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SUMMER PROGRAMS 2024

SUMMER IS NEAR & WE HOPE YOUR CHILD WILL BE HERE!!!

As an O.T. and Director of MMM, summer is MY favorite time of year!!

I love the freedom of exploring various parks and playgrounds, playing in the water and have the opportunity to work with our students in a creative and collaborative manner while supporting their social skills, fine motor and gross motor skills and secretly having them do academic work; writing, reading and even math. This year we are resurrecting our "Summer'S Cool" Program

(get it... Summer IS Cool!! aka: Summer School).

- Padra Smith, MS, OTR/L, SIPT    

Summer'S Cool Program 2024
Led by Master-degree level Occupational Therapists, Special Education Teachers

 

JUNE 17th - AUGUST 30th

Monday - Thursday 

 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM

Friday Field Trip add-ons & shortened day additional options available.

New to Mighty Minds and Muscles?

Already part of the Mighty Minds Family?

*All registration fees and payments made on Sawyer will be deducted from your overall camp cost. Payments for camp costs will be done through our private billing service.

  • Fine motor and gross motor skills 

  • Play and social skills

  • Sensory integration 

  • Neighborhood navigation

  • Attention and focus

  • Visual-spatial skills 

  • Swimming

  • Social communication skills 

  • Self-feeding skills 

  • Emotional regulation

  • Group game/ sports participation

  • Social free play

  • Academic skills

 

School-age children and preschoolers will participate our nature-based program across local parks, playgrounds, splash pads and community facilities to gain skills across all domains of development and academics.  

 

This is a one of a kind program, designed for the specifics students involved! 

  • Consultation is required before registration for all new MMM clients/ campers to ensure our program is a proper fit for your child's needs

  • Children may be subject to OT screening for sensory and social development to ensure accurate group assignment

  • Children with aggressive behaviors may require 1:1 support to participate in this group program - please contact us to discuss your child's needs further 

Limited to 9 students (3:1 ratio) per age group. 

The series of activities are designed to promote daily life skills, physical development, emotional regulation, executive function, social and community relationships, sensory development and academic skills, all while enjoying the thrills of summer!

Our students will be participating in daily academics within a collaborative project-based curriculum while advancing their motor and social skills. Individual goals will be facilitated all while having FUN! 

THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT  

Pricing

$1250/week + $250 for swim lessons

CALL or EMAIL for shortened day or Friday additional pricing

*3-4 Week registration recommended to maximize benefits of therapeutic, academic and swimming goals.

Discount granted for multiple week enrollment when booked together:

3 weeks (5%)

6 weeks (10%)

All summer (15%)

Ask us about potential insurance reimbursement (up to $500 value/week) & DOE COMP hour use. 

If you have enrolled in other camps and want to switch to MMM, partial reimbursement might be available. Must be enrolled in at least 4 weeks to be considered. (Available if you enroll before June 15th).

This camp is meant to supplement your child's individualized therapeutic and academic coaching sessions.

Extended day options available for adding on individual O.T., P.T., tutoring, and personalized intensives such as the Tomatis Method Listening Program, Neuralign Reading Intervention or bicycle training.

The following are examples of the activities Preschool and School-age children will participate in, and the skills they stand to gain.

Swim School Experience: Daily Life Skill 

Participation in an organized class with peers, safety awareness. Physical Development: The British Swim Schools goal is to first teach floating skills and then swimming strokes; preparing a child with the skills needed to remain calm and safe in the water, reacting to an emergency situation with calmness. Bilateral coordination, Ipsilateral coordination; Strengthening: legs, hips, arms, core. Emotional regulation: following directions, frustration tolerance, waiting, peer play, increased confidence.

Travel back to Mighty Minds and Muscles: Community Navigation 

Safety on sidewalks and intersections, awareness of others on the sidewalk, scootering safely. Physical Development: scooter or walking, endurance, bilateral coordination. Executive Functioning: planning, following multi-step instructions, impulse control, focus.

Food School + Snack: Daily Life Skill

Peeling fruit, washing hands, basic food preparation, following 2-3 step recipes, trying something new. Building Social Relationships: mealtime conversations, sharing experiences, and listening in reciprocal conversations. Sensory Development: trying new foods, food texture, smell exposure, food exposure, explorative play with no pressure or forced outcome.

Academic Class: Academic Skills 

Reading, writing, following instructions, independent work towards a goal. Daily Life Skill: participating in organized group activities, collaborating with peers, sharing materials, body management in groups. Executive Functioning: attention regulation, multi-step task sequencing, planning and organizing a project.

Park: Physical Development 

Climbing, running, and swinging. Building Social Relationships: sharing, turn-taking, initiating and responding to peer interactions, regulating emotion and frustration responses. Sensory Development: proprioceptive input, vestibular input, auditory processing and prioritization, responding to unexpected touch from peers. Community: safety awareness with oneself and others, navigating crowded environments.

OT Activity: Physical/Social/Sensory Development

Climbing, running, swinging, balance, etc. Sensory Development: proprioceptive input, vestibular input, auditory processing and prioritization, responding to unexpected touch from peers. Building Social Relationships: sharing, turn-taking, initiating and responding to peer interactions, regulating emotion and frustration responses.

Field Trip Examples

Community-based spaces such as the Brooklyn Bridge, water parks, museums, and libraries. Academic Skills: project based learning, goal oriented learning, exploratory learning. Community:safety awareness with oneself and others, navigating crowded environments.

POOL DAYS EXAMPLE SCHEDULE

9:00 am 

9:20 am

9:30 am

11:00 am

11:30 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

1:30 pm   

2:15 pm 

2:45 pm

 

3:15pm

Arrival at park (social free play)  

Morning Meeting (at park)

Swimming

Community Navigation (return to MMM)

Rest & Snack

Academic/OT Activity Block 1

 

Lunch

Academic/OT Activity Block 2

Food School 

Closing Meeting

 

Dismissal

 

 Sensory FUNdations Program! 

Tuesday/Thursday

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

*Extended “Lunch Bunch” sessions available 12:30-1:00 pm

Optional caregiver participation

We will be hosting this program 

INSIDE/ OUTSIDE/ WE DECIDE 

 

This is an ALL-IN-ONE specialized toddler class facilitated by Masters Level Occupational and Speech Therapy for all children.  This program will be held both in our sensory gym and at local parks to ensure our activities stay novel and interesting for you and your little ones, as well as providing new opportunities to connect and explore in nature.

 

The classes will provide professionally curated neurodevelopmental programming to support your child's developmental foundation. No matter if your child is developing typically or has some delays in motor skills and/or speech & language processing, our approach will build the foundational sensory processing and motor skills as well as their speech/language and pragmatic skills. 

 

Together as highly trained professionals our goal is to build up strong confident children through an integrated approach of OT and Speech Therapy techniques.

 

Limited to 6 children per group.

Pricing: Call or email for more information.

*Supplement to individualized therapeutic sessions.

Toddlers (18mo - 3yo)

Assists in Developing:

  • Fine motor skills

  • Gross motor skills

  • Play skills

  • Speech and socialization skills 

  • Receptive and expressive language

  • School readiness skills 

  • Developmental milestones 

  • Feeding skills

Activities Include but not limited to: 

  • Cooperative play with other children

  • Social skills including turn taking, sharing, etc.

  • Gross motor  - climbing, jumping, catching, swinging

  • Crafts to develop hand strength, fine motor skills, bilateral skills

  • Self care skills for increased independence in feeding, dressing, toileting

  • Messy play with food, sensory bins, water, crafts

  • Obstacle course for motor planning, sequencing, endurance

  • Imaginary play including role play and collaborative games 

  • Music and movement 

  • Sensory rich outdoor activities

Babies (0 - 17 months)

For our babies, we will offer group and individualized sessions focused on teaching caregivers about development and specialized acu-massage techniques, utilizing the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI) techniques.

 

This specialized instruction will be followed by play-based interventions targeting sensory, motor, and social development.

Pricing: Call or email for more information.

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Summer Sessions available OUT EAST for Occupational Therapy, Supported Play Dates, Tutoring & Enrichment Sessions
HOME-BASED: North Fork, South Fork (Hamptons), Shelter Island, Mid-Long Island.  


 

Enrichment
(tutoring)

We can work on enhancing your child's skills in reading, math, writing and handwriting for student with and without learning differences such as ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, Reading & Writing Disorders, Autism, etc.

Sessions can occur at our Tribeca learning center or at your home Out East during your summer vacation. Use that time to make gains!!!

Supported Play Dates for Social Skill Building

Does your child need help developing age-appropriate social communication, emotional regulation and plays skills to use during peer to peer interactions?  

We can provide therapist supported non-structured and semi-structured play dates with siblings or peers.

Focus will be on turn-taking, social emotional awareness of self and  other, body scheme, reciprocal communication, perspective taking and more.

Location: Our Tribeca center, local NYC park, your NYC home or your Out East home or local park. 

Other Programs

Tomatis Method Listening Program

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Occupational & Physical Therapy

INDIVIDUAL INTENSIVES for O.T., P.T., Academic Coaching

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