Summer Sensations 2019
The 2019 Summer Sensations Brochure is now available and registration is open!!!
COTI offers small focused therapy based groups during the summer with emphasis on peer interaction and social skills while incorporating sensory strategies. Skills based groups such as pre-writing and handwriting groups are also available. Groups may be based on a theme such as pirates, outer space or a leisure activity such as dance, yoga, art or group games. Specific group offerings vary from year to year. Groups are led by licensed therapists with the support of therapy student volunteers keeping the child to adult ratio small.
Groups being offered this summer include:
- Squiggles and Giggles, (ages 4 – entering Kindergarten)
Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30am, June 19th– July 24th
Utilizing a multisensory approach, this group will address the foundational skills needed in prewriting. The focus will be on developing skills such as prewriting strokes and shapes with an introduction to capital letters and numbers in order to prepare children for Kindergarten handwriting. Through the use of both fine motor and gross motor activities, the group will also address grasp development, eye hand coordination, left/right discrimination, hand dominance, and posture that are the building blocks for writing. Follow up home activities will be given weekly. Child: Adult ratio of 3:1. Cost: $385
- Scribble to Script (entering 1st-5th grades)
Wednesdays, 12:00-1:30pm, June 19th– July 24th
This group is designed to provide handwriting enrichment and support for children struggling with the mechanics of writing such as correct letter formation, reversals, sizing, and placement on a writing line. Stations will include sensory motor and writing activities that will emphasize a whole body approach to learning. Children will experiment with a variety of strategies to assist with handwriting including pencil grips, slant boards, and handwriting paper. Ideas for home activities will be provided at each session. Child: Adult ratio of 3:1. Cost: $385
- Get in the Game (ages 7 – 10)
Mondays, 10:30-12:00pm, June 17th– July 22nd
This group is intended for children who may benefit from support in developing play skills with each other. Asking a friend to play, responding when a friend says ‘no’, taking turns, learning to use appropriate strategies when winning (and losing) games, responding to others’ behaviors, and recognizing the non-verbal cues are just some of the skills which will be addressed in this group. A variety of activities will be presented to work on these skills including structured games and guided free play activities. Child: Adult ratio of 4:1. Cost: $385.
- Pirates Ahoy! (ages 5-6)
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm, June 18th– July 23rd
A fun filled adventure on a pirate voyage designed to address social understanding, friendships, emotional expression, relaxation, social problem solving and responding to bullying. Activities include music, games, drama and movement. Child: Adult ratio of 3:1. Cost: $385.
- Cooking Club (ages 7 -14)
Ages 7-10 Fridays, 9:30-11:00am, Ages 11-14 Fridays, 11:30-1:00pm June 21st-August 2nd (no class on July 5th)
Is your child struggling to make friends or maintain friendships? This group is designed to give your child the opportunity to build confidence, develop age-appropriate social skills, and establish positive friendships. Your child will engage in activities that promote communication, collaboration, and provide effective ways to deal with frustration in order to develop the skills necessary to foster and maintain new friendships. All while learning new recipes and creating tasty treats. Child: Adult ratio 3:1. Cost: $405.
To register your child for any of the groups, please call our office at 513-791-5688. A $100 deposit is required by May 3rd, 2019. Medical insurance typically does not pay for groups. Payment in full is expected by the first group session. If necessary, you will be contacted about attending a free 15 minute screening to ensure that the group is well suited to your child. If the group is not appropriate, space is not available, or the group is cancelled, your deposit will be refunded. We accespt Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Registration received after May 4th will be charged a 10% late fee.
*Some of our families have found success using external resources for funding of summer programs, check out some resources here.