Good Morning! Our middle schoolers will be meeting twice in the month of December.
December 8th 6:30-8:00
Our amazing Drama Therapist will be coming back to join our teens the night of December 8th. You seriously won’t want to miss this! So what is Drama Therapy? North American Drama Therapy Association describes it as the intentional use of drama and/or theatre processes to achieve therapeutic goals. Our goals for our middle schoolers are to strengthen their social learning skills. The focus of this interactive session will be on conversations with peers and how to integrate that into their natural environments. This technique includes improvisation, theater games, storytelling, and enactment. This organic and fluid experience will be a ton of fun for us all!
December 15th 6:30-8:00
We will be having a chef join our teens the night of December 15th for some holiday baking and an end of semester party. Please let us know ahead of time of any food allergies your child has.
If you’re interested in reading a past post about our group, please click here Middle School OTB Group-Fall Semester
All you need to do is e-mail us and let us know you’re coming!
Christina and Wendy
Good morning! We wanted to give you the upcoming news for the rest of this semester.
Registration for our next six week social skills classes will open up after Thanksgiving. The session dates are January 28th-March 4th. The sessions will be: Social Communication, Mindfulness with the Zones of Regulation, and foundations of Social Awareness.
We will be at Open Door preschool on Thursday, December 7th from 6:00-8:00 participating in a talk about the importance of early interventions.
We have two more dates for our middle school group before the close of this semester. December 8th we will be having the Drama therapist return for fun and interactive ways to communicate socially. Then on December 15th we will be having a chef come for holiday baking and a party. Middle school meets from 6:30-8:00.
We will be at the Statesville Civic Center on Saturday, December 23rd from 9:00-4:00. If you are going to be shopping the festival for last minute gifts, stop by and say hello!
We still have a few available slots for scheduling individual social skills lessons, speech language therapy sessions, and Orton-Gillingham tutoring sessions. If you’re interested, please send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
We wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!!
Christina and Wendy
Next Friday, October 27th, our middle schoolers meet again from 6:30-8:00. We will be focusing on teaching the difference between your Inner Critic vs. your Inner Coach. Building and recognizing our own self-talk is important in building self-esteem and in being able to engage socially with peers. We will also be teaching the variances of “teasing” whether it is done in jest with a friend, done playfully during a game, or whether it has a mean undertone. We’ll be focusing on specific examples of how you can “read” the cues in a social situation to know which category the teasing falls under.
Our middle schoolers will come together one time in November on the 17th from 6:30-8:00. Our children have access to so much of the world with social media and the web. It’s challenging to teach them healthy boundaries with social media until they have some self-awareness of who they are. We will be talking about Who Am I? and creating collages. It is our goal that as they continue to grow in self-awareness, they will be empowered with confidence when accessing social media and the web.
We can comfortably house 10 middle schoolers in each group. If you are interested in attending the next two sessions, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Please also feel free to e-mail us with any questions! Middle School OTB Group-Fall Semester
We will post details about December soon! However, we will be bringing our drama therapist back on December 8th and having an end of the semester party on December 15th! We have a chef coming in to bake something delicious with our middle schoolers.
Christina and Wendy