Specialized Therapy Camps for Kids

Specialized Pediatric Therapy Camps are now available for

Summer 2018 at Exercisabilities.

 

Social Thinking Speech Therapy Camp – Flexible, Capable Me

This summer camp led by Cindy Wiest, CCC-SLP along with our exercise fitness and nutrition team will  lead your child through the adventures of Super Flex and his team as he battles the Unthinkables.

Individuals with social learning challenges (ASD, ADHD, and other behavioral difficulties) may find social skills incredibly complicated. Age appropriate social skills facilitate interactions and communication with others both verbally and non-verbally.  Social Thinking is a treatment framework developed by Michelle Garcia Winner that teaches the “why” behind social behavior.  Social Thinking is a way to strengthen a child’s social skills and problem solving by helping the child figure out how to think differently and flexibly in any social situation. In this camp, children will:

  • Be taught to observe and think about their own and others’ thoughts and feelings
  • Learn the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Learn about hidden social rules with expected and unexpected social behaviors
  • Compare the size of one’s reaction to the size of the problem
  • Create a deeper understanding of emotions and they influence the emotions of others

This 2.5 hour camp will include speech therapy taught social thinking skills using the Social Thinking platform. Other activities include:

  • Games – learn how fun games can serve as great exercise to both stimulate learning but calm the brain
  • Snack and nutrition – Use your fine motor skills to build a fun healthy snack while learning about the importance of good nutrition

Camp Schedule

Camp 1- June 11-15 (3 week days) M,Th, F 9AM – 11:30 AM with Family Night June 7, 6:30 pm -7:15 pm

Camp 2- June 18-23 (3 week days) M,Th, F 9AM – 11:30 AM with Family Night June 14, 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Minimum 8/Maximum 15 children/per week

Ages: Entering 3rd – 5th grade (age 9-11)

(Deadline for class fill determination June 1st)

You may choose a 1 week or 2 week option.

Cost/child:  $130 for one week, $240 for 2 weeks

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Sample schedule of day

9:00 am – 9:25 am                         Flexible, Capable Me Opening

9:30 am – 10:15 am                       Rotation 1  (Superflex Game (fitness) or Social Town Happenings)

10:15 am – 10:45 am                     Whole Group bathroom break and Snack (nutrition and fine motor skills)

10:45 am – 11:15 am                     Rotation 2  (Superflex Game (fitness) or Social Town Happenings)

11:15 am – 11:30 am                     Flexible, Capable Me Closing

 

Are you a college age student and want to volunteer to help with this camp?  Click here