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Therapeutic Group Programs are an opportunity for children to receive an intensive therapy experience in a small group setting. These programs are designed to help children become more successful in meeting the demands and expectations of everyday life. This is done through playful engagement in success oriented activities in a setting that offers natural opportunities for engagement.

Our Group Programs are open to both children who are current Emerge clients as well as those who are not. Early registration is recommended as our programs tend to fill quickly.

Summer 2022 Group Programs

This summer we are offering a variety of in-person groups, ranging in size from 2 to 6 children.  We are offering some groups at our Durham location, some at our Cary location, and some at our new Carrboro location!  We are also offering three-day intensive formats, in additional to our traditional weekly groups. Please be sure to read the group descriptions carefully as you decide what to sign up for. The format of each group has been determined based on a variety of factors, with keeping our families and staff safe at the forefront of that process.

Group formats are subject to change based on COVID-19 and possible changes in government and clinic polices.  If you have specific questions regarding this, please contact your child’s therapist or our director Brittni Winslow (brittni@emergepeds.com).

Handwriting – Intensive 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  11:00am -12:00pm
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 9-10, Starting 6/14 or 8/2
  • Ages 7-8, Starting 6/21 or 8/9
  • Ages 5-6, Starting 6/28 or 8/16
  • Led by an Occupational Therapist
  • Limited to 3-4 children
  • This group focuses on building fine and visual-motor skills, and accurate letter formation needed for legible handwriting.
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Let’s Move – Intensive 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  11:00am -12:00pm
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 6-9
  • Led by an Occupational Therapist
  • Week of 7/4/2022
  • Limited to 3-4 children
  • This small group provides opportunities for children to build strength, motor planning, and coordination while engaging in cooperative movement games and activities.
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Dare to be Aware – Intensive

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  11:00am -12:00pm
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 6-9
  • Led by an Occupational Therapist
  • Week of 7/11/2022
  • Limited to 3-4 children
  • Children in “Dare to be Aware” will work on techniques to increase registration regarding where their body is in space by participating in group movement activities. These activities will hone in on tactile, visual, and auditory feedback techniques to build confidence and skills in their positioning in space.
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Reading and Succeeding

Mondays
  • Location: Durham
  • Kindergarten reading level 8:00am – 9:00am
  • 1st Grade reading level 9:30am – 10:30am
  • Co-led by two SLPs, one formally trained in Orton-Gillingham
  • June 13th – August 5th (off July 4th)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This small group uses the Orton-Gillingham method to help teach literacy to build confidence in reading, support academic success, and create a lifelong love of books.
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Write from the Start 

Wednesdays, 9:30am – 11:00am
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 5-7 years old
  • Led by an Occupational Therapist
  • June 15th – August 17th
  • Limited to 4 children
  • This group focuses on building fine and visual-motor skills and accurate letter formation needed for legible handwriting.
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Setting the Stage for Success

Mondays, 5:00pm-6:00pm 
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 10-14 years old
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • June 13th – August 15th
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This group focuses on the development of social-cognitive skills through the use of drama and theater arts, games, and activities.
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Preschool Power – Durham

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 3-5
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • Two 4-week sessions: Session 1) Weeks of June 13, 21, 28, July 4; Session 2) Weeks of July 18, 25, August 1, 8
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This small group provides opportunities to build skills for preschool classroom readiness. Social communication and fine motor skills are addressed during mock classroom activities and routines.
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Preschool Power – Cary

Wednesdays, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Location: Cary
  • Ages 3-5
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • June 15th – August 17th
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This small group provides opportunities to build skills for preschool classroom readiness. Social communication and fine motor skills are addressed during mock classroom activities and routines.
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Social Butterflies – Durham

Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00pm 
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 4-6
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • June 16th – August 18th
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This small group addresses social communication, perspective taking, turn-taking, and imaginative play skills.
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Social Butterflies – Cary

Tuesdays, 5:00pm – 6:00pm 
  • Location: Cary
  • Ages 4-6
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • June 14th – August 16th
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This small group addresses social communication, perspective taking, turn-taking, and imaginative play skills.
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Social Scouts – Durham

Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm 
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 5-7
  • Co-led by 2 OTs
  • June 16th – August 18th
  • Limited to 6 children
  • Group focuses on the development of social-cognitive skills (such as conversation, perspective taking, and peer negotiation) through the use of the Social Thinking® curricula, and engaging cooperative activities
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Terrific Twos – Durham

Wednesdays,  9:00-10:00am
  • Location: Durham
  • Toddlers ages 1.5-2.5 years old
  • Co-led by OT and SLP
  • Three 4-week sessions: Session 1) June (8, 15, 22, 30); Session 2) July (6, 13, 20, 27); Session 3) August (3, 10, 17, 24)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This small group provides opportunities to build language and motor skills to assist with achievement of age appropriate milestones. Social skills and gross motor skills will be addressed in play based activities including an obstacle course, movement songs, and imaginative play experiences.
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Terrific Twos – Carrboro

Tuesdays,  9:00-10:00am
  • Location: Carrboro
  • Toddlers ages 1.5-2.5 years old
  • Co-led by OT and SLP
  • Three 4-week sessions: Session 1) June (7, 14, 21, 29); Session 2) July (5, 12, 19, 26); Session 3) August (2, 9, 16, 23)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This small group provides opportunities to build language and motor skills to assist with achievement of age appropriate milestones. Social skills and gross motor skills will be addressed in play based activities including an obstacle course, movement songs, and imaginative play experiences.
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Girl Talk – Durham

Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm 
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 7-9 years old
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • June 14th – August 16th
  • Limited to 6 children
  • Girl Talk encourages young girls to establish a positive self-concept and build skills required for successful friendships.
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Girl Talk Sr.- Carrboro

Mondays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm 
  • Location: Carrboro
  • Ages 10-13 years old
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • June 13th – August 15th (OFF July 4th)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • Girl Talk encourages young girls to establish a positive self-concept and build skills required for successful friendships.
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Adventure Squad – Durham

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm 
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 7-9 years old
  • Co-led by 2 OTs
  • June 15th – August 17th
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This project-based group follows the interests of group members to complete motivating projects and build executive function, social problem solving and cooperative skills.
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Adventure Squad – Carrboro

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm 
  • Location: Carrboro
  • Ages 6-8 years old
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • June 14th – August 16th
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This project-based group follows the interests of group members to complete motivating projects and build executive function, social problem solving and cooperative skills.
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Let’s Move

Wednesdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm 
  • Location: Cary
  • Ages 5-8
  • Co-led by an OT and PT
  • June 15th – August 17th
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This small group provides opportunities for children to build strength, motor planning, and coordination while engaging in cooperative movement games and activities.
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Junior Food Scientists

Mondays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Location: Cary
  • Ages 4-6
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • June 13th – August 15th (off July 4th)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • Junior Food Scientists learn to explore a variety of foods using the Sequential Oral Sequencing (SOS) approach, and develop healthy feeding skills.
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Social Sleuths 

Wednesdays,  4:00-5:00pm
  • Location: Carrboro
  • Ages 8-11
  • Co-led by 2 OTs
  • June 15th – August 17th
  • Limited to 6 children
  • Group focuses on the development of social-cognitive skills (such as conversation, perspective taking, and peer negotiation) through the use of Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation concepts.
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Social Sleuths – Cary

Wednesdays, 3:30pm – 4:30pm 
  • Location: Cary
  • Ages 8-11
  • Co-led by 2 OTs
  • June 15th – August 17th
  • Limited to 6 children
  • Group focuses on the development of social-cognitive skills (such as conversation, perspective taking, and peer negotiation) through the use of Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation concepts.
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