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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

Building Blocks - Horsham Center
Group for 5-7 year olds
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
September 26 to November 21, 2017
Free screening on Tuesday, September 12 at 5:00 pm.

Building Blocks is a group designed to encourage your child to enhance his/her social skills and will focus on interactions with peers. Children will be given opportunities to establish and practice appropriate social interactions and behavior in a caring and safe environment. Activities will be based around building with legos and blocks, and your child will take on different roles within the group to work together to create models and play games. Each session includes an emphasis on providing activities with opportunities to develop typical social skills.

 

Words With Friends - Horsham Center
Group for 5-9 year olds
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
October 4 to November 29, 2017
Free screening on Wednesday, September 20 at 5:00 pm.

Words with Friends is a group designed to promote improved motor speech coordination to further facilitate improved articulation skills. This group seeks to address motor speech coordination difficulties characteristic of those seen in children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. A variety of cuing strategies will be used in order to help facilitate greater success with specific sound errors. The group will also provide the opportunity for children to use targeted words to improve grammar and social skills.

 

Write On - Limerick Center
For children going into kindergarten
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
September 27 to November 15, 2017
Free screening on Wednesday, September 20 at 5:00 pm.

“Write On” is a group designed to promote increased motor skills to further facilitate capital letter and number formations for kindergartners. It follows the Handwriting Without Tears® program and focuses on the correct placement and stroke sequence of letters and numbers. 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 is a group smaller than a classroom. Additionally, a book from the program is available for purchase for further practice at home.

 

For more information on therapeutic play groups, contact the Theraplay center nearest you.

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