Extracurricular Rehab Classes

Building Function and Independence After Treatment

In addition to pediatric-focused treatment and therapy, our Rehabilitation Services team offers a collection of classes that can make a big difference in a child’s development. Think of them as extracurricular activities that can be added on to a school’s normal course work.

The goals of these classes vary, but each aims to help children with particular conditions or disabilities while building confidence and social skills.

  • Talking Tots Group

      This is a weekly group for 2- and 3-year olds and their parents. A licensed speech pathologist will facilitate the sessions and demonstrate effective strategies to build speech and language skills at home. Classes are open to children with all levels of communication skills. Each group session may include music, arts and crafts, and a movement activity.

      This six-week session will focus on the following:

          -Language stimulation

          -Expanding vocabulary and sentence length

          -Sharing and turn-taking

          -Following directions

          -Increasing attention

      Location: Children's at Sandy Plains

      Cost: $300 for six sessions

      Dates: Every Wednesday from July 9 to April 13, 2014

      Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

      Contact Petra Correa, Registration Coordinator, at 404-785-8262 to register or for more information.

  • Social Skills Group

      This group is for children between the ages of 10 and 13 who have had trouble learning social skills at home, school, therapy or community settings. To participate, your child must be able to understand basic instruction. He must also be willing and able to follow through with group tasks without disrupting the group. A licensed clinical social worker will run the group. 

      Topics:

      - Starting conversations

      - Self-control

      - Asking for help

      - Avoiding trouble

      - Dealing with feelings

      - Dealing with peer pressure

      - Conflict resolution

      - Dealing with embarrassment

      Lessons:

      - Drawing

      - Role-play games

      - Games

      - Stories

      - Worksheets

      Location: Children's at Cobb

      Cost: $400 for eight sessions

      Dates: Every Tuesday from August 5 to September 30, 2014. There will be no group on September 16.

      Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

      Contact Megan Allen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, at 404-785-8961 to register or for more information.

  • Rehab Dance Classes

      Our rehab dance classes are taught by licensed therapists who are also experienced dancers. The classes are designed for children with special needs. They give participants a dance experience not typically available at traditional dance studios. Classes are open to children between the ages of 4 and 8 of all levels of disability, regardless of their mobility needs.

      Along with learning basic dance fundamentals, participants may also:

      -Gain confidence.

      -Connect with peers.

      -Increase flexibility, strength and endurance.

      -Have fun in a caring and inclusive environment.

      Location: Children's at Sandy Plains

      Cost: $115 for six sessions

      Dates: Every Wednesday from September 24 to October 29, 2014 

      Time: 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

      Contact Petra Correa, Registration Coordinator, at 404-785-8262 to register or for more information.

       

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Specialized care at Children's—including rehab dance classes—is helping this little lady show off her talents after suffering a spinal cord injury.

 
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