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Week 5 Group Therapy

Week 5 Group Therapy

We are talking about things we like to do with our friends for our last week of summer school. We encourage everyone to do something for or with your friends (or siblings). You could go to a playground, make a card with homemade paint, or make fruit smoothies. Be sure to check out our ancillary slides with videos and songs as well as our recorded therapy session. Have a great week!

Physical Therapy Tip of the Week!

Physical Therapy Tip of the Week!

August is a great time to get outside and explore some new playgrounds! Please check out this resource for playground safety tips, swinging, climbing, sliding and jumping fun. Don’t forget to check out the list of all the accessible playgrounds!  

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1l1wKtCFGNZWXFSLUUQSIztDhqzC_YXXvl2jtc-ENPcE/edit#slide=id.p

Week 4 Therapy Group

Week 4 Therapy Group

Hello, Howe Families!
We had our fourth summer school therapy group today. We appreciate all of our friends who were able to make it, and we hope to see you all next week! I have attached the Google Slide presentation below. You could read it to your student, and dance and sing along with the videos.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xku40f9UKMDTim4tnpWDf1ZWn3G0h83x/view

We shared how to make sensory bottles and sensory bags today. Please watch the videos in the PDF file to learn more details about how to make them. While making the sensory bottle and bag, ask your child if they want to put in “more” items in the container. Have your child grasp items and release them into the bottle or bag. To further practice their grasping skills, have your child practice holding onto the sensory bottle or bag. After making the sensory bag, have your child press their hands on top of the bag. To practice head/neck control and eye gaze, parents can hold the sensory bottle and move it to the right and left of the child and ask the child to follow the bottle. 
Practice the movements of the songs and show your child how to respond to the questions by using his or her primary mode of communication. Our core vocabulary words for this week are ‘More’ and ‘Done’. Modes of communication include eye gaze (look at ‘more’ or ‘done’ symbols), body movements (nod head ‘yes’ or shake head ‘no’), gestures (point to ‘more’ or ‘done’ picture symbols, use hands to sign ‘more’ or ‘done’), or vocalizations (“more”, “done”). 

Please let us know if you have any questions! 
Your therapy team, Syeda Mahmood (OT), Letrisha Stallard (PT) and Dawn Hunt (SLP)