Join us in 4 weeks: Help For Picky Eaters FREE SEMINAR

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 by Child & Family Development

We are hosting an encore free seminar: Help for Picky Eaters 

  • Does your child limit food choices to just a few items? 
  • Are you worried about nutrition and health? 
  • Do family dinners end in frustration and tears? 

 

 

 

 

We will share the science behind picky eating, discuss treatment options and strategies that are proven to improve intake and nutrition in kids and teens. 

Topics: 

• Top 10 Myths about Mealtime • Why doesn’t a behavioral approach work?
• Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders • Trying new foods
• Common Reasons Children Won’t Eat • Steps to Eating
• What is Sequential Oral Sensory Approach™ (SOS) • Benefits of occupational and speech therapies

Event Details: 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

6:15-7:15 PM 

Child and Family Development- Pineville office

Charlotte, NC  28210

Space is limited so RSVP to reserve your spot here

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Topics: Stephanie Tolley, Courtney Stanley, C&FD Speech Therapy Services, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, C&FD Seminars

August 2016 sensory-language social skills group

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 by Child & Family Development

 

2016

SUMMERTIME SOCIALS

a sensory-language social skills group

August 22-25

 

OBJECTIVES

Summertime Socials helps kids learn how to interact with peers while having fun with sensory and speech activities combined.   The kids in the group have a variety of diagnoses, such as expressive and/or receptive language problems, sensory processing difficulties and fine motor deficits.  The goal is to teach the kids how to communicate and interact with peers in a positive way.

SCHEDULING

Each child is screened before being placed into a group. The groups are formed based on each child’s communication skills, social ability and age. 

Sessions are co-led by a Speech Therapist and an Occupational Therapist. 

The group meets for four 1-hour sessions, Monday-Thursday at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development.  

COST

The cost is $216.00.  Payment is due at the time of registration. 

CONTACT

Kristin Lyman, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

klyman@childandfamilydevelopment.com

704.541.9080 ext. 213

Courtney Stanley, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

cstanley@childandfamilydevelopment.com

704.541.9080 ext. 209

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Topics: Courtney Stanley, C&FD Speech Therapy Services, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, Kristin Lyman

Join us in 6 weeks: Help For Picky Eaters FREE SEMINAR

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 by Child & Family Development

We are hosting an encore free seminar: Help for Picky Eaters 

  • Does your child limit food choices to just a few items? 
  • Are you worried about nutrition and health? 
  • Do family dinners end in frustration and tears? 

 

 

 

 

We will share the science behind picky eating, discuss treatment options and strategies that are proven to improve intake and nutrition in kids and teens. 

Topics: 

• Top 10 Myths about Mealtime • Why doesn’t a behavioral approach work?
• Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders • Trying new foods
• Common Reasons Children Won’t Eat • Steps to Eating
• What is Sequential Oral Sensory Approach™ (SOS) • Benefits of occupational and speech therapies

Event Details: 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

6:15-7:15 PM 

Child and Family Development- Pineville office

Charlotte, NC  28210

Space is limited so RSVP to reserve your spot here

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Topics: Stephanie Tolley, Courtney Stanley, C&FD Speech Therapy Services, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, C&FD Seminars

August 2016 sensory-language social skills group

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 by Child & Family Development

 

2016

SUMMERTIME SOCIALS

a sensory-language social skills group

August 22-25

 

OBJECTIVES

Summertime Socials helps kids learn how to interact with peers while having fun with sensory and speech activities combined.   The kids in the group have a variety of diagnoses, such as expressive and/or receptive language problems, sensory processing difficulties and fine motor deficits.  The goal is to teach the kids how to communicate and interact with peers in a positive way.

SCHEDULING

Each child is screened before being placed into a group. The groups are formed based on each child’s communication skills, social ability and age. 

Sessions are co-led by a Speech Therapist and an Occupational Therapist. 

The group meets for four 1-hour sessions, Monday-Thursday at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development.  

COST

The cost is $216.00.  Payment is due at the time of registration. 

CONTACT

Kristin Lyman, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

klyman@childandfamilydevelopment.com

704.541.9080 ext. 213

Courtney Stanley, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

cstanley@childandfamilydevelopment.com

704.541.9080 ext. 209

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Topics: Courtney Stanley, C&FD Speech Therapy Services, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, Kristin Lyman

Courtney Stanley, occupational therapist, celebrates 7 years at C&FD

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Happy C&FD Anniversary to Courtney Stanley

Courtney Stanley MS OTR/L is an occupational therapist at the Pineville office. She is celebrating years (lucky us!) at Child and Family Development this month.   

Over the years, Courtney has acquired experience in many specialty areas, including but not limited to: The ALERT Program, Handwriting Without Tears®, Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding™ (SOS), Therapeutic Listening® and Zones of Regulation®.

Her special interests are autism, sensory processing disorder, feeding difficulties, motor planning difficulties, handwriting difficulties and visual motor and visual perceptual skills development. Her play-based, child-centered approach is evident in occupational therapy sessions with an effective combination of sweet support and specific encouragement.   

 

A colleague shares:  

I love sharing clients with Ms. Courtney. She is great at making therapy fun and functional for our kids and is always open to lending an ear and her insight during case coordination.

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Topics: Courtney Stanley, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services

Free seminar: Help For Picky Eaters

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 by Child & Family Development

We are hosting an encore free seminar: Help for Picky Eaters 

  • Does your child limit food choices to just a few items? 
  • Are you worried about nutrition and health? 
  • Do family dinners end in frustration and tears? 

 

 

 

 

We will share the science behind picky eating, discuss treatment options and strategies that are proven to improve intake and nutrition in kids and teens. 

Topics: 

• Top 10 Myths about Mealtime • Why doesn’t a behavioral approach work?
• Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders • Trying new foods
• Common Reasons Children Won’t Eat • Steps to Eating
• What is Sequential Oral Sensory Approach™ (SOS) • Benefits of occupational and speech therapies

Event Details: 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

6:15-7:15 PM 

Child and Family Development- Pineville office

Charlotte, NC  28210

Space is limited so RSVP to reserve your spot here

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Topics: Stephanie Tolley, Courtney Stanley, C&FD Speech Therapy Services, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, C&FD Seminars

Teach your child to wait (really!)

Friday, Jun 3, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Do you find that you always have to chase your child around in waiting rooms, restaurants, and in other public places?

Courtney Stanley MS OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development sees many parents struggle to contain their children in our clinic lobby.  

Sometimes, waiting rooms or lobbies are complete chaos where anyone might have difficulty being patient; other times, they are sterile and boring.  However, when a child has the appropriate environmental supports, he can learn to wait.

Step #1 Prepare: Bring along 2 toys from home (they can choose the toys) in a bag/backpack for them - they can even carry it

Step #2 Arrive: Plan to arrive only 5-10 minutes before your appointment - you can't expect your 2 year old to wait for 30 minutes

Step #3 Set the expectation: Show and tell your child what you expect of them.  For example, "We are going to check in, then you can sit and play until it is our turn."

Step #4 Engage your child: Help your child wait by engaging them in a book or toy; don't expect them to entertain themselves

Step #5 Praise: Give your child positive praise for staying in his/her seat. Depending on your child, this may even mean that they earn a reward.

Step #6 Be Consistent: Children learn through consistency and repetition.  If you want them to sit and wait, carry it over in all environments and for all opportunities.

What if they can't stay sitting?  Help motivate them by letting them choose the chair and modeling sitting for them.   Give them short, direct cues such as "sit please" and if they don't return to their chair, bring them back and help them engage again.  You can also give them a choice such as "We are going to sit.  Do you want to sit in the chair or in my lap?" 

Keep at it, because some children may need more repetition to learn what is expected of them in a lobby environment.

Read more about occupational therapy services here

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Topics: Courtney Stanley, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services

Summertime Socials: a sensory and language social skills group

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 by Child & Family Development

 

2016

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Topics: Courtney Stanley, C&FD Speech Therapy Services, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, Kristin Lyman

What is Occupational Therapy?

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 by Child & Family Development

 

 

Occupational therapy is all about the "job of living". 

The primary role of the occupational therapist in pediatrics is to help children play, grow, and develop many of the skills that will enable them to enjoy a satisfying adult life.  OTs do this through the knowledgeable selection and use of everyday activities (occupations) to evaluate and enhance children’s development and competence.  

We help children, teens and young adults with behavioral, developmental, neurological and physical deficits gain skills and learn to function with as much independence as possible.  Therapy visits might focus on helping kids learn to eat, hold a pencil, write letters and words, cut a straight line, get dressed, brush teeth, stay organized and focused in the classroom or on the playground, manage sensory input and their own behaviors, as well as stretch and strengthen their muscles.  In other words, we help children with everyday activities.  

If you notice difficulties in one or more of these areas, an evaluation and treatment may be appropriate:

  • Behavior
  • Developmental Skill Acquisition 
  • Delayed motor or self-care skills
  • Feeding 
  • Motor Planning
  • Motor 
  • Sensory Processing
  • Visual Perception 

Some of our occupational therapy specialty services are:

Click here for more information on the Child and Family Development occupational therapists at our Charlotte and Pineville offices!

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Occupational Therapist

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Topics: Marion Wilm, Jessica Hoffarth, Melissa Petcu, Abbey Wash, Kati Berlin, Megan Bevington, Courtney Stanley, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, Kim Toomer, Meghan Davidson-Palmer

April is Occupational Therapy Month!

Friday, Apr 1, 2016 by Child & Family Development

 



April is Occupational Therapy Month and we are celebrating with our team.  Visit our Charlotte and Pineville lobbies to add a note of THANKS for the wonderful work they do! 

MIDTOWN

  • Abbey Wash MOT OTR/L
  • Jessica Hoffarth MS OTR/L
  • Megan Bevington MS OTR/L
  • Meghan Dooley MS OTR/L
  • Melissa Petcu MS OTR/L

 

PINEVILLE

  • Courtney Stanley MS OTR/L
  • Kati Berlin MS OTR/L
  • Katie Haywood MS OTR/L
  • Kim Toomer MOT OTR/L
  • Marion Wilm OTR/L C/NDT

 

Click here for more information on the occupational therapists at Child and Family Development!

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Occupational Therapist


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Topics: Marion Wilm, Jessica Hoffarth, Melissa Petcu, Abbey Wash, Kati Berlin, Megan Bevington, Courtney Stanley, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, Kim Toomer, Meghan Davidson-Palmer

Making Sense of Sensory Processing: Autism Conference Breakout Session

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 by Child & Family Development

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference: A Multidisciplinary Review of Current Research and Interventions is just 5 weeks away!  The agenda includes 3 breakout sessions led by Charlotte professionals, including: Making Sense of Sensory Processing

Three occupational therapists from Child & Family Development will lead this interactive discussion:

  • Megan Bevington MS OTR/L
  • Katie Haywood MS OTR/L
  • Courtney Stanley MS OTR/L

Topics will include:

  • What is sensory processing?
  • Treatment strategies and techniques
  • How skilled Occupational Therapy can help 

Conference Summary: Dr. Gary Mesibov, internationally recognized autism expert, is the main speaker at this day-long conference.  The focus is on understanding the neurological differences that research has identified between people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and typical learners, and then adjusting educational, clinical and community-based programs to more closely match the learning styles and needs of those with ASD. The presentation will describe some of the learning differences that have been identified in people with ASD (referred to as The Culture of Autism) and show how these can be accommodated by making evidence-based appropriate adaptations in how interventions are created and delivered. Emphasis will be on strategies for teaching skills that will be needed to help those with ASD to achieve the highest quality of life possible and also on reviewing new approaches that are on the horizon.

Conference Information & Registration: Charlotte AHEC website 

Read more about Child and Family Development's occupational therapy services here.  

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Topics: Megan Bevington, Courtney Stanley, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, C&FD 2016 Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference

Occupational therapist, Courtney Stanley, shares info on clothing and sensory processing

Monday, Jan 25, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Courtney Stanley MS OTR/L, occupational therapist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development, enjoyed this information about clothing sensitivity that people with sensory processing difficulties sometimes experience.  The article is posted on Understood,  an organization dedicated to supporting parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues.   

Lexi Walters Wright provides 6 suggestions for selecting clothing for kids to reduce the tactile issues: 

  1. super soft materials 
  2. natural fibers
  3. items without tags and seams 
  4. garments without tricky fasteners
  5. clothes that won't bunch up
  6. heavy clothing that provides input 

Courtney's take: 

You know those days when you just can’t get comfortable in anything you wear- when a pair of your most worn jeans and your oldest sweatshirt are the only things that seem to fit or feel good?  When your body is sensitive to touch, clothing can be an absolute nightmare everyday.  This article provides some helpful tips to help make clothing a little less of a nightmare.  Her tips include:

  • Shopping at consignment stores for pre-worn clothing ensures that the clothing is soft. 
  • If the clothes are new, make sure you wash and dry them prior to wearing, throw in a dryer ball to help them get even softer in the dryer. 
  • Boxer briefs and sports bras ensure that clothing stays in place when wearing undergarments is a necessity. 
  • Weighted or pressure clothing can also give that gentle squeeze throughout the day that many children who are tactile defensive need.  Wearing Under Armor (R) or other tightly fitted athletic clothing under clothing is a great way to give that gentle pressure and make the outer clothing more comfortable. 
  • Check out theses websites that are geared to providing clothing that is sensory friendly such as tagless, seamless, and cotton fabrics including www.smarknitkids.com, www.kozieclothes.com, and www.funandfunction.com

Click here for the full article.  

An occupational therapy evaluation will provide standardized and normed data that highlight a person's sensory processing preferences and difficulties across all senses. Call us to get started with a free phone intake. 

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Occupational Therapist

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Topics: Courtney Stanley, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services

Free seminar this week: Mealtime Help for Picky Eaters

Monday, Nov 2, 2015 by Child & Family Development

This Thursday, we are hosting another free seminar: Mealtime Help for Picky Eaters 

  • Does your child limit his food choices to just a few items? 
  • Are you worried about nutrition and health? 
  • Do family dinners end in frustration and tears? 

Stephanie Gerlich MS CCC-SLP, speech therapist, and Courtney Stanley MS OTR/L, occupational therapist, will share some of the science behind picky eating and offer practical suggestions to improve intake and nutrition in children.  Topics include: 

• Top 10 Myths about Mealtime • Why doesn’t a behavioral approach work?
• Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders • Trying new foods
• Common Reasons Children Won’t Eat • Steps to Eating
• What is Sequential Oral Sensory Approach™ (SOS) • Benefits of occupational and speech therapies

Event Details: 

Thursday, November 5, 2015 

6:15-7:15 PM 

Child and Family Development- Pineville office

Charlotte, NC  28210

Space is limited so RSVP to reserve your spot: http://goo.gl/pYq6z6 

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Topics: Stephanie Tolley, Courtney Stanley

Free seminar: Mealtime Help for Picky Eaters

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 by Child & Family Development

We are hosting another free seminar: Mealtime Help for Picky Eaters 

  • Does your child limit his food choices to just a few items? 
  • Are you worried about nutrition and health? 
  • Do family dinners end in frustration and tears? 

Stephanie Gerlich MS CCC-SLP, speech therapist, and Courtney Stanley MS OTR/L, occupational therapist, will share some of the science behind picky eating and offer practical suggestions to improve intake and nutrition in children.  Topics include: 

• Top 10 Myths about Mealtime • Why doesn’t a behavioral approach work?
• Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders • Trying new foods
• Common Reasons Children Won’t Eat • Steps to Eating
• What is Sequential Oral Sensory Approach™ (SOS) • Benefits of occupational and speech therapies

Event Details: 

Thursday, November 5, 2015 

6:15-7:15 PM 

Child and Family Development- Pineville office

Charlotte, NC  28210

Space is limited so RSVP to reserve your spot: http://goo.gl/pYq6z6 

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Topics: Stephanie Tolley, Courtney Stanley

August social skills group for elementary school kids

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 by Child & Family Development

 

Our August 2015 Social Butterflies Club™ social skills group is filling up but there are spots for a few more elementary school aged kids.  The theme and dates are:    

BACK TO SCHOOL: August 10-13

Objectives

The Club helps kids learn how to interact with peers while having fun with sensory and speech activities combined.   The kids in the group have a variety of diagnoses, such as expressive and/or receptive language problems, sensory processing difficulties, and fine motor deficits.  The goal is to teach the kids how to communicate with peers in a positive way.

Scheduling

Each child is screened before being placed into a group. The groups are formed based on each child’s communication skills, social ability and age.  Sessions are co-led by 1 Speech Therapist (Michelle Pentz) and 1 Occupational Therapist (Courtney Stanley) at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development.  

The Club meets for four 1-hour sessions, Monday-Thursday. Kids can enroll and benefit from consecutive groups. 

Cost

The cost is $200.00.  Payment is due at the time of registration. 

Contact

Michelle Pentz

mpentz@childandfamilydevelopment.com

704-541-9080

Social Butterflies Club™ was founded in 2004 by Rhonda Osisek M.S., CCC-SLP in Virginia.  It is widely used across the country. Visit www.socialbutterfliesclub.com for more details. 

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Topics: Courtney Stanley

August Social Skills group for preschoolers- Social Butterflies™

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 by Child & Family Development

 

Our August 2015 Social Butterflies Club™ social skills group is filling up but there are spots for a few more preschool aged kids.  The theme and dates are:    

BACK TO SCHOOL: August 10-13

Objectives

The Club helps kids learn how to interact with peers while having fun with sensory and speech activities combined.   The kids in the group have a variety of diagnoses, such as expressive and/or receptive language problems, sensory processing difficulties, and fine motor deficits.  The goal is to teach the kids how to communicate with peers in a positive way.

Scheduling

Each child is screened before being placed into a group. The groups are formed based on each child’s communication skills, social ability and age.  Sessions are co-led by 1 Speech Therapist (Michelle Pentz) and 1 Occupational Therapist (Courtney Stanley) at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development.  

The Club meets for four 1-hour sessions, Monday-Thursday. Kids can enroll and benefit from consecutive groups. 

Cost

The cost is $200.00.  Payment is due at the time of registration. 

Contact

Michelle Pentz

mpentz@childandfamilydevelopment.com

704-541-9080

Social Butterflies Club™ was founded in 2004 by Rhonda Osisek M.S., CCC-SLP in Virginia.  It is widely used across the country. Visit www.socialbutterfliesclub.com for more details. 

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Topics: Courtney Stanley

Social Skills Groups- Social Butterflies™: August spots are open!

Monday, Jul 13, 2015 by Child & Family Development

 

There are available spots in the August Social Butterflies Club™ social skills groups.  Theme and dates are:    

BACK TO SCHOOL: August 10-13

Objectives

The Club helps kids learn how to interact with peers while having fun with sensory and speech activities combined.   The kids in the group have a variety of diagnoses, such as expressive and/or receptive language problems, sensory processing difficulties, and fine motor deficits.  The goal is to teach the kids how to communicate with peers in a positive way.

Scheduling

Each child is screened before being placed into a group. The groups are formed based on each child’s communication skills, social ability and age.  Sessions are co-led by 1 Speech Therapist (Michelle Pentz) and 1 Occupational Therapist (Courtney Stanley) at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development.  

The Club meets for four 1-hour sessions, Monday-Thursday. Kids can enroll and benefit from consecutive groups. 

Cost

The cost is $200.00.  Payment is due at the time of registration. 

Contact

Michelle Pentz

mpentz@childandfamilydevelopment.com

704-541-9080

Social Butterflies Club™ was founded in 2004 by Rhonda Osisek M.S., CCC-SLP in Virginia.  It is widely used across the country. Visit www.socialbutterfliesclub.com for more details. 

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Topics: Courtney Stanley

Occupational therapist, Courtney Stanley, celebrates 6 years at Child and Family Development

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Courtney Stanley marks 6 years at Child and Family Development this month! She is an occupational therapist at the Pineville office.  

Courtney shares what she likes about her work:

TEAMstanley

As an occupational therapist, I am an integral part of the uniquely comprehensive and multidisciplinary team at C&FD. 

I strive to support children in building basic skills needed to play and interact with others and their surroundings and to participate in home, school and community environments to the best of their abilities. 

Being surrounded by fun and engaging people and activities is motivating and energizing both for the children who play here and those who work here. 

I look forward to coming to work to teach children new skills through multi-sensory play experiences.  Who wouldn’t when that means you can swing, play twister, crawl through tunnels, and jump on the trampoline?!

 

Happy C&FD Anniversary!

Read more about Courtney's extensive training here.  

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Topics: Courtney Stanley, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services

Social Skills Groups- Social Butterflies™: spots are open!

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 by Child & Family Development

 

There are available spots in the two Social Butterflies Club™ social skills groups being offered this summer at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development.   

BIRTHDAY PARTIES:  June 15-18

BACK TO SCHOOL: August 10-13

Objectives

The Club helps kids learn how to interact with peers while having fun with sensory and speech activities combined.   The kids in the group have a variety of diagnoses, such as expressive and/or receptive language problems, sensory processing difficulties, and fine motor deficits.  The goal is to teach the kids how to communicate with peers in a positive way.

Scheduling

Each child is screened before being placed into a group. The groups are formed based on each child’s communication skills, social ability and age.  Sessions are co-led by 1 Speech Therapist and 1 Occupational Therapist at the Pineville office.

The Club meets for four 1-hour sessions, Monday-Thursday. Kids can enroll and benefit from consecutive groups. 

Cost

The cost is $200.00.  Payment is due at the time of registration. 

Contact

Michelle Pentz

mpentz@childandfamilydevelopment.com

704-541-9080

Social Butterflies Club™ was founded in 2004 by Rhonda Osisek M.S., CCC-SLP in Virginia.  It is widely used across the country. Visit www.socialbutterfliesclub.com for more details. 

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Topics: Courtney Stanley

Social Butterflies™ groups include sensory processing skills

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Child & Family Development

 

Two Social Butterflies Club™ social skills clubs are offered this summer at our Pineville office.   

BIRTHDAY PARTIES:  June 15-18

BACK TO SCHOOL: August 10-13

The Club helps kids learn how to interact with peers while having fun with sensory and speech activities combined.   The kids in the group have a variety of diagnoses, such as expressive and/or receptive language problems, sensory processing difficulties, and fine motor deficits.  The goal is to teach the kids how to communicate with peers in a positive way.

The groups are formed based on each child’s communication skills, social ability and age.  Sessions are co-led by 1 Speech Therapist and 1 Occupational Therapist at the Pineville office.

From an occupational therapy perspective, it creates opportunities for kids to learn through unstructured and structured play, using many whole body movement and sensory experiences including:

  • circle time
  • craft time
  • obstacle courses with tunnels, textured walking stones, ramps and animal walks

These experiences give organizing feedback your a child to promote ability to attend to and participate in Club activities and interactions with leaders and other kids.  

Our Courtney Stanley, OTR/L, has been part of these social skills groups for the last few years and is always pleased and amazed to see how quickly our social butterflies pick up on the routine of each day and begin to initiate conversations with peers, invite others to play with them, take turns, share, and participate in group activities.  She shares that to build up their confidence and watch them take the skills they learn into their classrooms and the community has been such a special reward.

Scheduling 

The Club meets for four 1-hour sessions, Monday-Thursday. Kids can enroll and benefit from consecutive groups. 

Cost

The cost is $200.00.  Payment is due at the time of registration. 

Contact

Michelle Pentz

mpentz@childandfamilydevelopment.com

704-541-9080

Social Butterflies Club™ was founded in 2004 by Rhonda Osisek M.S., CCC-SLP in Virginia.  It is widely used across the country. Visit www.socialbutterfliesclub.com for more details. 

Read more about Social Butterflies Club™ on our blog

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