These intensive summer groups will provide age-appropriate opportunities for children and adolescents to learn and practice strategies for strengthening their social and executive functioning skills. Giving children the opportunity to strengthen their executive function skills from a young age can lead to improvement in social communication, problem solving, as well as behavior and emotional regulation. Social competence and building social relationships with others requires strong foundational skills in areas such as memory, self-control, organization, planning, and more. Rooted in a combination of evidence-based practices, your child will explore the fundamentals to building these executive function skills while working on cultivating interpersonal connections with peers through play, project-based learning, and problem solving.
Elementary group (9-12 y/o): July 11-15 ALL SESSIONS
10am- 2pm, (pack a snack and a lunch)
Group focuses: social planning, organization, flexibility, self-awareness, problem solving, teamwork/working with a group, time management, “social faking”, communication skills, relationship building
Groups will be run by Maggie Strippy, a Master’s level intern from John Carroll University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Currently a full-time Kindergarten Intervention Specialist, she has experience working with elementary-aged students with learning, social, and behavioral needs. Students are encouraged to attend all sessions in the week, as each day will build on skills previously introduced as well as introduce new skills, however families have the option to register for selected days only. For preschool and early elementary groups, the cost is $75 per day (includes 2-hour session and take-home information for parents). The cost for the elementary and adolescent groups are $150 per day (includes 4-hour session and take-home information for parents). Families who register their child for the week receive a discounted rate. Please contact Maggie Strippy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (440) 409-0307 with questions.