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Sensory-Motor Exploration/Pre-writing Program
Developmental Ages 3 1/2- 5 years old
Summer Program
Registration To Be Announced

By the time children reach Kindergarten, they are expected to have basic handwriting skills. Handwriting is more than just holding a writing tool.  It requires so many underlying skills.  This program incorporates the use the senses of the body to facilitate body awareness, spatial awareness, motor sequencing and attention skills. The focus of this program is to build the foundation for early drawing and pre-writing skills while integrating sounds and symbols for shape and letter recognition and identification as well as promote good habits for the handwriting.  The child will begin to learn how to write capital letters and draw other simple symbols (i.e. shapes) in a developmental manner. This program also facilitates  developing the big and small muscles (gross and fine motor skills) of the body. Sensory-motor activities and specific types of music is used for facilitating movement, as well as to calm the bodies  and mind in order to facilitate focus. Learning can be FUN!!

Pre-requisite: Child must be able to
  • Separate from parent in a reasonable amount of time
  • Function in a small group
  • Follow simple instructions
  • Tolerate physical activities
  • Free Screening
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Developmental Ages 5-7 years old
Summer Program
Registration To Be Announced
 
This sensori-motor program is for children with just minor handwriting issues that need some support.  This program is for the developmental age group of 5-7 which uses engaging multi-sensory techniques to make handwriting a natural and automatic skill for children. We use a fun hands-on approach to develop skills and teach correct letter formation. This program incorporates the use of the senses of the body to facilitate body awareness, spatial awareness, motor sequencing and attention skills. The focus of this program is to promote good habits for handwriting, integrate sounds and symbols for shape and letter recognition, identification, proper formation for writing, copying and drawing skills. This program also facilitates developing the big and small muscles (gross and fine motor skills) of the body needed for developing efficient handwriting skills. The child will begin to write capital and lower case letters, words and then sentences in a fun, playful and developmental manner.
 
Pre-requisite: Child must be able to
  • Separate from parent in a reasonable amount of time
  • Function in a small group
  • Follow simple instructions
  • Tolerate physical activities

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The Sensory Based 
Social Group Program

Developmental Ages 6-8 years old
Summer Program
Registration To Be Announced

This sensory-motor based social group program Is designed for children who demonstrate peer interaction readiness. Unique sensory-based strategies are used prepare the nervous system to be challenged for group interaction in a fun an engaging manner. Through the use of fun and engaging group activities and effective teaching strategies, children will develop greater behavioral and social awareness.   

Pre-requisite: Child must be able to
  • Separate from parent in a reasonable amount of time
  • Function in a small group
  • Follow simple instructions
  • Tolerate physical activities

 Please feel free to Contact 
Occupational Therapy for Kidz 
with any questions or to Register Your Child
718-949-5439
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