Sensational Development strives to offer groups to meet the unique needs of our clients and the community. We currently offer sensory motor groups, handwriting groups and mommy and me groups.
Important notes and policies on Groups at Sensational Development:
- Full payment is due upon registration.
- No refunds
- Groups are subject to cancellation based on enrollment
- Make-ups are not available for missed group sessions
A variety of group options are scheduled to help accommodate our families' schedules. Please keep in mind that group sessions will be held based on enrollment. We will be happy to add groups to our schedule if four or more children are interested.
*We understand that all children develop at their own pace, therefore class ages may overlap. We will work with you to find the best fit developmentally for your child.
Summer 2018 registration now open
*All groups will run for 8 weeks 7/9/2018-8/31/18
We like to move it, move it!
Our Sensory Motor Group is a whole body experience that works on social skills, visual-motor skills, strengthening, balance, motor planning, coordination, as well as fine and gross motor skills. Our goal during groups is to facilitate participation in movement activities using obstacle courses, suspended equipment and climbing apparatus. We continuously receive and process sensory information from the environment. The sensory information needs to be organized and processed to be able to produce an adaptive motor or movement response to be successful in daily tasks at home and at school. Each session will stimulate a child’s proprioceptive system (body awareness), vestibular system (perception of movement), visual system (visual acuity & perception), motor planning (the ability to develop an idea, organize and utilize the materials needs for the task, then sequence the steps necessary to complete the task), gross motor coordination (large muscles for stability and mobility), bilateral motor coordination (using both sides of the body together to create a coordinated movement), fine motor coordination (small muscle group for skilled work) and visual motor coordination (integrate visual input with motor output to perform eye-hand and eye-foot tasks).
Tuesdays 3:15 $240.00 3-5 year olds
Come join us for this weekly group focusing on visual and vestibular integration using the Astronaut Training Protocol. We will have weekly circuits set up incorporating visual and vesitbular preparatory activities and a home program that will change each week. Carryover at home is essential to getting the most out of this program.
Tuesdays 5:15 PM $240.00
Handwriting Without Tears® Groups
Handwriting is an integral part of a child’s success both in and out of the classroom. As occupational therapists we work on the many underlying skills and systems required for handwriting including pencil grip, posture, hand strength and visual perceptual and visual motor skills. Join us as we make handwriting fun and easy! This group is based on the award-winning Handwriting without Tears program. It utilizes multi-sensory techniques and focuses on the developmental progression of learning. During handwriting club, the therapists will work with your child to facilitate improvement through various fine motor and handwriting activities and games. Our mission is to make writing fun! Handwriting club will be separated into a pre-kindergarten group (under 5 years old) and an elementary group (over 5 years of age).
Handwriting Without Tears® is a developmentally appropriate, hands-on, educational, multi-sensory approach to teach handwriting skills to any school-aged child. It has been a proven success in making legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill for students. The Pre-K and Kindergarten group incorporates hands-on activities and good handwriting habits to develop strong writers. It engages children with music, movement, multi-sensory activities that are all stimulating as well as developmentally appropriate. The Printing programs prepare students with hands-on teaching strategies and language arts skills including sentence, work and paragraph composition. The clean, vertical style promotes fluency and legibility in these young writers. The Cursive programs teach a clean, vertical style of writing that promotes ease of learning and enjoyment of writing. The lessons include engaging and memorable activities for cursive mastery. The simple vertical style and emphasis on connections promote speed and fluency.
$400.00 for 16 sessions
Mondays & Wednesdays 1:30 PM (pre-K&K readiness)
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 PM (Elementary)
Tactile play is essential for learning about our environment. Engaging in purposeful and messy play allows children to explore various textures in a non-threatening play-based environment. Each group will incorporate whole body, proprioceptive input to get our bodies ready for tactile exploration!
This weekly group will focus on core strengthening. The muscles in our core are crucial for postural stability and are engaged during almost every activity. Having a strong core is the foundation from which we are able to engage with our environment for walking, running, jumping, balancing and even sitting for tabletop tasks like writing or typing. Our Mighty Muscles group will utilize games, equipment and obstacle courses to strengthen your child's base of support so they can thrive in all of their favorite activities.
Thursdays 6 PM $240.00
Chefs in the clinic
There are many therapeutic benefits to cooking with kids- planning, organizing, and sequencing a recipe as well as challenging visual and motor abilities to accurately measure, pour, mix, etc. Additional benefits include improving safety awareness and exposure to a variety of different sensations including texture, taste, and smell! Involving your children in meal preparation can become an important part of their day-to-day lives. Our Chefs in the Clinic group will work on these underlying skills through fun and accessible recipes.
- Fridays 4:00-5:00 PM
Girls just wanna have fun!!
This group is designed for girls ages 9-11 who just want to have some fun!! This group focuses on social and emotional development and learning how to work cooperatively in group settings. We will do crafts and work on a session long project that the girls will decide on together. This group encourages healthy friendships and self esteem all while gaining a sense of responsibility and encouraging their growing independence.
Come sing, laugh and play in our new music therapy group for children and their caregiver. Music Therapy is a clinical and evidence based therapy which uses music to engage your child and foster their growth. Lauren Klimek is a board certified music therapist and a licensed creative arts therapist, who specializes in early childhood music therapy by using live music and musical activities that focus on your child’s developmental level and growth. All songs and activities provide an encouraging and supportive environment for your child to build upon their established skill sets while helping them reach their developmental milestones. You and your child will participate in singing songs, playing instruments and music and movement. You’ll leave this class with the confidence and knowledge knowing that you can use these songs at home not only to assist your child with their development but to connect with them on a much more emotional level. So, come sing, laugh and play, today!
When: Saturdays **register directly with Lauren .
Cost: $210 for 6 weeks
**Lauren can be reached at 631-245-0275 or by email at