Achieve Summer Camps 2017
Handwriting & Social Skills
Achieve is happy to offer our Summer Handwriting and Social Skills camps for 2017. Please contact our office for registration forms. Groups are formed on a first come, first serve basis. Please see each camps description, dates/times and fees. A $100 deposit is required at the time of registration to hold your child's spot.
Handwriting Camp: July 17, 2017- August 9, 2017
We offer two different age groups/skill levels through these camps. Both camps utilize the Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum developed by Jan Z. Olsen, OTR and Emily F. Knapton, OTR/L along with the ideas and strategies used by occupational therapists. Camps will be led by an Achieve licensed occupational therapist. This is a great way to help your child catch up or stay current with the handwriting demands placed on them in school. Registration Deadline for Handwriting Camp is July 3rd.
Tiny Tracers: Pre-K through 1st grade
Camp day and time: Monday & Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 pm
Groups will focus on teaching children:
Correct letter and number formation
Line and page orientation
Reinforcement of proper grasp/positioning
Upper extremity/hand strengthening
This course is designed to help prepare your child for the best start to the upcoming school year. This curriculum focuses on introducing and/or reinforcing the alphabet in a developmentally appropriate sequence using hands-on and multi-sensory resources and will be led by an Achieve licensed occupational therapist.
Pen Pals: 2nd grade and up
Camp day and time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm
This course is designed to help prepare your child for the increased volume and organizational skills required to participate in classroom writing tasks. By reinforcing foundational writing skills and using hands on multi-sensory resources, this curriculum will focus on legibility, strength/endurance, sentence formation and organizational skills required for writing at school.
Social Skills Camp: June 19th-29th (Mon-Thurs)
Achieve Pediatric Therapy and Rehab is proud to offer their annual summer time social skills camp. Each camp will be led by a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist with special training in social skills and pragmatics. An Occupational Therapist will also be assisting with each group to address sensory, emotional, and behavioral regulation. These groups are a great foundation for children who want to interact with others but are finding it difficult to appropriately navigate social interactions.
Groups will focus on teaching children:
Foundational social skills for positive peer interactions
Basic conversation skills
Social Problem Solving
Early Achievers 9:00-10:30 Ages Served: 3-5
Early Achievers is a social playgroup for children ages 3 to 5 that focuses on improving peer relationships, social communication, and participation in group activities. The camp is designed to follow Michelle Garcia Winner’s social thinking curriculum for early learners, which addresses a range of foundational social communication skills necessary to create positive social interactions. This group will encourage social growth and development through the use of stories, structured activities, and cooperative play. Furthermore, a child’s sensory and/or emotional regulation needs will be addressed as needed throughout the camp.
Social Thinkers 11:00-12:30 (Please bring your lunch) Ages Served: 6-10
The Social Thinkers group is for children ages 6 through 10 designed to provide a structured learning environment for introducing key social concepts. Following Michelle Garcia Winner’s social thinking curriculum for school-age children, this group will focus on fostering positive social and communicative interactions through introducing concepts such as flexible thinking, social problem solving, emotional regulation, and many others. Social concepts will be reinforced through various structured activities, stories, role-play scenarios, and structured group conversations.