Therapeutic groups at Emerge are getting a re-fresh. Introducing: Emerge Clubs!

At Emerge Pediatric Therapy, we are committed to creating a space that is inclusive of all neurotypes. We follow the latest research and plan each club session based on the individual needs of each child within the group dynamic.

Our Club 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.

Important Updates:

  • Emerge Clubs will now be an out of pocket expense regardless of insurance type. We have three different payment options that are detailed in the FAQ section below in order to accommodate different financial situations.

  • If your child has Medicaid or Tricare insurance, we will have the limited ability to assign your child a therapist who can coordinate activities with the Emerge Club as the child’s treatment plan allows.

  • The initial payment for ALL plans is due 48 hours after being contacted by the clinic’s Client Relations Coordinator 
Emerge Clubs FAQ

1. Are Emerge Clubs reimbursable by insurance?

Due to the changing nature of complexity and inconsistency around insurance reimbursement for group sessions, the Emerge Clubs are not reimbursable by insurance. HSA cards are not accepted as a form of payment for Emerge Clubs.

2. Do you have payment options?

Each group has 3 options for payment for our 14-week groups:

Pay in full for the group and receive a 10% discount $1134 paid in full
Pay 50% at time of enrollment and 50% by Oct 17th for 5% off  Two payments of $598.50  (Total: $1197)
Break up into 4 payments (time of enrollment, Sep 30, Oct 28, Nov 25) Four payments of $315 (Total: $1260)

3. When are initial payments due?

The initial payment for ALL plans is due within 3 business days after being contacted by the clinic’s Client Relations Coordinator.

4. Do you offer financial assistance?

If you are an existing client with Emerge who uses Medicaid or Tricare and are interested in Emerge Clubs, please check the box indicating this on the Club Registration Form and our club coordinator will reach out to you.

Fall 2022 Club Programs

This fall we are offering a variety of in-person clubs, ranging in size from 2 to 6 children. Some clubs are limited to 4 children to allow for Medicaid reimbursement. We are offering some clubs at our Durham location, some at our Cary location, and some at our new Carrboro location! Please be sure to read the club descriptions carefully as you decide what to sign up for. The format of each club has been determined based on a variety of factors, with keeping our families and staff safe at the forefront of that process.

Club 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).

Terrific Twos – Durham

Wednesdays,  9:00-10:00am
  • Location: Durham
  • Toddlers ages 1.5-2.5 years old
  • Co-led by OT and SLP
  • Session 1: August 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
  • Session 2: August 31st, September 7th, 14th, and 21st
  • Session 3: September 28th, October 5th, 12th, and 19th
  • Session 4: October 26th, November 2nd, 9th, and 16th
  • Limited to 4 children
  • This club provides opportunities to build language and motor skills to assist with achievement of age appropriate milestones through play-based activities including an obstacle course, movement songs, and imaginative play experiences.
More Information

Jr. Food Scientists – Cary

Thursdays,  4:00-5:00pm
  • Location: Cary
  • Ages 3-5
  • Co-led by two OTs
  • September 8th – December 15th (OFF November 24th)
  • 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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Preschool Power – Cary

Wednesdays,  2:00-3:00pm
  • Location: Cary
  • Ages 3 – 5
  • Co-led by OT and SLP
  • September 7th – December 14th (OFF November 23rd)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This club provides opportunities to build skills for preschool classroom readiness. Social communication and fine motor skills are addressed during mock classroom activities and routines.
More Information

Preschool Power – Carrboro

Wednesdays,  11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Location: Carrboro
  • Ages 3 – 5
  • Co-led by OT and SLP
  • September 7th – December 14th (OFF November 23rd)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This club provides opportunities to build skills for preschool classroom readiness. Social communication and fine motor skills are addressed during mock classroom activities and routines.
More Information

Social Butterflies – Durham

Thursdays,  4:00-5:00pm
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 4 – 5
  • Co-led by OT and SLP
  • September 8th – December 15th (OFF November 24th)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This club program addresses social communication, perspective taking, turn-taking, and imaginative play skills.
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Social Butterflies – Cary

Tuesdays,  5:00-6:00pm
  • Location: Cary
  • Ages 4 – 6
  • Co-led by OT and SLP
  • September 6th – December 13th (OFF November 22nd)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This club program addresses social communication, perspective taking, turn-taking, and imaginative play skills.
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Social Scouts – Durham

Tuesdays,  4:00-5:00pm
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 5 – 7
  • Co-led by OT and SLP
  • September 6th – December 13th (OFF November 22nd)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This club focuses on the development of social-cognitive skills (such as conversation, perspective taking, and peer negotiation) using concepts from curriculums such as Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation through a neurodiversity-affirming lens.
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Social Scouts – Carrboro

Tuesdays,  4:00-5:00pm
  • Location: Carrboro
  • Ages 5 – 7
  • Co-led by OT and SLP
  • September 6th – December 13th (OFF November 22nd)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This club focuses on the development of social-cognitive skills (such as conversation, perspective taking, and peer negotiation) using concepts from curriculums such as Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation through a neurodiversity-affirming lens.
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Adventure Squad – Durham

Wednesdays,  4:00-5:00pm
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 6 – 8
  • Co-led by two OTs
  • September 7th – December 14th (OFF November 23rd)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This project-based club follows the interests of members to complete motivating projects and build executive function, social problem solving and cooperative skills.
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Setting the Stage – Durham

Mondays,  5:00-6:00pm
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 11-14
  • Co-led by OT and SLP
  • September 12th – December 12th (OFF Labor Day)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This club focuses on the development of social-cognitive skills through the use of drama and theater arts games and activities.
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Social Sleuths – Durham

Thursdays,  5:00-6:00pm
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 8 – 10
  • Co-led by two OTs
  • September 8th – December 15th (OFF November 24th)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This club focuses on the development of social-cognitive skills (such as conversation, perspective taking, and peer negotiation) using concepts from curriculums such as Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation through a neurodiversity-affirming lens.
More Information

Social Sleuths – Carrboro

Wednesdays,  4:00-5:00pm
  • Location: Carrboro
  • Ages 8 – 11
  • Co-led by an OT and SLP
  • September 7th – December 14th (OFF November 23rd)
  • Limited to 6 children
  • This club focuses on the development of social-cognitive skills (such as conversation, perspective taking, and peer negotiation) using concepts from curriculums such as Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation through a neurodiversity-affirming lens.
More Information

Ongoing Club Programs

Baby & Me 

Fridays,  9:00-10:00am
  • Location: Carrboro
  • Led by an SLP
  • September 23rd – December 2nd (OFF November 11th)
    • Register for the entire 10-week group or drop in for individual sessions
  • Limited to 8 children
  • The goal for our this club is to create a nurturing space to enrich your child with natural play and exploration, while also giving parents the support to learn and explore alongside their little one. All activities are modified for each family depending on the child’s age and interests.
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Summer 2022 Group Programs

We have updated our registration form for Fall 2022. If you would like to register for the August session of the Handwriting Intensive, please reach out to laura@emergepeds.com.

Handwriting – Intensive 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  11:00am -12:00pm
  • Location: Durham
  • Ages 7-8, Starting 8/9
  • Ages 5-6, Starting 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.
More Information

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