Cool Cats- Spring 2017
DEVELOPING COPING & SOCIAL SKILLS FOR CHILDREN WITH ANXIETY
FOR CHILDREN 5 THRU 9 YEARS OLD
Cool Cats is an effective small Occupational Therapy group program focusing on developing coping skills and strategies for children demonstrating anxiety and/or stress in relation to school, change, peers and/or other aspects of everyday life. This program will include relaxation activities, music and movement, arts and crafts, feelings exploration, and cognitive/behavioral strategies. It will be led by two occupational therapists and limited to six children.
NOTE: This program is designed for children who are easily overwhelmed and is not appropriate for high-energy children who might better be served by Junior Explorers.
- Develop comfort participating in a small group setting.
- Identify feelings in different situations.
- Develop self-coping skills for dealing with stressful situations.
- Learn sensory-based strategies that may reduce anxiety.
- Develop age appropriate social skills and friendships.
WHEN: Thursdays, March 9- June 8
WHERE: Emerge-A Child’s Place | 3905 University Drive | Durham, NC 27707
COST: $100 (per session)
Children are expected to attend every session (barring illness) as the sessions build on each other and group dynamics are an important component.
(You may be able to seek reimbursement from insurance for OT services)
Early registration is strongly encouraged as this program fills quickly.
**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.**