Resources

Part of our mission is to serve as a resource for families, teachers, and other individuals working with children. Please take a minute to post a comment on an article, share your questions, thoughts, experiences, and insights. This page is updated frequently, so please visit often!

What is Social Thinking®

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on May 23, 2016   Category: Articles, Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

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Social Thinking®

Michelle Garcia Winner developed Social Thinking® in the 1990’s when working as a speech language pathologist in a high school. She quickly learned that she was working with many kids that had undiagnosed social deficits that were not being effectively addressed. Michelle designed and continues to build her Social Thinking® program to work with kids that have social cognitive deficits.

Social competence is not entirely something that is taught. However, we expect that kids can be effective in interacting with others (more…)


One Day Fun Day: Red, White & Blue Messy Play

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on May 23, 2016   Category: Events, Resources  

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When: Friday, July 1, 2016 4:00pm-7:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

What: Children will be able to participate in 4th of July themed activities and LOTS of fun!

Price: $45 per child/$40 per child for 2 or more siblings

Ages: 3 – 12


***Please note we will be providing pizza for dinner. However, if your child has food allergies or sensitivities, please plan on supplying your child with an alternative meal***


Pediatric therapists will direct the workshop. Limited space is available.
Please register by June 24th, 2016 by calling 636-928-LEAP (5327) to reserve a spot for your child!


Social Thinking®/ Zones of Regulation (FREE Parent Seminar-June 2016)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on May 16, 2016   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

When: June 2, 2016 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

In this seminar, therapists discuss why our children struggle to “fit in” and what we can do about it. We will discuss the Social Thinking® curriculum by Michelle Garcia Winner and how we utilize it at Leaps and Bounds.

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call 636-928-5327 or email info@leapsandboundskids.com to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**


Leaps & Bounds Speech Team

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Apr 28, 2016   Category: Articles, Programs, Resources, What's New  

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We are so excited about our growing speech therapy team!! We wanted to share a little bit about how our speech therapists are helping kids at Leaps & Bounds.

Our speech language pathologists (SLPs) have worked with kids in the following areas: articulation, oral motor/feeding, expressive language, receptive language, dysarthria, dysfluency, and social skills. Kids may not qualify for therapy in other settings, but are still able to receive services at Leaps and Bounds. (more…)


Better Hearing & Speech Month – May 2016

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Apr 28, 2016   Category: Events, Resources, What's New  

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month and at Leaps & Bounds we’re excited to let you know that we are offering FREE Speech Screenings for the month of May!
We’ve also put together a fun calendar with an activity each day for the whole month of May to help promote better hearing & speech!
Want to learn more about Leaps & Bounds’ approach to Speech Therapy? Check out our Speech Team blog:
http://www.leapsandboundskids.com/leaps-bounds-speech-team

2016 Speech screening flyer - half sheet


Making Mealtime FUN! (FREE Parent Seminar-May 2016)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Apr 28, 2016   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

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Are meals stressful at your house? An occupational therapist will discuss some of the sensory, motor, and behavioral factors that can impact feeding and how this can play a role in your child’s mealtime.
Explore options for decreasing mealtime stresses and battles.
Learn ways to identify when additional resources would be beneficial.

When: May 5, 2016 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call 636-928-5327 or email info@leapsandboundskids.com to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**


Mom’s Morning Out – May 2016

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Apr 28, 2016   Category: Events, Resources  

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Have your little one join us for a morning of fun that will be filled with movement, creative play, social skills, and fine motor activities led by a licensed therapist. A snack will also be provided.

Ages: 2-5 years old
When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Where: Leaps and Bounds
Price: $20 per child each session

Please call 636-928-LEAP (5327) to sign your child up today!


One Day Fun Day: Ninja Warrior (May 2016)

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Apr 28, 2016   Category: Resources  

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When: Saturday, May 6, 2016 12:30pm-3:30pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

What: Children will be able to participate in several exciting Ninja activities, snack and LOTS of fun!

Price: $45 per child/$40 per child for 2 or more siblings

Ages: 3 – 12


Pediatric therapists will direct the workshop. Limited space is available.
Please register by February 1st, 2016 by calling 636-928-LEAP (5327) to reserve a spot for your child!


Rachel’s Blog: Offering Insight into Autism

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Apr 21, 2016   Category: Articles, Resources  

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Rachel and her sister Kara are twins with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Rachel and Kara enjoy coming to Leaps & Bounds and participating in the One Day Fun Days. One of their favorite activities are the messy bins. Rachel has been working on different strategies for calming herself and helping her sister stay calm. Rachel agreed to share her insightful writings as a look into how someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder perceives situations and works through them on a daily basis. She was gracious enough to let us highlight her writings for Autism Awareness Month. (more…)


Light It Up Blue!

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Mar 24, 2016   Category: Articles, Resources, What's New  

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April is Autism Awareness month and at Leaps & Bounds we’re Lighting It Up Blue for Autism!
We’d like to take this opportunity to shine a light on one of our amazing kiddos, Josh Fischer and his family. (more…)