Annual Summer Camp

Summer Camp Programs

These programs focus on developmental skills including play and social interaction skills using a combination of Sensory Integration and Floortime techniques. A major emphasis will be placed on sensory, motor, cognitive and speech and language development during activities designed to be fun, interactive, and challenging.

 

Register for 2017 Summer Camp Programs here:

Summer Camp Registration

There are two ways to turn in:

1. Fill out and scan the document and email to mwineland@rehabdynamics.com

2. Fill out and bring to Rehab Dynamics Front Desk

Activities Overview

The activities are designed for children who could use additional practice in these areas, or have IFSP, IEP, or personal goals related to the aforementioned areas. Children will be grouped by age and skill levels to ensure that appropriate programming is provided. Typically developing peers will also be integrated into our summer camps as appropriate and available. Ask about having a sibling as a peer at reduced rate. Although described as ‘camp’ specific developmental goals for each child will be addressed. Staff OT/Speech/Special Educators

 

Minnows

This group is designed for very young children who have had limited experience in group settings in the past and/or are cautious and hesitant to explore their environment, to separate from their parents or caregivers, and/or interact with peers. They also be hesitant to move and /or talk to others, or play/touch messy things. We will include a variety of sensorimotor activities to help them learn to move, communicate, play and interact with others. Limited size due to staffing requirements.

Staff: OT, Speech, and Special Educators .

Dolphins

This group is appropriate for children who can handle being in a small group setting and enjoy moving and exploring. We will combine a variety of movement and sensory experiences to help with fine and gross and language skill development, as well as assist them to play, share, cooperate, and communicate with peers and adults more effectively. Our goals include helping them find activities that help meet their personal sensory needs and also help them focus on other skill development including interaction, engagement and classroom participation. Cognitive and speech and language goals are also incorporated into the variety of weekly activities. Group size will be limited so we can provide as much intense intervention as possible. Two sections of this program will be available- one for younger children and one for elementary students. 6 or 8 wks.

Staff: OT, Speech, Special Educators

Sharks

This group is appropriate for children who continue to benefit from sensory and motor experiences, but also need a higher level of challenge. It will incorporate many of the sensory and motor opportunities, but also higher-level cognitive challenges and pragmatic skill development. It will include structured games with rules, imaginative and dramatic play, fine motor and handwriting practice, and more reading and language development. Group size is limited so we can provide as much intensive intervention as possible. Minimum of 2 x’s per week is recommended due to themes and projects involved in this group. Preschool and Elementary sections available.

Staff: OT, Speech, Special Educators

Stingrays

This group is designed for children who are capable of higher levels of challenges, but also need to focus on essential skills for school success. We will provide more intensive practice with reading and reading comprehension, fine motor skill development including writing, cooperative or dramatic play, as well as activities that address issues regarding winning and loosing during cooperative activities. In addition, pragmatic language skills related to making friends and reading social cues will be incorporated. Children must be capable of attending and focusing in a small group without as much sensory support or supervision, and be able to follow multi-step directions to complete numerous creative activities. 2x’s week recommended. 6 or 8 wks.

Staff: OT, Speech, Special Educators

Barracudas

This group is designed for children who can focus on social thinking and planning/organizational skills. Social thinking involves being able to think about others, as well as their self, while learning to make and keep friends, to develop better conversation skills, and to realize how what they do and say impacts others. We will also focus on winning, loosing and working cooperatively as part of a team. Handwriting and written expression of ideas, as well as analyzing what is read will also be incorporated into a variety of activities. Planning skills includes creating an activity, planning out how to complete the activity, and being able to solve unexpected challenges during the process. All projects and games are designed to practice these skills while working with peers and having fun! 2x a week Strongly Recommended due to themes and projects 6 or 8 wks.

Staff: OT, Speech, Special Educators

Piranhas

This group is designed for those older children who primarily need to focus on social thinking and play skills, as well as building interactive friendship skills. During this group they will practice working together to share ideas and to practice creating and planning activities for peers. They will have to learn to accept the suggestions of other, to learn to compromise, to monitor their body language and how they communicate to others, to resolve conflicts and to be patient enough to actually explain and implement the activities for/with their peers. A variety of activities, projects, games, and activities will be used to help the kids develop these skills and have fun as well! Late Elementary and Jr. High students- Students will be planning and implementing games/activities with peers and younger group EOW to practice.