Adventure Squad – Summer 2019
DEVELOPING SOCIAL & PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
THROUGH NATURE, SCIENCE, ART & CULINARY GROUP PROJECTS
for children 5 thru 7 years old
Adventure Squad is a small group therapy program focusing on social skills through project-based activities with a nature theme. The group will focus on developing social interaction skills by building awareness of peer perspective taking through cooperative and fun group projects. Group members will have opportunities to utilize the Emerge garden and explore nature, while being challenged with generating project ideas, gathering materials and executing plans for gardening, science, cooking and art projects. Projects will provide opportunities for group problem solving and teamwork, as well as negotiation and retention of individual roles and responsibilities within each project. This program will include social communication concepts from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking ® curricula, and application of self-regulation strategies. The group is co-led by two therapists, and will be limited to six children in order to provide individualized attention.
- Understanding concepts of Social Thinking curricula (e.g. Following The Group Plan, Keeping Your Body in the Group)
- Problem solving within a group context
- Executive functioning skills related to planning, praxis, sequencing and organization
- Tolerating challenges during project-based activities
- Cooperative play, teamwork and peer negotiation
When: Tuesdays, June 11th – August 13th (no session week of July 4th) Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Total Cost: $1,200*
To register, submit a paper or electronic form with a $150 registration fee to hold your child’s spot. This fee will go towards the total cost of the group program.
*In order to keep the cost low, this program is offered as a flat rate with no make-ups or refunds. We understand that your child may miss one or more weeks due to vacation and the cost has been established with that in mind. You may be able to seek reimbursement from insurance for OT services from your insurance provider.
If your child is not attending therapy sessions at Emerge, we will be in touch with you to set up a brief free screening to determine if this program is a good match for your child.