Groups

Support Groups

Between parenting, work and home parents can often become isolated, especially when they are facing specific challenges.  Having other parents to discuss tips and ideas can help parents to reduce stress.

Our support groups will be facilitated by a licensed therapist and will meet once monthly with a cost of $10 session. To sign up for one of our support groups please contact Therapediatrics at (847)996-6666.

Therapediatrics offers monthly support groups for adults in the following areas:

Divorced Parent Support Group

A therapist led support group for parents experiencing the challenge of divorce.

Meets: The first Monday of every month 8-9:15 pm

Next Group: 2019 Winter/Spring Schedule

January 14

February 4

March 4

April 8

May 6

Cost: No Cost to registered participants, open to the community

Registration required in advance of each session.  Please contact Therapediatrics at 847-996-6666 to register.

Learning for All - A Parent Support Group for Children Struggling in the School Setting

Is your child having difficulty at school? Unsure about the difference between a 504 plan and an IEP?  This support group is led by a lawyer with special education expertise and is for parents trying to assist their children in getting appropriate assistance at school.  A group for parents to connect and brainstorm ideas to help their children maximize their ability to learn in the school setting.

Meets: First Tuesday of Every month at 5:30 pm 

Winter/Spring Schedule 2019

January 15

February 5

March 5

April 9

May 7

Cost: No Cost to registered participants, open to the community

Registration required in advance of each session.  Please contact Therapediatrics at 847-996-6666 to register.

Parenting Children with Challenges

Children with a sensory processing disorder, ADHD, behavior,  and other issues can bring challenges to daily parenting experiences.  Join other parents to talk about tips and ideas on how to help navigate these unique challenges.

Meets: The Third Monday of every month at 7:30 pm

Next Group: TBD

Cost: No Cost for registered participants

Social Skills Groups

Our clinic has always found that groups are helpful with children who need to practice their social skills. Social skills groups increase the confidence of kids when they explore more in the community.

Therapediatrics is currently offering the following social skills groups:

  • Girls and Boys 6-8 years: Wednesdays at 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Girls and Boys 9-11 years: Tuesdays at 5:30-6:30 pm

Start date: Currently ongoing in 2019, call to register

Not finding what you are looking for?  We are always open to starting new groups.  Call us and let us know about your families needs and interests and we can discuss options.

Cost:

To sign up call 847-996-6666 for more information.

Social skills groups help children to learn, develop, and practice important life skills including:

Learning to grow through adventure. Role playing games allow participants to practice social skills

New for 2019!
Dungeons and Dragons Social Skills Group

  • Improving communication and conversation skills
  • Enhancing Self-Esteem
  • Managing Impulses
  • Reducing Social Anxiety and Stress
  • Developing Anger Management Skills

Cost: $25 per session or can be billed through insurance

Skilled Therapy Groups

Groups that combine both therapeutic goals and social skills can empower children and support them at the same time.

Therapediatrics offers the following skilled clinics:

Bike Riding

Sometimes we just need a little push to meet our goals. Therapediatrics is adding bicycle riding clinics for kids ages 6-10.  Our experienced Physical and Occupational Therapists will help your child develop the confidence and skill to ditch the training wheels this summer. Kids will learn to balance, pedal, start, stop and steer their bicycle.

Sessions are offered during the summer only. Children can either be enrolled in small group clinics or in an individual clinic session.  Please contact Therapediatrics for rates and times.

Dates: Sessions to open again summer 2019

Shoe-Tying

Learning to tie shoes can often leave kids tied up in knots of frustration. Let our experienced therapists help your child to develop the fine motor skills to tie their own shoes and leave the velcro behind.

Groups offered change throughout the year so please contact us for further information on what is currently available.