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Tummy Time

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on Jan 27, 2016   Category: Articles, Resources, What's New  

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If you are a parent, you may have likely heard the words “tummy time” countless times during those early years. Tummy time is important for your child’s development and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In the early 90’s, there was a “Back to Sleep” campaign that was launched as a safety precaution and many parents were fearful of putting babies on their tummies. The AAP now promotes practicing “back to sleep and tummy to play”. Why is tummy time so important to development? (more…)


DAYTIME Groups-2016 Winter/Spring

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jan 20, 2016   Category: Groups, Programs, Resources, What's New  

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Are you looking for a daytime group for your child? Well, look no further! We have something for everyone at Leaps & Bounds. Enrollment is open through March 27th. Take a look at what we have to offer (more…)


Winter/Spring 2016 – Social Skills Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jan 19, 2016   Category: Groups, Programs, Resources, What's New  

Register now for our 2016 Winter/Spring Social Skills Groups

When: One day per week, January 25th, 2016 – May 14th, 2016

Where: Leaps and Bounds

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

Buddy Builders (Ages 3-5 years)

This group will give your child the opportunity to interact and play with peers. Therapists will utilize modeling and positive behavior strategies to encourage interactions. This group will provide the structure appropriate for this age to enhance predictability and engagement.

ABCs to Social Skills (Ages 6-8 years)

In this group, children participate in instruction of social skills and are provided with opportunities to practice their skills. Goals include increasing your child’s confidence to initiate interactions, listening skills, and understanding social cues.

Building Friendships (Ages 8-12 years)

This group will give your child the opportunity to build confidence, develop age-appropriate social skills, and establish positive friendships with peers. Children will participate in activities that promote communication, taking directions from peers, and negotiation.

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

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.

Girlfriend Group (Ages 7-12 years)

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

Super Friends (Ages 4 years and older)

This group is 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 have a different perspective. The groups will build on this understanding to apply it in a social context.

**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: Handwriting Groups, School Prep, Feeding Groups, and Additional Group Programming


Winter/Spring 2016 – Handwriting Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jan 19, 2016   Category: Groups, Programs, Resources, What's New  

Register now for our 2016 Winter/Spring Handwriting Groups

When: One day per week, January 25th, 2016 – May 14th, 2016

Where: Leaps and Bounds

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

ABCs and 123s Pre-Writing (Ages 3-4 years)

This group is for children who are starting to become interested in letters and numbers. The group will focus on pre-writing skills along with developing age appropriate grasps and identifying letters and numbers.

Beginner Handwriting (Ages 4-6 years)

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 formation and will facilitate appropriate pencil grasp.

Advanced Handwriting (Ages 5-7 years)

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, School Preparation Groups, Feeding Groups, and Additional Group Programming


Winter/Spring 2016 – School Preparation Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jan 19, 2016   Category: Groups, Programs, Resources, What's New  

Register now for our 2016 Winter/Spring School Preparation Groups

When: One day per week, January 25th, 2016 – May 14th, 2016

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Each group is led by an Occupational Therapist trained in early childhood development.

Preschool Prep and Play (Ages 3-5 years)

Jump Start to Kindergarten (Ages 4-6 years)

We will be offering two 90 minute groups to assist your child with developing the skills that he needs for school. These groups will address a variety of skills including, but not limited to: attention, fine motor skills, social skills, and communication.

**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, Feeding Groups, and Additional Group Programming


Winter/Spring 2016 – Feeding Group

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jan 19, 2016   Category: Groups, Programs, Resources, What's New  

Register now for our 2016 Winter/Spring Feeding Group

When: One day per week, January 25th, 2016 – May 14th, 2016

Where: Leaps and Bounds

This group is led by an Occupational Therapist trained in teaching feeding skills.

Munch and Crunch Lunch – For Picky Eaters (Ages 3-5 years)

Join us at lunch as we create and taste new fun foods to help diversify your child’s diet! Your child will enjoy his meals with friends and will have fun trying new foods!

**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, School Preparation Groups, and Additional Group Programming


Winter/Spring 2016 – Additional Group Programming

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jan 19, 2016   Category: Groups, Programs, Resources, What's New  

Register now for our 2016 Winter/Spring Groups

When: One day per week, January 25th, 2016 – May 14th, 2016

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Each group is led by an Occupational Therapist.

Mommy and Me – Sensory and Signing (Ages 12-24 months)

Moms, bring your little ones to this group to learn, explore, and grow. Our therapists have developed specifically designed activities to promote gross motor and fine motor skills, social play, language development, and sensory development. Your child will be introduced to signing and will be encouraged in their verbal communication.

Reading Club (Ages 6-8 years)

Reading can be fun! This group is about putting all the pieces together to make reading fun and easy. Books will be chosen based on child’s/group’s reading level. Our therapist will use different strategies to promote the love of reading.

Know the Trigger (Ages 5 years and above)

In this group, The Zones of Regulation® program and sensory strategies will be utilized to help your child become more aware of his impulses, arousal level, and emotional state. The group will help him problem solve to reach the best solutions to learn self-regulation and manage behaviors.

**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, School Preparation Groups, and Feeding Groups


Fall 2015 – Social Skills Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Oct 22, 2015   Category: Groups, Programs, Resources, What's New  

Register now for our Fall Social Skills Groups

When: One day per week, August 31st, 2015 – December 19th, 2015

Where: Leaps and Bounds

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

Buddy Builders
(Ages 3-5 years)
Saturdays 9:30AM – 10:30AM

This group will give your child the opportunity to interact and play with peers. Therapists will utilize modeling and positive behavior strategies to encourage interactions. This group will provide the structure appropriate for this age to enhance predictability and engagement.

Building Friendships
(Ages 8-12 years)
Saturdays 11:00AM – 12:00PM

This group will give your child the opportunity to build confidence, develop age-appropriate social skills, and establish positive friendships with peers. Children will participate in activities that promote communication, taking directions from peers, and negotiation.

Boys Will Be Boys Club
(Ages 11-15 years)
Wednesdays 6:15PM – 7:15PM or Thursdays 5:00PM – 6:00PM

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.

Homeschool Boys Club
(Ages 10-12 years)
Wednesdays 10:45AM – 11:45AM

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.

**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.

The following groups will be offered again in the 2016 Winter/Spring session starting February 2016:
*Preschool Prep & Play
*ABCs & 123s
*Beginner Handwriting
*Advanced Print
*ABCs to Social Skills
*Super Friends
*Girlfriend Group
*Munch & Crunch Lunch
*Mommy & Me Sensory
*Reading Club
*Emotional Regulation
*Know the Trigger


10 Year Anniversary!

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on Jun 22, 2015   Category: Articles, Resources, What's New  

There are lots of reasons people choose to start their own business. 10 years ago we had a vision. We decided to take a huge “Leap” of faith and engage on a journey that would change us forever. There were numerous meetings in kitchens to write business plans, sketches of what our center would look like, and lots of talk about how to make our dreams a reality. We wondered, like other business owners, (more…)


Getting Ready for School – 5 Strategies to Prepare Your Child

Posted By: Lisa Cooseman on Apr 27, 2015   Category: Articles, Resources, What's New  

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Whether your child is beginning preschool or Kindergarten, it is no doubt a HUGE transition for you and your child. Preparation for this big change can lessen stress and anxiety for each of you. Here are 5 strategies to help your child:

1. Pretend Play

Playing school with your child will help them to understand the expectations of their school day and gain a better understanding of the concept of school. Have your child engage in the activities they will experience during their school day. Try sitting down for circle time, eating a snack out of a lunch box or snack bag, and reading a story at “nap time” to replicate the classroom they will be going to. You can be the teacher to model and then let your child give it a try. (more…)