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Therapeutic Play Groups

Each group program is an hour session, once a week, for 8 weeks. Parents receive a brief summary after each visit and a progress report at mid- and end of session. Theraplay’s therapeutic play groups are available to all children at any stage of development. However, because there is a therapeutic focus to each session, we require a physician’s prescription in order to register for the group.

Current Groups

Let's Be Friends

West Chester Center
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
January 2 - February 20, 2018
Free screening on December 19 at 5:00 pm

“Let’s Be Friends” is a group designed to encourage your child to enhance his/her social competence while also expanding on their language and verbalizations. Children will be given opportunities to establish and practice their words, as well as appropriate social interactions and behavior, in a caring and safe environment. Each session will include an emphasis on providing activities with opportunities to develop typical language and social skills and will be run by a speech therapist.

 

Handwriting Helper

West Chester Center
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm
January 8 - February 26, 2018
Free screening on December 18 at 5:00 pm

“Handwriting Helper” is a group designed to promote increased motor skills to further facilitate lower-case letter formation and placement, appropriate letter size and spacing, strengthen the muscles of the hand/wrist, and promote separation of the hand and fingers from the rest of the arm while writing. It follows the Handwriting Without Tears® program. Benefits of the group include: increasing motor skills in a caring and safe environment, interacting with peers while working on handwriting and the opportunity to learn and practice skills as a group smaller than a classroom. Additionally, a book from the program is available for purchase for further practice at home.

 

Yoga for Kids

Broomall Center
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm
February 12 - April 2, 2018
Free screening on January 29 at 5:00 pm

“Yoga for Kids” is designed to encourage your child to enhance their body’s flexibility and strength while increasing mindfulness and social skills. Through the practice of various balance poses and activities, this group promotes concentration, body awareness and coordination, and will be run by a physical therapist.

 

For more information on therapeutic play groups, or to request a group for your child, contact the Theraplay center nearest you.

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