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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.

Fall 2021 Group Programs

This fall 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 and some at our Cary location.  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).

Social Sleuths (Sr.)

Mondays,  5:00-6:00pm
  • Location: Durham
  • In-Person, limited to 6
  • Ages 10-12 years old
  • Led by an OT and a SLP
  • 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 (Jr.)

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Location: Durham
  • In-Person, limited to 6 children
  • Ages 7-9 years old
  • Led by an OT and a SLP
  • 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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Terrific Twos

Tuesdays,  9:00-10:00am
  • Location: Cary 
  • In-Person
  • Ages 1.5-2.11 years old
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • 4 week session
  • 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

Wednesdays,  9:00-10:00am
  • Location: Durham
  • In-Person
  • Ages 1.5-2.11 years old
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • 4 week session
  • 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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Food Scientists (Junior)

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30
  • Location: Cary
  • This group will be limited to 6 children
  • Ages 5-8 years old
  • Led by an SLP
  • 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 Scouts

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm 
  • Location: Cary
  • In-person, limited to 6 children
  • Ages 9-12 years old
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • This 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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Preschool Power

Wednesdays 2:00-3:00pm
  • Location: Cary
  • In-person, limited to 6 children
  • Ages 3-5 years old
  • Co-ed by an OT and SLP
  • 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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Let’s Move 

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm 
  • Location: Cary
  • In-person, limited to 6 children 
  • Ages 5-8 years old
  • Co-led by an OT and PT
  • 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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Adventure Squad  

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm 
  • Location: Durham
  • In-person, limited to 6 children 
  • Ages 6-8 years old
  • Co-led by 2 OTs
  • 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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Junior Explorers

Thursdays, 4:00 -5:00pm 
  • Location: Durham
  • In-person, limited to 4 children
  • Ages 5-7 years old
  • Co-led by 2 OTs
  • This therapeutic small-group addressed self-regulation using established curricula, including the “How Does Your Engine Run” program, Zones of Regulation, and Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® curricula. Children explore sensory-based strategies and practice applying them to maintain regulation.
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Social Butterflies 

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm 
  • Location: Durham
  • In-person, limited to 6 children
  • Ages 4-6 years old
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • This small group addresses social communication, perspective taking, turn-taking, and imaginative play skills.
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