school break camps
Join us in our unique and peaceful home-based setting to support your child’s sensory exploration, fine and gross motor development, social thinking abilities, communication skills, emotional regulation, and executive functioning using an occupational therapy approach. Our curriculum infuses Sensory Integration principles, Social Thinking® and Zones of Regulation® concepts, and Handwriting Without Tears® techniques into the design of the program. We offer carefully and thoughtfully planned activities with opportunities for free play within a structured setting. Our daily rhythm includes music, games, obstacle courses, arts & crafts, snack time, and so much more! We approach children with respect and understanding while encouraging them to stretch outside of their comfort zone in a safe and supportive environment. Our camps are led by our creative and experienced occupational therapists, a masters-level occupational therapy student from the University of Southern California, and additional assistants from UCLA and USC, creating an ideal ratio in which your child is guaranteed to get incredibly individualized attention. To ensure every child benefits, camps are limited to three groups of no more than four children, each led by an occupational therapist with at least one additional assistant.
Social Skills Groups
We use the Zones of Regulation® and Social Thinking® curriculum to help develop self-regulation, facilitate social thinking abilities and develop social skills. Children will learn about concepts such as: thinking thoughts and feeling feelings, the group plan, thinking with your eyes, body in group, and whole body listening. Using these concepts, children will refine their "Social Detective" skills by learning about hidden rules and unexpected behaviors, making smart guesses, recognizing flexible and stuck thinking, determining the size of the problem, and sharing an imagination.They will learn how to recognize their “zone”of regulation and incorporate strategies and tools to stay in a zone or move from one zone to another, including calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports. Children will learn how to read others' facial expressions and recognize a broader range of emotions, develop perspective about how others see and react to their behavior, gain insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and determine when and how to use tools and problem solving skills. To ensure every child benefits, groups are limited to six children, led by an occupational therapist and at least one additional assistant.
We use Handwriting Without Tears®, a developmentally appropriate, multi-sensory curriculum for writing instruction. Children will focus on developing proper formation of capitals and lower case letters, proper sizing of letters, and proper spacing between letters when writing words. Later, children will refine proper letter formation with a focus on lower case letters. They will continue to develop proper spacing between letters when writing words, and learn proper alignment of words when writing sentences. To ensure every child benefits, groups are limited to six children, led by an occupational therapist and at least one additional assistant.
music therapy groups
Music therapy is the individualized and clinical use of music in order to support children in the development of non-musical goals. It is a fun, engaging, relationship-based and success-oriented application of music. Group goals include sustained attention, improved communication, fine and gross motor skills, emotional expression, social skills, academic skills, and sensory processing.
mindfulness groups for kids
Mindfulness can help your child learn how to better absorb information and pay attention to the present moment. During this group, kids will gain a deeper understanding of their mind-body connection.