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:

Divorce

A support group for parents experiencing the challenge of divorce.

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

Next Group: May 14

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.

Parents of children struggling in school

Is your child having difficulty at school? Unsure about the difference between a 504 plan and an IEP?  This support group is for parents trying to assist their children in getting appropriate help at school.

Meets: TBD for January 2018

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: June 18, 2018

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.

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

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

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

Starting June 2018 the following social skills groups will be added:

  • Boys: 6-8 years: Saturdays at 9 am
  • Boys: 9-11 years: Saturdays at 10 am
  • Girls and Boys 6-8 years: Mondays at 4 pm
  • Boys: 9-11 years: Mondays at 5 pm

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: $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: Session Closed for Summer 2017

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.