Program Registration

Free Developmental Screenings for Children & Youth Ages 2 – 16

Developmental screenings are offered several times each year for children and youth ages 2 - 16. Screenings assess development in the areas of gross motor coordination, visual motor integration, cognitive-perception, sensory organization and language. Consultation regarding the results of the screening will be provided.

Pre-registration required.

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

Date:  coming Fall 2018 semester
Time:  TBD
Cost: FREE 

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Musician Musculoskeletal Screenings, Assessments & Individual Treatment

Performance Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PRMDs) are common problems for instrumentalists.  Wellness education is provided for the prevention and management of repetitive stress and PRMDs along with individualized therapy and biomechanical/ergonomic approaches for movement normalization.

Date and time: By appointment

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Programs for Children

Children’s Therapy  Program (Ages 3-6)

This is a collaborative program between the Occupational Therapy Center and the Speech & Language Center. 

This program is for children 3-6 years-of-age and provides a speech, language, sensory and motor rich therapeutic environment to preschool aged children with communication and/or motor challenges.

Program Goals
Speech, language, sensory, and motor skills are facilitated through a morning of activities including circle time, story time, craft activities, gross/fine motor activities and snack.

Each child has an individualized treatment plan to target specific speech, language and social needs. Occupational therapy services are incorporated into the program to increase sensory motor skills, increase fine motor abilities and facilitate participation.

  • Two day program
    Monday/Wednesday OR
    Tuesday/Thursday
    Time: 9:00am - 11:30am
    Dates: This 12 week program meets February 12 – May 10, no classes the week of March 19-23 
    Cost: $72 per day
  • Four day program:
    Monday through Thursday
    Time: 9:00am - 11:30am
    Dates:  This 12 week program meets February 12 – May 10, no classes the week of March 19-23 
    Cost: $72 per day

 

Teeny Tigers Parent-Child Therapy Program  (Ages 18 months -3 years)

This is a collaborative program between the Occupational Therapy Center and the Speech & Language Center. 

This program is for those children who may experience challenges in language, motor, sensory, or social development and may need early intervention for occupational therapy and speech-language therapy. Participation in the program will provide caregivers an opportunity to participate in the therapy interventions with their child. Interventions will focus on the development and the wellness of each child based on individual goals. Informational training sessions will be available for caregivers.

  • Tuesdays: 9:30am – 11:00am
    Dates: This 12 week program meets February 13 – May 8, no classes the week of March 19-23 
    Cost: $60 per day

 

Tiger Cubs Sensorimotor Program  (Ages 2-5)

First time participants must either schedule an Occupational Therapy evaluation or submit a recent (within one year) evaluation by February 9, 2018. 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 is a collaborative program between the Occupational Therapy Center and the Speech & Language Center. 

This program specializes in fine motor, sensory, movement, and oral-motor activities that promote development. An individual evaluation is conducted during the first session with subsequent sessions consisting of group and individual therapy time. With the extended timeframe, a snack time allows for social engagement opportunities and the development of oral motor and feeding strategies, when needed. Goals are specifically identified for each child.

  • Fridays: 9:00am -10:30am
    Dates: This 12 week program meets February 16 – May 11, no classes the week of March 19-23 
    Cost: $69 per session

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Cowabunga Kids & Surfing (Ages 5-8)

This 6 week pilot is an inclusive program that offers a unique experiential opportunity for participants. It will promote motor and social skills incorporating Surfset Surfboard activities into the hour long session. Participants may be developing typically or may have an existing diagnosis, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder.

  • Mondays: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Dates: This 6 week program meets February 5 – March 12
    Cost: $92

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Little Tigers Sensorimotor Program (Ages 6-9)

First time participants must either schedule an Occupational Therapy evaluation or submit a recent (within one year) evaluation by February 9, 2018. 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 those children who would benefit from occupational therapy services, are challenged by daily life skills and may demonstrate behaviors such as becoming frustrated with homework, disliking haircuts, being a picky eater, having trouble paying attention, touching everything, or having identified developmental delays and needs.

The program will encourage social participation while promoting fine, gross, sensory and perceptual motor skills. Participants receive group and individual time each session. An individual evaluation is conducted during the first session. Goals are specific to the individual needs of each child.

  • Tuesdays: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Dates: This 12 week program meets February 13 – May 8, no classes the week of March 19-23 
    Cost: $46 per day

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Happy Handwriting Program (Ages 6-10)

First time participants must either schedule an Occupational Therapy evaluation or submit a recent (within one year) evaluation by February 9, 2018. 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 and would benefit from specialized instruction. Readiness and writing skills will be developed through sensory and motor activities. One of the goals is to allow children to have fun with handwriting. Individual goals are determined during the first session to address each child’s strengths and needs. Participants receive group and individual time each session.

  • Thursdays: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Dates: This 12 week program meets February 15 – May 10, no classes the week of March 19-23 
    Cost: $46 per day

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Self-Regulation Program (Ages 9-12)
 

First time participants must either schedule an Occupational Therapy evaluation or submit a recent (within one year) evaluation by February 9, 2018. 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.

  • Mondays: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Dates: This 10 week program meets February 12 – April 23, no classes the week of March 19-23
    Cost: $46 per day

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Social Skills and More (Ages 11-14)

This is a collaborative program between the Occupational Therapy Center and the Speech & Language Center. 

New this spring, occupational therapy will join 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.

  • Tuesdays: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Dates: This 12 week program meets February 13 – May 8, no classes the week of March 19-23
    Cost: $51 per day

 

 

Programs for Youth and Young Adults

Pre-driving Readiness Program (Ages 15 and older)
 

Driving is the ultimate life skill activity that utilizes a variety of social, motor and executive function skills. This 8 week program consists of a variety of experiential activities that develop those pre-readiness skills essential to driving. Please be aware that program does not provide classroom or behind-the-wheel driver’s training. 

Occupational therapy students work with participants using a unique approach that promotes pre-driving readiness skills that include self-regulation, planning, organization, social participation, collaboration, cognitive organization, visual-motor control and timing. An evaluation is conducted with each participant. 

Day and Time: Thursdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Dates:  *Required pre-screening will be Thursday, March 1 from 5:30pm-7:00pm, after which the 8 week program will run March 8 – May 3 with no classes the week of March 19-23 
Cost: $430

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Cooking 101 (Ages 18 and older)

This is a collaborative program between the Occupational Therapy Center and the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism.

The Cooking 101 program focuses on meal planning and preparation, budgeting, kitchen safety, and exploration of new skills to be used in the kitchen.  Participants will learn skills that can be used at home to prepare meals as independently as possible, as well as work on being part of a team, solving problems and being a self-advocate. Participants should be able to follow safety procedures in the kitchen and be willing to engage and participate to the best of their ability. 

The program fee includes food and beverages that will be provided at each meeting. *Please note that a vegetarian option will be available, but the vegetarian option may be different than the main food served. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, kosher, or other foods for special diets. Participants following a special diet are welcome to bring their own food to eat.  A reduction in program fee due to dietary restrictions or special diets is not possible. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Day and Time: Thursdays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Dates:  This 10 week program meets February 22 - May 4, no classes the week of March 19-23
    Cost:  $430

 

 

Adult and Older Adult Programs 

Stroke Survivor Group

This is a collaborative program between the Occupational Therapy Center and the Speech & Language Center.

The Stroke Survivor Group at Towson University is dedicated to providing education, support and networking for stroke survivors, caregivers and their families, friends, caregivers and health professionals interested in stroke recovery.

Each meeting is focused on a general topic of discussion. A featured speaker or members of the group lead discussions and share information and helpful strategies. Participants have an opportunity to meet and socialize with other stroke survivors, family members and friends. Refreshments are also served.

The group meets monthly in the Fall and Spring and holds one social event during the summer. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. You can call us at 410-704-3095 to confirm upcoming meeting dates and to get parking instructions.

Dates: Spring Semester
Days: Second Tuesday of the month, beginning beginning February 13th (2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8)
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: FREE

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Wellness in Stroke and Head Injury (WISH)

This program is offered in partnership with the Speech & Language Center and the Wellness Center. 

For adults who have had a stroke or brain injury. This program is designed to promote active participation in desired activities that lead to improved communication, daily living skills and overall physical health.  

The program includes:

  • Wellness Center Exercise Program
  • Group Speech, Language and Occupational Therapy
  • Daily Living and Community Skills

Days/Times: Tuesdays 9:30am -12:00pm and Fridays 9:30am-12:00pm
Dates:  February 13, 2018 - May 11, 2018, no classes the week of March 19-23 
Cost: $65.00 per week 

WISH Program flyer