Creative Cooks 2017
DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS, PROBLEM SOLVING & ENHANCED COMMUNICATION IN CHILDREN
FOR CHILDREN 4 THRU 7 YEARS OLD
Enhancing communication, socialization and fine motor skills in a nurturing and supportive environment is the focus of this creative group. Children share in the task of planning and preparing food, solving problems, and enjoying the social aspect of cooking. The group is run by a speech therapist and an occupational therapist with an emphasis on supporting social interaction and working together to share in a common goal. This is a high functioning group, designed for children that have difficulty in social situations or initiating and sustaining interactions with peers.
Areas targeted include:
- Encouraging appropriate behaviors during social interactions in a small group setting.
- Improving problem solving, sequencing, and reasoning skills while completing a variety of cooking and kitchen tasks.
- Increasing cooperative peer interactions.
- Enhancing both receptive and expressive communication skills in social situations.
- Improving coordination skills.
WHEN: Thursdays, June 22st – August 17th (no session on July 6th) TIME: 10:30AM-12:00PM
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.)**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.**