The Speed of Light, Activities with Dad, Kindergarten prep and more! 
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Before we say goodbye to June and warmly welcome summer, we want to recognize and celebrate the many contributions made by all the Dads and Grandfathers who spend time with us.  We appreciate you and know your children love it when you accompany them to their sessions.  This month we highlight fun activities for dads and their children along with a glimpse into the challenge completed by our Speed of Light running group participants and our upcoming Get Set For Kindergarten group.

HAPPY Summer,
Anne and Sheila

Each month, the staff of Pediatric Therapeutics will answer a
question asked by parents, professionals or patients.

This month’s query is: Why are vacations so challenging for my son who has dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia makes planning, organizing and/or executing skilled nonhabitual tasks difficult. And dyspraxia doesn’t take a vacation! Add up being out of a routine, in a place(s) other than home that has all sorts of different things in it, maybe even with a different car, and doing new activities with other people (many of whom may not be familiar). All on top of what it took to get to your vacation destination in the first place! The abundance of novelty can be especially demanding for a child with dyspraxia, even when there’s family fun involved. On the other hand, vacation novelty presents a natural opportunity to work on praxis and to practice strategies. For some helpful vacation tips, READ MORE here…

The Speed of Light did it! Pediatric Therapeutics running group, coached by therapists Miriam Cohen and Carrie Beiter, completed the Cure for IBD 5K at Mountain Park, Basking Ridge on Saturday. Congratulations team, for your training, determination and success! We could not be more proud!

Summer activities are especially therapeutic and perfectly suited for dads and children to share.  No matter the age or interest level, or whether it involves inside or outside play, the benefits to one's sensory-motor and language systems cannot be underestimated.  Let’s think about three distinctly different but enjoyable summer outings and ways to highlight and maximize their beneficial input. CLICK HERE to read about ways to enhance a fishing excursion, barbecuing and a trip to the bowling alley!

Beginning June 29 and finishing up on August 10, each Wednesday from 2:30-4:00pm, a group of four children and two therapists will participate in the Get Set for Kindergarten group.  Offered to give children who are rising kindergarten students the opportunity to work on a variety of skills typically necessary for the kindergarten classroom, Occupational Therapists Liz Duffy and Missy Briody will lead theme-based therapeutic and educational activities to practice a variety of self help, social pragmatic, and gross and fine motor skills as well as drawing, writing and constructional play.

Handwriting instruction, snack, circle time and a story or book combined with an art or writing activity will all be explored in addition to outdoor movement or indoor gym experiences.

For more information or to make an inquiry, please call our office at 973-635-0202. Limited openings remain available.

Pediatric Therapeutics
330 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928
T: 973.635.0202  F: 973.635.9609
Hours of Operation:
7:00 AM -7:30 PM Weekdays
7:30 AM -1:00 PM Saturdays
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