This encourages the skills to socialize and learn in small and large groups, develops socially appropriate behavior, and is also cost-friendly.
Until your child remains generally regulated, engaged, and closes several circles of communication (DIR Level 4), we recommend individual work to prepare your child for group participation.
Infants/Toddlers may participate with their parents in Infant Stimulation, Toddler Communication, Sensory Processing and/or Kaleidoscope Kids. Preschoolers may wish to enroll in PALS (Play and Language Stimulation), Sensory Processing, Kaleidoscope Kids, or Jamberry Enrichment. Kindergarteners and First Graders may consider Jamberry Enrichment, Classroom Buddies, Klassroom Kids, or Sensory-Motor Group. At age ten, we recommend participation in our Tween and Teen Programs.
Of course, we are committed to our always-popular Friendship Groups, focused on social emotional development based on “Floortime” principles. Our paraprofessional program is supervised by a licensed therapist and mentoring meetings are held weekly. Our TALK
groups, run by a speech language pathologist, will strictly focus on language and articulation development in a small group setting.
Classroom Connections continues to expand its two-tiered model for consultation and program implementation. In order to keep your program as affordable as possible, we recommend weekly consultation with a certified teacher and additional hours with our highly
capable paraprofessionals. The consultant will assess, design programs, and serve as your advocate at school meetings. The paraprofessional will utilize the programs as designed. Newly added is our ABA Programming…ask about our on-site BCBA consultant and her
team of line therapists. Many families are taking advantage of the new Autism Law to receive reimbursement for these services through insurance.
The North Shore Teen Center has expanded services to include student led Teen Clubs and individual skill-based classes. We recommend students first participate in the therapeutic 3-hour program to learn independence in a healthy lifestyle. After these skills are
established, Teen Partners (adult parapros) are available to come to the home to generalize these skills to the home environment; many clients select this option in the summer.
Of course, we welcome siblings into many of these programs. If you have a sibling that would like to participate, please complete a separate schedule request form for them and enroll them as a junior play partner. They will be included in our groups at no cost.
Thank you for your continued business and support; we appreciate working with such great families!!
(This post was edited by Jeannettemgr on May 4, 2011, 11:33 AM)