Brain Training groups address executive functioning skills such as time management, planning, organization, working memory, task initiation, emotional control, and response inhibition. In Brain Training 101, we work on up to three of these skills at a time through various games and activities such as Mystery Word/Sentence, Reverse Sequences, Stare Jr., Cartoon It and much more! Participants in this group are 6+ years old. In Brain Training 201, we work on these skills through various long-term, group projects. These groups require that students be able to participate in group discussion and role play and have minimal challenging behavior. Participants in this group are typically 8 years old and up. Quarterly reports give a summary of the skills addressed and are provided at no extra charge. Groups meet Mondays 4:30-5:30pm.
After-school tutoring works with different subjects like math, writing, etc. You choose the amount of time spent on each subject. 1:1 child to teacher ratio*. Must be at least 5 years old. Tutoring sessions are available Monday – Thursday 4:00 pm –5:00 pm or 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
*Subject to Tutor Availablity
Play Clubs are groups of about 4 children ages 4-6 years old. This group targets various play skills such as attending to and interacting appropriately with peers, taking turns, imitating peers and pretend play skills. Children attending these groups should be able to tolerate separation from their caregivers, engage in at least minimal appropriate play skills, share space appropriately, have some mode of established communication and minimal challenging behavior. Quarterly reports give a summary of the skills addressed and are provided at no extra charge. Groups meet from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm on Tuesdays. Goals for play clubs will be taken from the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills—Revised (ABLLS-R). Individuals with special needs learn better when they can model skills from their age-appropriate peers. We love to include typically-developing siblings in our groups (at no charge to families)!
Social Skills groups address skills such as playing board games, complimenting, greeting peers, perspective taking, body language, bullying, emotional regulation and conversation skills. These groups involve group discussion and role play which are the main prerequisite skills needed to participate in these groups. Participants in this group must also have minimal challenging behavior. Participants in these groups range in age from 6 to 12. Quarterly reports give a summary of the skills addressed and are provided at no extra charge. Groups typically consist of up to 6 students and meet on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Goals for social skills groups will be taken from the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills—Revised (ABLLS-R) and the Assessment of Functional Living Skills-School Skills (AFLS). Individuals with special needs learn better when they can model skills from their age-appropriate peers. We love to include typically-developing siblings in our groups (at no charge to families)!
This group is a role play and discussion-based group for teens ages 12-17. Topics include navigating the social scene in middle/high school, making and maintaining friendships, boy/girl relationships, having conversations, etc. The group meets on Tuesdays 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm.
We offer a support group for school age siblings of children with special needs. This group provides siblings with a group of peers who “get it.” Facilitators assist the children in sharing feelings and experiences in an encouraging and positive format. The children are able to bond with other children who understand both the ups and downs of having a sibling with special needs. Sibs club will be every Monday from 4:30 – 5:30 pm.
Cost: $10 per week.
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