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Therapeutic Group Programs are an opportunity for children to receive an intensive therapy experience in a small group setting. These programs are designed to help children become more successful in meeting the demands and expectations of everyday life. This is done through playful engagement in success oriented activities in a setting that offers natural opportunities for engagement.

Our Group Programs are open to both children who are current Emerge clients as well as those who are not. Early registration is recommended as our programs tend to fill quickly.

  2019 Fall Group Programs

Preschool Power

A small, social-intensive group program for children who are preschool-age. The focus of this group is on developing classroom participation skills, effective communication skills and appropriate peer interactions using circle time, supported play, movement activities, crafts and a snack. This group is co-led by a speech- language pathologist and an occupational therapist, and will be limited to six children in order to provide individualized attention.

For preschoolaged children

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Setting the Stage for Social Success 

A small group therapy program focused on the development of social-cognitive skills through the use of drama and theater arts games and activities.  The group will focus on developing foundational social skills, such as establishing and maintaining friendships, recognizing and coping with emotions, dealing with changes in routine, as well as understanding non-verbal and non-literal language. The group is co-led by an occupational therapist and a speech therapist, and will be limited to six children in order to provide individualized attention

For children ages 7-10

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Adventure Squad  

A small group that focuses on the development of social skills through project-based activities with a nature theme. The group will help build awareness of peer perspective-taking through cooperative and fun group projects. This group is co-led by two occupational therapists and will be limited to six children in order to provide individualized attention.

For children ages 5-7

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Grow and Play

In this group, parents/caregivers will accompany their infants and participate in activities to promote positive development. Early development provides a foundation for achievement of motor, self-regulation and social milestones later on. Parents will learn information related to early development, stress and readiness signs, positioning and play. Sessions will also include time for hands-on practice implementing learned strategies, such as tummy time, multi-sensory play and infant massage. Grow and Play offers a fun and interactive opportunity to strengthen the bond between parent/caregiver and child.  This groups is led by two Occupational Therapists.

For caregivers and infants ages 0-6 months

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Social Sleuths

A small group that focuses on the development of communication, self-regulation skills and strategies to navigate social situations and negotiate peer interactions. Through building awareness of social cues, group members will learn how to master the skills they need to navigate the social world.  This group is co-led by a speech-language pathologist and an occupational therapist, and will be limited to six children in order to provide individualized attention.

For children ages 8-12

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