Sunday, January 22, 2017
Children's Special Services, LLC NEW Summer 2017 Camps
Summer 2017 camps
WEEKEND CAMP NEW!!
SHINE™ SENSORY HIKING INTEGRATIVE NOVEL EXPERIENCES™
A Counseling and Occupational Therapy sensory group camp
June 9, 2017 – June 11, 2017
3 Days Friday Saturday and Sunday
The program involves 10 (3+ daily) fun filled hours of outdoor sensory learning with the dual supervision of a registered and licensed occupational therapist and Armann Fenger, LAPC, NCC Director of Learning on the Log. He is a licensed professional counselor and an expert in the fields of counseling, physical education, etc. with the learning challenged child.
Your child will be exposed to techniques for learning how to:
• Transition from one task to another
• Tolerate more than one sensory stimuli
• Motor plan
• Organize self
• Divide tasks into “doable” parts
• Decrease frustration in challenging situations
• Tolerate unfamiliar situations
• Co-operate with peers in task demand situations
• Increase endurance
• Increase problem solving abilities
The program will be offered for children entering Kg through 6th. Program will have a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 15.
Costs include all park, recreation, materials fees, summary report, etc.
10 Hour Program (inclusive of end of session report) offered at $37.50/hour 9AM-12PM
Non refundable 30% deposit required
Contact Children's Special Services, LLC for registration forms and more information
View Map on website www.childrens-services.com
Children's Special Services, LLC in conjunction with Learning on the Log
7501 Auden Trail
ATLANTA, GA 30350 USA
Susan Orloff, OTR/L FAOTA 770-394-9791
Pick up and drop off location to be announced
New to Pace Academy!!!
Sensory Social Skills/POP™ Personal Options and Preferences ™
Learning exploration, curiosity, creativity, sharing, organization, sharing space and materials.
Registered Music Therapist , Occupational Therapy and Pediatric Yoga integrated into the programs.
Children ages 2-8
Sensory regulation techniques, sharing, delayed gratification/, motor skills both through crafts, music therapy and pediatric yoga, listening skills, social responses, and MORE!!
Sensory Social Circles/POP™ $37/hour
CALL BETH SINGLETON AT PACE ACADEMY TO REGISTER OR GO TO THEIR WEBSITE www.paceacademy.org 404-240-7412
Susan Orloff, OTR/L, FAOTA
Children's Special Services, LLC
Clinical Assoc. Professor
GA Sate University OT Dept.
Tic disorders can be simple or complex. Simple tic disorders can be eye blinking or facial grimaces. Complex ones are usually involving motor groups and produce tapping, echolalic speech, multiple motor habituated movements, etc.
Statistically tics are more frequent in boys than girls. The common age for onset is about 5-6 years of age. Tics are known to “peak” between ages 8-12 and then decrease during adolescence. Very few (although some) tic disorders persist into adulthood.
50% of the children have a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD, the remaining group may have an Oppositional Defiant Disorders, OCD, etc., and others have a mixed bag of some or no pre-existing conditions.
Often tics are a result of an (early) hyper-sensitivity to touch and/or vestibular stimuli. Sensory integrative therapy can help the child cope with sensory discomforts.
Tics are considered a release from an “urge” and can be brought on by anxiety, either social or academic or both. Tics can resolve independently but that is usually a waxing and waning process that is consistent and not a “sure thing”.
Occupational Therapy may initially increase tic responses because the therapy focuses on the tics and the child becomes even more aware of the actions relating to the tic. However as coping skills are increased this diminishes over time and assists with tic resolution.
Additionally Cognitive Behavior Intellectual Therapy (CBIT) can help by helping the child recognize the triggers for the tic episodes and then use relaxation to reduce their onset and/or duration.
Relaxation exercises are useful and this can include deep breathing exercises, at home yoga techniques, music etc.
Social anxiety may trigger tics as the child is feeling the urge to do a specific motor action but is afraid of demonstrating this in the presence of peers for fear of their reactions.
Occupational Therapy is most helpful in teaching the child a new behavior to replace the tic with one that is both relaxing and socially acceptable. OT can help the child replace the tic , not control them since trying to control them may increase their frequency. In OT the child is taught techniques that will help habituate positive sensory accommodations and reactions that decrease stress reactions and the need to utilize “tic actions”.
The OT can help the child learn relaxation and decrease stress with motor activities and actions as well as teaching some techniques that are “below the radar” such as the use of fidgets, muscles tightening and relaxing, etc.
It is also important to consider other resources and a full psychosocial assessment may provide additional valuable information.
Susan N. Schriber Orloff, OTR/L FAOTA