Social Butterflies – Winter/Spring 2019
DEVELOPING SOCIAL & PLAY SKILLS
for children 5 thru 7 years old
Social Butterflies is a small group therapy program focusing on developing the communication and play skills needed to navigate peer interactions and peer play appropriately. Through building awareness of play with others, group members will learn how to expand upon parallel play, focusing on cooperative and reciprocal play with peers. This program will include learning opportunities for peer perspective taking, turn taking and sharing, and understanding consequences and changes that may occur during peer play. This program will include social communication and sensory motor activities in the small sensory gym, games, arts and crafts incorporating concepts from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking ® curricula. The group is co-led by an occupational therapist and speech and language therapist, and will be limited to six children in order to provide individualized attention.
- Understanding concepts of Social Thinking Curriculum
- Thinking Thoughts and Feeling Feelings
- The Group Plan
- Thinking With Your Eyes
- Body in the Group
- Whole Body Listening
- Recognition of emotions
- Expansion of parallel play to cooperative/reciprocal play
- Tolerating challenges during play
- Turn taking/sharing/personal space
- Understanding consequences during peer play
When: Thursdays, January 24th – May 23rd
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM Total Cost: $100 per session
To register, submit a paper or electronic form. Early registration is strongly encouraged as this program fills quickly.
Children are expected to attend every session (barring illness), as the sessions build on each other and group dynamics are an important component. These services are billed as Occupational and/or Speech Therapy services and many parents receive partial reimbursement from their insurance companies.
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.