Kimberly Bradley, MS, LOTR at Kim4Kids, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, is pleased to offer a summer academic and enrichment program for handwriting. Handwriting Helpers is a program designed specifically for students who would benefit from academic preparation of written work for the upcoming school year. Handwriting Helpers has been developed to fit the writing needs and demands your child will experience in his or her upcoming grade level. In addition to the multi sensory handwriting enrichment program, a keyboarding program is also being offered.
Pre-K Primer: : Students entering PK4 will focus on fine motor control and development, pencil grasp strengthening, drawing a picture of a person, writing first name in capital letters, & capital letter instruction.
Kindergarten Kickstart: Students entering Kindergarten will focus on lower case letter instruction, mastery of first and last name using lower case letters.
Writer's Workshop: Students entering 1st or 2nd grade will focus on composing and writing sentences, strategies to decrease reversals, and improving organization of written work on paper.
Cursive Connections: Students entering 3rd grade and up will focus on instruction and review of cursive letter formation and improving cursive speed, fluidity, and legibility.
Keyboarding Krewe: : Students entering 3rd grade and up will focus on keyboard instruction, correct hand placement when typing, and proper biomechanics (must have their own laptop).
The purpose of this group is to help kids learn the technique of mindfulness through various sensorimotor experiences, such as breath, senses, movement, meditation, and gratitude. The ultimate goal of this group is to provide kids with the tools to help build self-esteem and manage emotions. For children ages 6-11.
The purpose of this group is to provide an opportunity and safe space for pre-teens to practice their daily life skills. The group will focus on practical skills that promote independence, inspire confidence, and enhance executive functioning skills. Pre-teens will learn simple meal preparation, kitchen safety, money management, laundry, and household chore skills. For children entering 5th - 7th grades.
This group is for children entering 3rd grade and up who struggle with organizational skills related to the classroom environment and managing their belongings in their personal spaces when in school. The group will provide the student and family with strategies to assist with getting off on the right foot for the school year and implement these strategies to have a more successful and organized year.
Rockin’ Readers is a reading program led by Sarah Post Borengasser, an experienced language and reading specialist. It is open to students who struggle with the foundational skills of reading who are entering kindergarten through the 3rd grade. Rockin’ Readers uses an Orton-Gillingham based approach that is sequential and multi-sensory with many game-based activities.