Mindful Movement Inc. offers groups for:
- Sensory Regulation (the use of sensory strategies to assist students with increasing their ability to attend and focus with academic materials)
WHEN are Occupational Therapy groups happening?
Groups are offered during the summer months. Groups range from 4-6 weekly sessions (may be longer for keyboarding) lasting between 60-90 minutes.
WHO Benefits Most?
Often children that are experiencing difficulties with a targeted skill (e.g. printing) are appropriate for group sessions. Some students who may have experienced challenges with other skills may be appropriate to attend a group that targets a skill that will be introduced later during the school year. For example, students may find receiving assistance with handwriting activities in a small group setting beneficial to building a strong foundation with the skill and be more prepared and confident when that subject is introduced in their educational setting.
WHY is an Occupational Therapy Group effective?
Groups can offer students a setting in which they may receive more personalized instruction with a particular skill. For some, meeting other individuals experiencing similar challenges may help them emotionally allowing them to be more expressive with their family about their concerns; they learn they are not alone. Groups involve families. We encourage family member(s) to attend the sessions with their child and for some groups it is mandatory. Often groups can be a great way for families to meet other families and ask and exchange questions and strategies. It too, can be helpful for families to know that other children have similar strengths and challenges too their own child. Groups offer a way for students and caregivers to learn the information together and practice together.
WHERE do groups meet?
Summer groups are held outside, typically in a park setting in the Greater Edmonton area. This is often both beneficial for the students and adults. It also helps reinforce our belief that learning to print or hand write (or anything else) can take place anywhere.
HOW can I register?