**New Summer 2018 Groups will continue to be added through April...check back reguarly!! **
MPT Group Philosophy
Our groups encourage parents and loved ones to share in the development of their child's social skills, fine and gross motor skills, cognitive abilities, understanding of language and gain independence - all while having FUN together! Babies and toddlers learn, grow, and thrive by following a routine. Our classes provide just the right amount of structured activities to keep children stimulated while helping to improve attention span and listening skills.
When: Tuesdays 9:30am-10:30am & 11:00am-12:00pm
For: Children 18-35 months-Caregiver must be present
Where: Northminster Presbyterian Church 10720 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61615
Cost: FREE Please call 309.282.6704 to register
Led By: Speech-Language Pathologists, Emma Lane M.S. CCC-SLP/L and Kelly Flynn M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Communication Station is a Speech and Language Group for children 18-35 months and includes 1-2 field trips every 12 weeks. Each week the group will target a new theme which is incorporated into the activities. This group is open to all children regardless of their communication ability. We will teach a total communication approach which includes a combination of pictures, sign language, sounds, and words to help your child initiate communication with peers and adults. While children will learn how to shape vocalizations into meaningful communication, parents will learn how to guide their child in the use of these techniques into their everyday routines. A snack time and sensory exploration (trampoline, peanut balls, rice tables etc.) is also provided. Children and families are welcome to join this class at any point in the year!!
Advanced Communication Station-SUMMER 2018 Speech-Language Group
Come join the fun with your child while we engage in music, singing & dancing, sensory exploration, interactive story-time, themed activities/crafts, socialization opportunities with peers, and snack-time!! Children of all developmental levels are welcome!! A wonderful opportunity for any child to enrich their Speech-Language skills through hands on experiences.
Led by Emma Lane, MS CCC-SLP/L Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist.
For: 3-5 years Minimum of 4 children/Maximum 8 children Caregiver must stay with child.
*We will make exceptions if your child is within 3 months of the age requirements*
When: 2 sessions offered
Tuesdays June 19th-July 31st ( NO CLASS July 3rd) FOUR SPOTS LEFT
Wednesdays June 20th-August 1st (NO CLASS July 4th) TWO SPOTS LEFT
Where: Northminster Presbyterian Church 10720 N. Knoxville Peoria, IL.
Cost: $80.00 for 6 week session
Sign up here for Tuesday Class: http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044FAEA92BA1FE3-tuesdaysadvanced
Sign up herefor Wednesday Class: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044faea92ba1fe3-advanced2
"Social Sprouts"- Young Children's Social Skills Group-SUMMER 2018 *Just Added*
This Summer we can help your child improve their social skills!! Does your preschooler or kindergartner have difficulty making and keeping friends? Would they benefit from recognizing social cues? Does your child need help expressing emotions appropriately? Maybe they have been diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, or AD/HD? Or are they simply shy or socially awkward? Are there issues with your child’s behavior being disruptive at home, school, or daycare? Some children need a little extra help learning social skills! Through a series of lessons, activities, games, role-play, community field trips, our group leaders will teach your child to enhance his/her social skills and self-esteem. This summer group will place an emphasis on practicing conversational and play skills with peers.
Led by Carrie Reinboldt LCPC, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with Mueller Pediatric Therapy. Not only does she have extensive professional experience working with children needing help with various social skills, she also has a mother's perspective as she has a 7 year old son with Autism.
Led by Emma Lane M.S. CCC-SLP/L, Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with Mueller Pediatric Therapy. Emma has been working with children who struggle with appropriate social skills for almost a decade. She also has extensive experience professionally working with children who are diagnosed with Autism and AD/HD.
The following topics will be covered:
Play and Conversational Skills:
• Greeting people • Conversational skills • Listening • Working together and playing with others in a group • Taking turns and sharing
Understanding Social Skills:
• Keeping hands to oneself and respecting personal space • Proper eye contact • Personal space • Speaking with an appropriate tone and volume • How to respond in a socially appropriate way to personal triggers
For: Children ages 4 years- 7 years. Caregivers do not stay. ONE SPOT LEFT
When: 6 week session June 20th -August 1st Every WEDNESDAY 11:00am-12:00 pm (No Class July 4th) Class minimum is 4 children and maximum is 6 children.
Where: Northminster Presbyterian Church 10720 N. Knoxville Peoria, IL. 2 of the sessions will be community outings at To Be Determined locations within the area. This will allow the therapists to work on social skills in different settings.
Cost: $400.00 for 6 week session. Total is due at time of signup. We would be happy to accept any private insurance and bill them as a courtesy for you. You are responsible for contacting our office with your information prior to the start of the camp. A refund will be issued if applicable after processing private insurance. Otherwise, no refunds or pro-rating for this camp is available.
Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044FAEA92BA1FE3-social