Theraplay offers a variety of therapeutic play groups at our conveniently located outpatient centers. These programs have been developed for children of all ages with various needs. Through our playgroups, children are encouraged to achieve the highest level of physical, social and communicative independence possible.
Group programs are offered during the day, evening and Saturday hours. Play groups are organized by the number, age and skill level of interested children. An initial screening is performed with a therapist, and other interested children, to ensure that the group will meet the individual needs of the child in a group setting. Screenings are free of charge.
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.
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.
For more information on therapeutic play groups, contact the Theraplay center nearest you.
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