What are the benefits of group sessions?
Group therapy sessions for children are a great way to reinforce skills through playful interactions with peers during unstructured, sensory activities in order to gain practice in realistic play scenarios.
Groups are scheduled on an as needed basis when there is an interest or need to progress clients. Clients are grouped based on similar age range, skill-set, and goals.
The focus of groups include:
Maintaining appropriate arousal levels and regulation when playing with peers
Increase ability to modulate and respond appropriately to sensory input when playing
Increase ability to initiate social interactions with peer
Improve age-appropriate social problem solving
Developing a positive relationship with food
Decrease resistance to touching, tasting, and swallowing foods
Increase range of foods children will try
Develop a mealtime routine
Increase the volume of food children ingest