Buddy Groups

Theatre Performance Buddy Group

“Let’s Make a Puppet Show” Buddy Group:

Social-based theatre and film group – this is a fun and interactive way work on team building and social skills through theatre-based activities.  The group will work on designing a puppet play for 8-sessions (75-90min group) and will perform the show for families and friends. The group will create their puppet character and use it in the play.  This will be our eighth performance (we have done, five theatre shows, two movies, and now we are adding the art of puppetry),  This group is guaranteed to be a blast! This group has a wider range of ages because of casting.  The group will work on social interactions, teamwork, flexible thinking, problem solving, and conversational skills along with fine motor skills.

Ages: 11 – 17  8-sessions Fridays at 5:00-6:15

9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13 show and party.

8-Sessions: Cost $400.00   

Amazing Race Buddy Group:

This group will help children develop teamwork skills as they pair in teams to race against the clock to accomplish their Amazing Race goals by visiting “pretend countries and destinations”.  This buddy group is based on the TV series “Amazing Race and is a fun way to work on skills needed for group tasks with other peers.  Students will begin to build skills in trust, flexible thinking, learning to compromise, cooperation, and develop friendships with other peers.  Come join the fun and we venture to new destinations!

Ages 9-11  (Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45)  9/24, 10/1,10/15, 10/22, 10/29,11/5. 6-Sessions

Cost: $270.00.  Christmas Party for Group: 12/3 – 5:45-6:45 (no charge- a fun social celebration).

Superflex Friends Group:

This group will help children learn how to develop friendships and play with their peers using social thinking strategies and fun play-based games and activities.  The group is designed to support social engagement, communication, personal space, and play skills.

Ages 4-5  (Fridays from 2:00-3:00)  9/27, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15

6-Sessions.  Cost: $270.00          


 Scooby Doo Holiday Bunch Group:

Huh, did I hear the words Turkey and Pie??? Scooby and Shaggy love to eat and they will teach your child about the wonder of holiday food! This is a seasonal 4-group session in which the group will explore the foods offered during the holiday season.  The group is designed to help children that are having difficulty with eating in the areas of visual look of food, texture avoidance, and refusal of food.  Children will use their senses to learn that food can be fun and safe alongside their peers.  The SOS feeding approach will be used and each session will be centered around the holiday theme.  The group is designed to develop skills in touching, smelling, tasting, and eating various food textures.

Ages 4-7  (Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45) 11/12, 11/19, 12/10, 12/17 4-Sessions.  Cost: $180.00


Summer Intensive Interactive Metronome (IM) Sessions:

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Do you want to get a Jump Start on your Child’s Coordination and Organization Skills: Check out the TCTCI’s  Interactive Metronome Intensive. Boost your child’s potential for success for the new school year. IM is a research based effective program that can improve your child’s skills in many areas including: organization, sequence skills, attention and focus, bilateral motor skills, social, and academics!                                                                                                                                                                                                Total: 15 Sessions ( 3 Sessions a week for 5 Weeks).

Who can benefit from the Interactive Metronome: Individuals with motor planning and sequencing problems, speech and language delays, motor and sensory disorders, learning deficits, and various cognitive and physical difficulties may benefit from the IM program.


Intensive Occupational Therapy Sessions:

Taking Applications for Winter Sessions Starting January 2020


The Children’s Therapy Center, Inc. offers Occupational Therapy Intensives under the direction of Dr. Zapf. The OT intensives are designed to maximize the treatment effects for your child in a shorter period of time than the traditional model.  Dr. Zapf has completed the Level I Mentorship at the STAR Center and uses the model developed by Dr. Lucy Miller. Typically a child is seen for three sessions a week over a period of seven to ten weeks with a short break between the fifth and sixth week of the intensive. Research supports the intensive model as an effective intervention strategy with positive outcomes in goal attainment for clients.  For more information, please contact Dr. Zapf at The Children’s Therapy Center, Inc.


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