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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.

Upcoming Groups

Let's Be Friends

Newtown Center
For 5 - 7 Year Olds

Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
June 27 - August 29, 2019
Free screening on June 13 at 4:00 pm

Doylestown Center
For 5 - 7 Year Olds

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
June 26 - August 28, 2019
Free screening on June 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.

 

Mighty Movers

Newtown Center
For 8-12 Year Olds

Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
June 25 - August 13, 2019
Free screening on June 18 at 3:00 pm

Mighty Movers is a group designed to introduce your child to the skills required for a variety of sports. The focus will be on integrating the core strength, coordination, and body awareness required to take part in these recreational activities. There will also be an emphasis on teamwork and participation in a small group environment. Each group will be run by a physical therapist.

 

Get a Grip!

East Norriton Center
For 4-7 Year Olds

Thursdays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
June 20 - August 8, 2019
Free screening on June 6 at 5:00 pm

Get A Grip is a group designed to promote increased fine motor, visual motor, and bilateral coordination skills to support participation in school-related tasks. Activities will focus on strengthening the muscles of the hand/wrist, promoting separation of the hand and fingers from the rest of the arm while writing, increasing bilateral coordination for cutting, and improving visual motor skills for handwriting. Benefits of the group include: enhancing fine motor skills in a caring and safe environment, interacting with peers while working on crafts and the opportunity to learn and practice skills is a group smaller than a classroom.

 

Yoga for Tweens and Teens

Quakertown Center
For 8-15 Year Olds

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
July 3 - August 14, 2019
Free screening on June 26 at 6:00 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 groups promotes concentration, body awareness and coordination, and will be run by a physical therapist.

 

Handwriting Helper

West Chester Center
For First and Second Graders

Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
July 1 - August 19, 2019
Free screening on June 24 at 5:00 pm

West Chester Center
For Second and Third Graders

Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
July 2 - August 20, 2019
Free screening on June 25 at 5:00 pm

Handwriting Helper is a group designed to promote increased motor skills to further facilitate 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 at home.

 

Sports for Kids

Groups coming soon!

Sports for Kids is a group designed to introduce your child to a variety of sports in a non-competitive environment. The focus will be on learning high-level motor skills required for sports, promoting concentration, body awareness and coordination. There will also be an emphasis on teamwork and participation in a small group environment. The group will be run by a physical therapist. Each session may include a new sport, stretching, dynamic warm-up, balance and coordination activities, strengthening and endurance activities, sport-specific drills and much more!

 

Fitness with Friends

Groups coming soon!

Fitness with Friends is a group designed encourage movement experiences in a play environment to model and expand current gross motor skills. The focus will be on promoting strength, endurance, balance and coordination required for participation in age-appropriate play with peers and during sports. There will also be an emphasis on social group play, turn-taking, promoting active lifestyles, building confidence and participation in a small group environment. Each group will be run by a physical therapist.

 

Move and Play

Groups coming soon!

Move and Play is a group designed to encourage movement experiences in a play environment to model and expand current gross motor skills. The focus will be on promoting strength, balance, and coordination required for participation in age appropriate play with peers. There will also be an emphasis on social group play, turn-taking, and participation in a small group environment. Each group will be run by a physical therapist.

 

Teen Club

Groups coming soon!

Teen Club is designed to provide teenagers opportunities to establish and practice appropriate social interactions with peers in their age group. In addition, this group will focus on participating in structured life skills opportunities in a caring and safe environment. Each session will promote independence, generalization, and carry over of target skills and will be run by a speech-language pathologist.

 

Engage in Play

Groups coming soon!

Engage in Play is a group designed to encourage your child’s development through play. Children are given opportunities to establish appropriate ways to play and interact with peers while facilitating social skills to better communicate and attend during social interactions. Each session will include an emphasis on providing opportunities to communicate through song and play, and will be run by a speech-language pathologist.

 

Yoga for Kids

Groups coming soon!

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 groups promotes concentration, body awareness and coordination, and will be run by a physical therapist.

 

Handwriting Helper

Groups coming soon!

Handwriting Helper is a group designed to promote increased motor skills to further facilitate 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 at home.

 

Get in the Zone of Regulation

Groups coming soon!

Get in the Zone of Regulation is a group designed to encourage your child to enhance his/her ability to self-regulate their moods, emotions, and behaviors. Children will be given opportunities to establish andpractice appropriate social interactions and behavior in a caring and safe environment. Each session will include an emphasis on providing activities with opportunities to develop emotional regulation in a social environment.

 

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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