Children & Youth Programs

Children and Youth Programs for Ages 5-14

Please visit our Program Registration page for current programs or contact us with questions.

Free Developmental Screenings

Developmental screenings for children ages 2 - 16 are offered several times each year in collaboration with the Speech and Language Center. Screenings assess development in the areas of gross motor coordination, visual motor integration, cognitive-perception, sensory organization, language, and hearing. Screening results are provided at the end of the session. Pre-registration required.

Please do not register for a screening if your child already has an Individualized Education Plan or a 504 Plan.

 

COWABUNGA KIDS & SURFING FOR AGES 5 – 8

This inclusive weekly program utilizes the Surfset Surfboard to promote motor and social skills in a fun, playful environment. Participants may be developing typically or may have an existing diagnosis, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder.


Little Tigers Sensorimotor Program for ages 6-9

*First time participants must either schedule an Occupational Therapy evaluation or submit a recent (within one year) evaluation. Please contact us at 410-704-7300 or to make an appointment. If submitting a recent evaluation, it may be sent via fax to 410-704-6303 or mailed to 

Cathy Clark
Institute for Well-Being, OTC
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

This program engages children in activities that encourage social participation while promoting their fine, gross, sensory and perceptual motor skills. A combination of group and individual therapy gives children the opportunity to play with peers and work on individual goals. We guide the child in gaining confidence, regulating behaviors, working with others, and performing life skills. Individualized goals will be established during the first session to guide individual and group interventions throughout the program.

 

Happy Handwriting program for ages 6-10

*First time participants must either schedule an Occupational Therapy evaluation or submit a recent (within one year) evaluation.  Please contact us at 410-704-7300 or  to make an appointment. If submitting a recent evaluation, it may be sent via fax to 410-704-6303 or mailed to 

Cathy Clark
Institute for Well-Being, OTC
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

This program is for children who demonstrate handwriting and fine motor challenges that require specialized instruction. Handwriting challenges can often lead to behaviors that further interrupt the child’s ability to learn. Group and individual activities promote sensory organization, fine motor coordination, eye coordination, pre-writing/writing techniques. In addition, children learn to self-regulate, identify coping strategies, and organize work space and materials. Team work is also encouraged during group activities. Individualized goals will be established during the first session to guide individual and group interventions throughout the program.

 

Self-regulation Program for ages 9-12

*First time participants must either schedule an Occupational Therapy evaluation or submit a recent (within one year) evaluation.  Please contact us at 410-704-7300 or  to make an appointment. If submitting a recent evaluation, it may be sent via fax to 410-704-6303 or mailed to

Cathy Clark
Institute for Well-Being, OTC
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Self-regulation refers to our ability to direct our behavior and control our impulses so that we meet certain standards, achieve certain goals and successfully navigate our environments whether at school, home or playing with friends. This program is for children who are challenged with self-regulation, including sensory and emotional modulation. Using strategies from Zones of Regulation and How Does Your Engine Run?, participants will engage in fun activities while learning strategies for improving self-regulation. Children receive both individual and group intervention.

 Social skills and more…for ages 11-14

Beginning spring 2018, the Occupational Therapy Center will join the Speech & Language Center in offering therapeutic activities that address social communication, cooperation, self-regulation, and self-directed engagement in meaningful activities. This group is geared toward middle school age children. Participants will receive individualized programs within a group to address specific needs.