Pediatric Therapy Classes and Programs
Jump Into Writing
This group workshop works to enhance those skills by targeting the following performance components as related to handwriting: fine motor and gross motor coordination, eye-hand coordination, motor planning, postural control, and upper body strength.
TEAM Readers (Together Everyone Accomplishes More)
- A language-based approach to reading.
This 8-week program is geared for children in 1st-2nd and 3rd-5th grade who struggle with reading, have poor reading comprehension, read below grade level, and/or have dyslexia. A certified speech therapist will help your child improve reading fluency and reading comprehension, increase vocabulary, and improve word attack and decoding skills.
Get A Grip!
Is your child have an awkward pencil grasp? Is he or she having difficulty with handwriting? This 4-session program is designed to help 4-6 year old children develop a mature, manipulative pencil grasp.
An interactive warm water pool class for the special needs children ages 2-8 and their parents to increase strength and coordination. Class takes place in the warm water therapy pool at Woman's Center for Wellness. Please call for session availability.
Aquatic Kid Fit
Aquatic Kid Fit is ideal for children ages 9 and older who have decreased strength, coordination or endurance. This group will meet one afternoon per week in our warm water therapy pool. This group exercise program is instructed by a licensed therapist. Please call 924-8709 for session availability, offered in June and July.
Swim Strong Program
Swim Strong is designed to assist boys and girls, ages 5 to 18 years, with decreased, strength, endurance and motor control. This class helps them transition from physical/occupational therapy to traditional swim lessons or to the use of a community pool. Children will work toward achieving personal goals in a fun atmosphere using games and pool toys while socializing with their teammates during class.
Swim Strong is instructed by a staff pediatric physical therapist and physical therapy assistant in the lap pool or warm water therapy pool, depending on the child’s needs. Children who are not independent in the water will have a “shadow,” or trained volunteer, throughout each session. All children will be screened by a physical therapist prior to registration to determine whether they meet criteria for class participation.
A primary goal of this class is to build independence; therefore, parents are not allowed on the pool deck. However, moms may purchase a $20, eight-day pass for use of the Fitness Club during class time.
Designed to improve:
- Breath Support
Keep your child "ready" for school! This eight session summer camp is for children 5-6 years of age, and is designed to address motor coordination, letter formation, and reading readiness. Reading readiness will be addressed in an interactive way using songs, rhythm, movement, and visual reinforcement to make for a fun learning experience.
Ready Set Jump! Into Preschool
Help your child master pre-writing skills during the summer! Our six session program designed to prepare children 4 to 5 years of age for preschool. The 2014 program is unavailable and will be offered summer 2015.