CONNECTIONS

Connections Groups 2019/2020

All of our groups have been reformatted this season and we think you will like it!

Connections registration will now open in early summer for access to the entire school year season. You can select any number of groups that work for your family’s budget and schedule. You are able to select the same group for both the Sept-Dec and Jan-June seasons, or you can select a fall group and a spring group etc. Within this new content, you will hopefully find more variety for meeting your child’s goals; there are more age ranges available, more days and times, and a wider range of therapeutic content.

All groups will receive supervision from one specifically selected clinical member; a Speech-Language Pathologist, an Occupational Therapist, or a Behavioral Consultant. In some occasions, these clinical members will directly run the programming. In situations where a consultant not overseeing the program is needed for your child, that will be expressed to you and directly billed. In most occasions, a Lead Behavioral Interventionist will be running the groups.

Our groups will now provide a consistent structure across all groups (same rules, same format etc.); each group will differ in how the group leader presents the material, the peer interactions, and content-based activities. The group leaders will teach areas of interest and be refreshed on all areas before leading that content. The group leaders will no longer rotate, they will have a group that is their niche and the kids will have the benefit of being taught by experienced individuals.

Children attending groups will now have the comfort of knowing that all members of the group are there to learn the same skills and they will all be in the same age cohort. Being able to share experiences and build relationships is what life is all about-we hope that the kids will all experience that while in groups this term!

$67.50 for 1.5 hours (1 session of group), billed weekly.

This cost includes Clinical supervision, Lead Behavioral Interventionist, and an assistant Behavioral Interventionist. Additional needs billed separately.

All groups will run in two terms, September 16th-December 20th and January 6th-June 25th (excluding March 16th-March 27th).

Cancellation policy for Connections Groups is 4 weeks prior to the initial session, cancellations within and after the 4 week period will need a two-week notice of withdraw.  

Intermediate Groups

Home Skills

This group will expose kids to basic self help skills at home through kitchen plans. Hand washing dishes, Sorting recycling and using microwaves and toaster.

Wednesday

3:30-5:00pm

Ages 8-12

Community Skills

This group will expose kids to independence in their community with bus outings, eating out with the peer group, using schedules, and making purchases at stores

Tuesday

3:30-5:00pm

Ages 8-12

Social Dynamics
(A)

Introducing the trademark social thinking concepts. Includes the topics thoughts and feelings, group plan, using your eyes, body in the group, and whole body listening.
Books 1-5

Wednesday

3:30-5:00pm

Ages 5-7

Social Dynamics
(B)

Introducing the second set of trademark social thinking concepts. Includes the topics smart guesses, flexible and stuck thinking, size of a problem, and sharing imagination.
Books 6-10

Thursday

3:30-5:00pm

Ages 7-9

Social Dynamics
(C )

Introducing the pre-teen concepts of trademarks social thinking, while learning to apply all concepts

Tuesday

3:30-5:00pm

Ages 9-11

Rec Outings

This group will explore personal rec opportunities; Participating in Swimming, skating, golfing, hiking, and climbing each month.

Wednesday

3:30-5:00pm

Ages 8-12

Junior Groups

Play Skills

Learning to share, be with peers, engage in play

Wednesday

1:30-3:00pm

Ages 3-5

Outside Play (Gross Motor Group)

Visit parks, explore forest terrain, walks and movement

Thursday

1:30-3:00pm

Ages 3-5

Spring Break Groups

Social Dynamics Jr

(Must have taken A or B already)

Integrating Trademarked social thinking concepts and learning to apply them.

March 16th-20th

9:00-11:30am

Ages 5-7

Social Dynamics

(Must have taken A or B already)

Integrating Trademarked social thinking concepts and learning to apply them.

March 16th-20th

1:00-3:30pm

Ages 9-12

Rec Outings
Extended

Participate in community recreation opportunities such as mini golf, swimming, bowling, hiking, and climbing.

March 16th-20th

1:30-3:00pm

Ages 7-10

Play Skills 
Extended

Introducing circle time and staying in a group outdoors. Learning to share, be with peers, and engage in play.

March 16th-20th

9:00-11:30am

Ages 3-5

Cancellation policy for Connections Groups is 4 weeks prior to the initial session, cancellations within and after the 4 week period will need a two-week notice of withdraw.