Programs


2014 Fall Social Skills Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jul 23, 2014   Category: Programs, Resources, What's New  

Register now for our Fall Social Skills Groups

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: September 15th – December 13th

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Each group is led by an Occupational Therapist trained in teaching social skills.

Buddy Builders (Ages 3-5 years)

Saturdays: September 20th – December 13th (9:15-10:15 am)

This group will give your child the opportunity to work on making and sustaining friendships. This is an important age to start developing appropriate social interactions with peers in an encouraging environment.

ABCs to Social Skills (Ages 6-8 years)

Mondays: September 15th – December 8th (4:00-5:00 pm)

This group will be centered on developing appropriate social skills. Goals will include increasing your child’s confidence to start building long lasting friendships.

Building Friendships (Ages 8-12 years)

Thursdays: September 18th – December 11th (5:30-6:30 pm)

This group will give your child the opportunity to build confidence, develop age-appropriate social skills, and establish positive friendships with peers.

Girlfriend Group (Ages 7-12 years)

Mondays: September 15th – December 8th (5:15-6:15 pm)

This group will help girls connect and establish positive friendships with peers while engaging in “girly” activities. The group will foster self-confidence, communication, conflict resolution, and other issues that directly affect young girls.

Boys Will Be Boys Club (Ages 11-15 years)

Wednesdays: September 17th – December 10th (6:00-7:00 pm)

This group will help boys connect and establish positive friendships with each other. The group will foster appropriate behaviors, self-confidence, and communication. Conflict resolution will also be addressed throughout the group. Conflict resolution will also be addressed throughout the group.

**An intake assessment will be required for children not already attending Leaps and Bounds to ensure all of the children will receive maximum benefit from their group.**

Please call if you are interested in registering your child for any of the groups.

For additional groups, please see: Speech & Language Groups, Handwriting Groups, and Additional 2014 Fall Groups


2014 Fall Speech & Language Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jul 23, 2014   Category: Programs, Resources, What's New  

When: September 15 through December 13th

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Chit Chat Group

Dates and times to be determined

This group is designed for children who are not yet talking or who need a boost in their vocabulary. A portion of this group will include parent participation and will address social language. The group will include ideas to encourage development in the home.

Super Friends

Dates and times to be determined

Designed around the Social Thinking® curriculum, this group targets children with social learning challenges who have verbal and cognitive skills at or above age level. Children in this group should also have a basic understanding that people may be thinking differently. The group will build on this understanding to apply it in social contexts.

Parents will receive instruction on facilitating learning at home.

**An intake assessment will be required for children not already attending Leaps and Bounds to ensure all of the children will receive maximum benefit from their group.**

Please call if you are interested in registering your child for any of the groups.

For additional groups, please see: Social Skills Groups, Handwriting Groups, Additional 2014 Fall Groups


2014 Fall Handwriting Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jul 23, 2014   Category: Programs, Resources, What's New  

Register now for our Fall Handwriting Groups

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Each group is led by an Occupational Therapist trained in teaching handwriting.

Beginner Handwriting (Ages 4-6 years)

Mondays: September 15th – December 8th (4:00-5:00 pm)

This group is for children who are learning to recognize and write all the letters of the alphabet along with numbers 1-10. The group will teach your child efficient letter formations and will facilitate appropriate pencil grasp.

Advanced Print (Ages 5-7 years)

Mondays: September 15th – December 8th (5:15-6:15 pm)

This group is for children who can form all of their letters and numbers. These children are working on writing words, adhering to the line, appropriate spacing, and the size of their letters.

**An intake assessment will be required for children not already attending Leaps and Bounds to ensure all of the children will receive maximum benefit from their group.**

Please call if you are interested in registering your child for any of the groups.

For additional groups, please see: Social Skills Groups, Speech & Language Groups, and Additional 2014 Fall Groups


2014 Fall Additional Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jul 23, 2014   Category: Programs, Resources, What's New  

When: September 15th through December 13th

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Sensory for Mommy & Me (Ages 18 months – 2 1/2 years)

Mondays: September 15th – December 8th (9:30-10:30 am)

Moms bring your little ones to this group to learn, explore, and grow. Therapists have developed specifically designed activities to promote gross motor and fine motor skills, social play, and sensory development.

Throughout the group, therapists will provide strategies for you to continue developing skills at home specific to your child’s needs.

If you are looking for a group that will not only encourage development, but also focus on your child’s individual goals, this group is for you.

Table Time (Ages 3 – 5 years)

Thursdays: September 18th – December 11th (12:30-1:30 pm)

Is mealtime stressful at your house? Picky eating can be a daily struggle for families. Table Time is a group designed to provide positive mealtime experiences with peers, while increasing the variety of foods a child will eat. This group will also guide parents on how to continue to facilitate these positive changes at home.

**An intake assessment will be required for children not already attending Leaps and Bounds to ensure all of the children will receive maximum benefit from their group.**

Please call if you are interested in registering your child for any of the groups.

For additional groups, please see: Social Skills Groups, Speech & Language Groups, and Handwriting Groups


2014 Summer Social Skills Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Apr 10, 2014   Category: Programs, Resources  

Register now for our Summer Social Skills Groups

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: June 2nd through August 7th

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Each group is led by an Occupational Therapist trained in teaching social skills.

Buddy Builders (3-5 years old)

Mondays: June 2nd through August 4th (4:30-5:30 pm)

This group is for children who are working on engaging and playing with their peers appropriately. The group will also be working on turn taking, sharing, coping strategies, and using words to communicate frustration.

ABC’s of Social Skills (6-8 years old)

Mondays: June 2nd through August 4th (5:30-6:30 pm)

This group will be centered on developing appropriate social skills. Goals will include increasing your child’s confidence to start building long lasting friendships.

Building Friendships (8-12 years old)

Thursdays: June 5th through August 7th (5:30-6:30 pm)

This group will give your child the opportunity to build confidence and age appropriate social skills to establish positive friendships.

Girlfriend Group (7-12 years old)

Tuesdays: June 3rd through August 5th (6:30-7:30 pm)

This group is created to help girls connect and establish positive friendships with each other while engaging in “girly” activities. The group will foster self confidence, communication, conflict resolution, and other issues that directly affect young girls.

Boys Will Be Boys Club (11-15 years old)

Wednesdays: June 4th through August 6th (6:00-7:00 pm)

This group is created to help boys connect and establish positive friendships with each other. The group will foster appropriate behaviors, self-confidence, and communication. Conflict resolution will also be addressed throughout the group.

**An intake assessment will be required for children not already attending Leaps and Bounds to ensure all of the children will recieve maximum benefit from their group.**

Please call if you are interested in registering your child for any of the groups.

For additional groups, please see: Speech & Language Groups, Handwriting & Social Skills Groups, and Additional 2014 Groups


Additional 2014 Summer Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Apr 10, 2014   Category: Programs  

When: June 2nd through August 7th

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Happy Meals (3-5)

Mondays: June 2nd through August 4th (12:30-1:30 pm)

This group is for children who are considered “picky eaters”. The group is designed to provide a positive mealtime experience with peers, while increasing the variety of foods a child will eat.

What’s For Life? (13-18 years old)

Tuesdays: June 3rd through August 5th (5:30-6:30 pm)

This group is designed to educate and facilitate independence in those children nearing adulthood. The sessions are focused around life skills using a fun and interactive approach. Fundamental skills will be implemented both at Leaps and Bounds and throughout the community.

Thursdays: June 5th through August 7th(9:30-10:30 am)

This group is designed to promote sensory integration during important developmental milestones in early toddlers. The group will also provide strategies to parents to continue developing their child’s sensory systems at home.

Thursdays: June 5th through August 7th(3:00-4:00 pm)

This group is for children who want to engage in a summer full of fun sports, games, and crafts. This group gives children the opportunity to explore different activities both at Leaps and Bounds and in the community.

Wednesdays: June 4th through August 6th(9:30-10:30 am)

This group is for children learning how to ride their bikes. The group will develop skills needed to be successful in riding a bike including: postural control, motor coordination, and lower extremity strengthening.

Wednesdays: June 4th through August 6th(5:00-6:00 pm)

This group will be centered on music and movement. The group will facilitate gross motor coordination and body awareness along with building friendships.

**An intake assessment will be required for children not already attending Leaps and Bounds to ensure all of the children will recieve maximum benefit from their group.**

Please call if you are interested in registering your child for any of the groups.

For additional groups, please see: Social Skills Groups, Speech & Language Groups, and Handwriting & Academic Skills


2014 Summer Handwriting Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Apr 10, 2014   Category: Programs, Resources  

Register now for our Summer Handwriting Groups

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Each group is led by an Occupational Therapist trained in teaching handwriting.

Beginner Handwriting (4-6 years old)

Fridays: June 6th through August 8th (4:00-5:00 pm)

This group is for children who are learning how to recognize and write all the letters of the alphabet along with numbers 1-10. The group will teach your child efficient letter formations and will facilitate appropriate pencil grasp.

Advanced Print (5-7 years old)

Thursdays: June 5th through August 7th (5:30-6:30 pm)

This group is for children who can form all of their letters and numbers. These children are working on writing words, adhering to the line, appropriate spacing, and the size of their letters.

**An intake assessment will be required for children not already attending Leaps and Bounds to ensure all of the children will recieve maximum benefit from their group.**

Please call if you are interested in registering your child for any of the groups.

For additional groups, please see: Social Skills Groups, Speech & Language Groups, and Additional 2014 Groups


2014 Summer Speech & Language Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Apr 10, 2014   Category: Events, Programs, Resources  

When: Mondays: June 2nd through August 4th

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Chit Chat Group

Mondays: June 2nd through August 4th (10:15-11:15 am)

This group is for children 18 months-3 years old. It is designed for kids who are not yet talking or need a boost in their vocabulary. A portion of this group will include parent participation and will address social language. The group will also include ideas to encourage development in the home.

Super Friends

Mondays: June 2nd through August 4th (1:30-2:30 pm)

This group is for children ages 5-7 years. It is based on the successful Social Thinking® Curriculum, which is created to build specific thinking strategies that occur prior to social communication and interaction.

**An intake assessment will be required for children not already attending Leaps and Bounds to ensure all of the children will recieve maximum benefit from their group.**

Please call if you are interested in registering your child for any of the groups.

For additional groups, please see: Social Skills Groups, Academic Skills & Handwriting Groups, Additional 2014 Groups


Speech and Language

Speech and Language Therapy addresses concerns with a child’s ability to communicate with others. Speech is defined as a child’s ability to produce sounds for speaking. Language is the use and understanding of words for communication.

Therapists use a variety of therapeutic techniques to improve a child’s sound production, communication skills, language development, pragmatics, and oral motor skills. The Speech Language Pathologists at Leaps and Bounds use sensory-motor activities to enhance language development and to make therapy fun for kids. Our goal is to assist families to establish effective communication with their child. (more…)


Gross Motor Skills

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jun 16, 2009   Category: Programs  

Gross motor skills are considered to be the skills that require the large muscles of the body. These are skills such as rolling, sitting, walking, climbing, running, jumping, skipping, riding a bicycle, and jumping rope. Many things are required for good gross motor skills. A child must not only have adequate muscle tone and strength, but he must have the body awareness to develop the appropriate coordination. (more…)