Occupational therapists work closely with children and families incorporating a multi-developmental perspective which includes social-emotional, cognitive, and motor skills, as well as sensory processing. Home Therapy Solutions offers three adult-based support classes in order to help parents establish and maintain healthy connections with their children which will lead to healthy social-emotional development, better management of child behaviors, and thriving family environments. The program consists of classes that are offered in a small group format of two to seven participants. The parenting classes are relaxed and educational, however are not intended to take the place of therapy if indicated.
Studies indicate that positive parenting with regulated emotional skills
not only correlate to a child's healthy social-emotional development, but
significantly correlates to a child’s cognitive and executive skill development.
ToL (Shallice, 1982), Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST; Nyhus & Barcelo, 2009),
and the Stroop Color-Word Test (Golden, 1978).
Building Blocks for Positive Parenting
Intended for the parents/caregivers of children newborn to about age 6.
A presentation driven small group course
(2 - 7 participants) that will help parents build the foundation for respectful, loving and enriching relationships. Includes social and emotional development of children, the qualities that contribute to healthy relationships between parent and child, a critical rethinking of the sources of children’s behaviors, along with management strategies used by occupational therapists to support healthy child development. Taking the 'Building Blocks for Positive Parenting' course is recommended as a foundation from which to introduce new management strategies .
This adult 75 minute course runs on the same night/day for 3 onsecutive weeks.
Includes printed materials.
Cost per participant: $20/wk
Putting the Sensation into Regulation
For parents/caregivers of children who are always on the move, have poor attention, challenging behaviors, or frequent meltdowns with inability to 'calm down'. Join other parents/caregivers and participate in a small group presentation-driven-class (2 - 7 participants) introducing key concepts and terminology for parents to help understand sensory processing, levels of sensory regulation, and sensory dysregulated behaviors. By understanding the sensory factor in emotional regulation from an occupational therapist, parents will begin to view their children from a new and informed perspective while learning sensory strategies that can be used right away.
This is an adult 90 minute 1 session course.
Includes printed materials.
Cost per participant is: $25
Parenting Support Group
A three-session small group class (2 - 7 participants) for parents/caregivers. The format will be an open forum with peers and facilitator to share concerns and build on previously learned concepts and strategies from the prerequisite 'Building Blocks for Positive Parenting' and/or 'Putting the Sensation into Regulation' courses. We will analyze the source of difficult behaviors and provide additional recommendations for home in order to facilitate healthy development and family harmony. Weekly meetings will allow for follow-up, peer support, and refinement of a parenting plan using strategies unique to occupational therapists. Bring a note pad!
This adult 75 minute group meets on the same night/day for 3 consecutive weeks.
Cost per participant: $15/wk