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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.

 Summer 2020 Group Programs

This summer we are offering a variety of group formats, including our usual full-sized groups (max 6 children), small groups (max 4 children) and virtual groups.  We are also offering some groups at our Durham location and some at our Cary location.  Please be sure to read the group descriptions carefully as you decide what to sign up for.  The format of each group has been determined based on a variety of factors, with keeping our families and staff safe at the forefront of that process.  

Group formats are subject to change based on COVD-19 and possible changes in government and clinic polices.  If you have specific questions regarding this, please contact your child’s therapist or our director Brittni Winslow (brittni@emergepeds.com).  

Setting the Stage for Social Success

Mondays,  5-6pm
  • Location: Durham
  • In-Person, limited to 6 children
  • Ages 10-12 years old
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • Group focuses on the development of social-cognitive skills through the use of drama and theater arts games and activities. 

 

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Social Sleuths

Wednesdays , 4-5pm
  • Location: Cary
  • In-Person, limited to 3 children
  • Ages 8-12 years old
  • Led by an OT
  • Group focuses on the development of social-cognitive skills (such as conversation, perspective taking, and peer negotiation) through the use of Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation concepts.

 

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Girl Talk

Tuesdays,  4-5pm 
  • Location: Durham
  • In-person, limited to 6 children 
  • Ages 7-9 years old
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP 
  • Girl Talk encourages young girls to establish a positive self-concept and build skills required for successful friendships.

 

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Food Scientists (Senior)

Wednesdays 11am-12pm
  • Location: Virtual*
  • This virtual group will be limited  to 3 children
  • Ages 8-10 years old
  • Led by an OT
  • Group focuses on the development of feeding skills based on the SOS – Sequential Oral Sensory Method — approach to feeding. Children learn about food and its qualities as they explore.

*Virtual groups require a stable internet connection.  Adult support and food preparation may be required, please speak to a staff member if you have questions or concerns.

 

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Food Scientists (Junior)

Wednesdays 11am-12pm
  • Location: Virtual*
  • This virtual group will be limited  to 3 children
  • Ages 5-7 years old
  • Led by an SLP
  • Group focuses on the development of feeding skills based on the SOS – Sequential Oral Sensory Method — approach to feeding. Children learn about food and its qualities as they explore.

*Virtual groups require a stable internet connection.  Adult support and food preparation may be required, please speak to a staff member if you have questions or concerns.

 

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Worker Bees

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Location: Durham
  • In-person, limited to 3 children 
  • Ages 4-6 years old
  • Led by an OT
  • Worker Bees is a construction-themed, therapeutic small-group that provides structured sensory input to support children’s ability to sustain attention, and appropriately maintain self-regulation.

 

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Preschool Power

Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am
  • Location: Durham
  • In-person, limited to 4 children
  • 2 Sessions (June 16-July 9 and second session from July 14-August 6)
  • Ages 3-5 years old
  • Co-ed by an OT and SLP
  • This small group provides opportunities to build skills for preschool classroom readiness. Social communication and fine motor skills are addressed during mock classroom activities and routines.

 

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Social Butterflies

Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00pm 

  • Location: Cary
  • In-person, limited to 3 children
  • Ages 4-6 years old
  • Led by and SLP
  • This small group addresses social communication, perspective taking, turn-taking, and imaginative play skills.

 

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Write From the Start

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:00pm 
  • Location: Cary
  • In-person, limited to 6 children
  • Ages 5-7 years old
  • Co-led by two OTs
  • This group focuses on building fine and visual-motor skills and accurate letter formation needed for legible handwriting.

 

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Adventure Squad  

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm 
  • Location: Durham
  • In-person, limited to 4 children 
  • Ages 5-8 years old
  • Co-led by 2 OTs
  • This project-based group follows the interests of group members to complete motivating projects and build executive function, social problem solving and cooperative skills.

 

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AAC Adventures

Thursdays, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Location: Durham
  • In-person, limited to 4 children 
  • Ages 8-13
  • Co-led by 2 SLPs
  • This group focuses on developing communication, literacy, and social skills for children who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems.

 

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Worker Bots

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Location: Virtual*
  • Virtual group, limited to 3 children
  • Ages 4-6 years old
  • Led by an OT
  • Worker Bots is a unique movement-focused small group, aimed at providing children with heavy work activities to promote attention and self-regulation skills for children in their homes.

*Virtual groups require a stable internet connection.  Adult support may be required throughout the group.

 

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Preschool Projects

Thursdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Location: Virtual

  • Virtual group, limited to 3 children

  • Ages 3-5 years old

  • This unique group addresses fine motor skills through engaging activities with young children to prepare them for writing and early academic success. Empowers parents and caregivers as they support young children in skill building.

 

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Readers, Writers, Meaning Makers: Level One

Mondays, 9:00-10:00am
  • Location: Durham
  • In-person, limited to 3 children 
  • Grades K through 2
  • Led by an SLP
  • This small group uses the Orton-Gillingham method to help teach literacy to build confidence in reading, support academic success and create a lifelong love of books.

 

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