Kinder Time Group Therapy
Kinder Clinic, Inc. offers group therapy session to children 3-5 years of age. These group sessions help promote your child's physical, emotional, and cognitive growth and addresses the following areas:
Sensory Processing & Motor Planning
Children learn about themselves and their surroundings from their sense of touch, taste, sight, smell, and sound. During Kinder Time Group, children will better organize the information that they receive through their senses. Opportunities will be provided so that they will engage in activities that stimulate and enhance their brains' abilities to respond to and process sensory information. Motor planning is involved in performing novel activities and requires problem solving, decision making, and execution.
Fine Motor/Pre-writing Skills
Fine motor skills involve precise and controlled movement of the hand to perform activities. Opportunities will involve the introduction of activities or exercises that strengthen appropriate muscle groups. The area of visual perception is also incorporated in fine motor skills. Visual perception refers to the child's ability to use visual information to recognize, recall, discriminate, and make meaning of what he or she sees.
Play & Socialization
Our therapists will facilitate your child's purposeful play with his or her peers. Activities planned will facilitate the development of age appropriate and/or sophisticated social and play skills. It will emphasize directing play toward positive interaction, conflict resolution, and negotiation.
Oral Motor Functioning
Our therapists will focus on your child's oral motor issues (sensory and motor challenges) and as it relates to increasing food intake; independence in feeding abilities; social interaction with peers during our snack/lunch period. This component of the group provides opportunities to expand your child's food repertoire (i.e. tolerating a variety of food textures, tastes, and odors).
If you feel that your child is a good candidate and would benefit from this group setting, please contact us to book an appointment or schedule an evaluation.