We are so excited to offer a wide variety of summer programs, including two new social skills groups.
Writing For Fun Our spring small group writing program starts on Friday, March 9th at 4:00. This fun program is designed to improve writing skills for children in Kindergarten and First Grade. We use a multi sensory approach and elements of the Handwriting Without Tears program.
Emerge is please to continue to offer a variety of innovative summer programs to address the developmental needs of children in the community. Typically up to ½ of the children participating do not receiving therapy at Emerge. Please share the attached fliers with any families whom you think might be interested. Listed below you will find a brief description of our programs with the age groups for which they are offered. Please feel free to call us at 928-0204 if you have any questions. And thank-you for helping us spread the word.
Preschool Power is one of our most popular programs focusing on developing classroom participation skills, effective communication skills, and appropriate peer interactions in a small group setting. Co-led led by a speech therapist and an occupational therapist. For 3-5 year olds.
Capable Kindergarteners and Ready Writers focus on developing writing, fine and visual motor skills using a variety of drawing, writing and craft activities are used to develop children’s skills. Appropriate classroom behavior and social skills will also be addressed. For rising K-2nd graders.
Recipe for Fun is Emerge’s popular cooking camp co-led by a speech and occupational therapist. Fun, communication and socialization, with newly gained and improved cooking skills in a nurturing and supportive environment, are the goals for Recipe For Fun. There are two camps offered: one for children ages 4-7 and one for children 8-12 years of age.
Cool Cats is Emerge’s innovative program using sensory input in conjunction with cognitive strategies to develop coping skills for children with anxiety. Designed for children ages 5-9 years old, Cool Cats includes relaxation activities, music and movement, arts and crafts, feelings exploration, and cognitive/behavioral strategies.
Creative Writers is a new small group designed to elicit imaginative, organized, and effective writing. During this group, students will have the opportunity to act as “journalists” and “detectives”, incorporating shared experiences and visual imagery into their writing. Co-led by a speech therapist and an occupational therapist, Creative Writers uses strategies from the Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing program. Geared to rising 3rd thru 6th graders.
Junior Explorers and Senior Explorers are our new social skills summer programs. Co-led by an occupational therapist and a speech therapist, our explorer programs focus on improving social skills, communication and self-regulation using sensory motor activities, games, and concepts from the “How Does Your Engine Run” program. Junior Explorers is geared to children 5-7 years old and Senior Explorers is for 8-10 year olds.