2018 Summer Group Therapy

Summer Group Therapy Dates:  June 11th - August 10th (Skip week of July 4th)



Tools 2 Talk is a phonological processes group designed for children 4-6 years-old.  Some children use different processes to make it easier for them to say various words.   This often impacts the listener’s ability to understand what they are saying.  Common phonological processes include 1) deletion or reduction of sounds, 2) substitution of sounds, and 3) assimilation of sounds, which is where a sound influences another (for example: top as pop).  Water play!

Days/Times:  Thursdays 9-10

Social Butterflies

Social Butterflies is designed for children 5-8 years old. This group focuses on enhancing your child’s vocabulary, improve auditory comprehension, following directions, and answering questions while strengthening social skills with peers.  Weekly themes will be utilized to improve your child's vocabulary, ability to follow directions, and ask/answer questions pertaining to the topic at hand.  Social skills will be targeted, including turn taking and topic maintenance. 

Days/Times: Tuesdays 3-4


Interactions is a social skills group designed for children 8-12 years of age.  The focus of the group is to enhance speech, language, and social skills needed for conversational speech and functional life skills.  Aspects of the group will focus on initiating, maintaining, and closing topics of conversations.  Children will learn and demonstrate social cues such as non-verbal communication (referencing through eye contact, nodding, facial expression, etc.).

Days/Times: Mondays 3:30-4:30


FitClub is a group designed for children 4-6 years old.  The focus of FitClub is to increase strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination.  Children are required to sit for longer periods of time at school.  In order to do this successfully, they must develop the necessary foundational skills.  In addition to foundational skills, this group will focus on development of age-appropriate gross motor skills.  This is a great group for those children who prefer sedentary activities, have core weakness, or have difficulty with acquiring gross motor skills as expected for their age.  This class is led by a licensed physical therapist.

Days/Times:  Thursdays 4-5pm


Yoga  is a therapeutic group designed for children 5 years and older. Class will be led by a yoga instructor and physical therapist. This class will introduce children to the basics of yoga postures, flow sequences, and breathing techniques. This class is designed to help improve range of motion, flexibility, and strength.  AdobeStock_63267034-300x132

Days/Times:  Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30


This is a life skills group designed for children 10 and older. This group will consist of four planned outings in the community- including the grocery store, a restaurant, bowling, and a picnic at the park. Your child will work on social skills, time management, money management, meal planning and preparation, and problem solving in real world settings. Each outing will have one session prior for planning and preparing. The planning sessions will be one hour, and the outings 90 minutes-2 hours. Parents will need to provide transportation to and from the outing locations, which will all be in New Lenox.

Days/Times: Wednesdays 2-3pm for planning weeks, 2-3:30/4 pm for outings


If your child is a picky eater this group is for them. A speech therapist will lead this group using SOS, AEIOU, and food chaining techniques. These groups will allow your child to explore foods in a fun and safe setting, while also incorporating the social aspects of feeding and mealtime. Peer modeling and social interaction is a great way to increase the number of foods your child will eat. Each week will have a different theme, and parents will be responsible for bringing one item per week.  IMG_4284

Days/Times:   Ages 4-6- Tuesdays 12:30-1:30

                        Ages 7 & up- Tuesdays 1:30-2:30


The self-regulation group is designed for children 6-10 years old. This group is for children that have difficulty with self-regulation, attention to task, following directions, and sensory processing. This group is led by an occupational therapist and will use the Zones of Regulation to teach your child self-regulation strategies with easy to use activities for home.

Days/Times: Tuesdays 4-5pm


The preschool readiness class is designed for children 3 & 4 years old. This group is for children that are getting ready to attend preschool in the fall, whether it is their first time or they have attended before. This is a speech and occupational therapy group designed to prepare your child for school. This group will help your child understand classroom rules and follow a routine, while also incorporating various language, speech, and fine motor activities in a fun, friendly environment. It will work on developing the social skills as well as fine and gross motor skills to be successful at school.

Days/Times: Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30-11

Please note that group registration is due by May 31st, 2018.  For those families paying privately for groups, full payment for the 8 weeks is due by June 1st in order to hold your spot.  Groups start the week of June 11 through August 10. There will be no groups the week of July 4th. Groups will consist of 4-6 kids depending on the nature of the group. Group spots are first-come first-serve. Additional groups may be added depending upon interest.  Please note that missed sessions are non-refundable.   Please call our office at 815-462-4928 to discuss private pay options and for any questions you have regarding these groups.  Click here the registration form.  


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