What’s New At Family Achievement Center?
Summer Social Skills Groups
Family Achievement Center is pleased to offer social skills groups this summer. One of the most important skills we have as human beings is our ability to engage and interact with those around us. This does not always come easy for children who may have neuro-differences such as ASD, ADD/ADHD, anxiety or developmental delays (just to name a few). Corinne Peick, OTR/L, has been working with clients for 4+ years in group and individual settings to increase independence with social skills. Concepts and vocabulary from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking, the Zones of Regulation, and growth mindset curriculums will be used to help children and young adults better understand conversational skills, perspective-taking and self-regulation strategies needed for meaningful social interactions. While curriculum material is important, it will not be the only focus. Each group will be tailored to meet the needs of the participants, and therefore following a curriculum verbatim is not always in the best interest of the group. We will work with you and your child to discover areas of strength and areas of growth, so that optimal progress is achieved.
Group participants will meet once weekly for 60 minutes, for six sessions. Each group will typically contain some motor and sensory input at the beginning of the session. For greater benefit to each participant, parent/guardian participation is mandatory for the last 5 to 10 minutes of each session to meet with the group leader for discussion and review of handouts.
Ages 5-6 3:00 PM, Ages 7-9 4:00 PM, Ages 10-12 5:00 PM
Wednesdays July 28th- September 1st
Cost: $300 *private pay, no price adjustments for missed classes, and no refunds
Registration deadline: July 19th, 2021
Group Leader: Occupational Therapist
QUESTIONS & TO REGISTER Call Family Achievement Center 952-885-0418
Private Bike Lessons
Does your child have difficulties riding a bike or have they fallen off and are scared to try again? The physical therapists at Family Achievement Center would love to help! During this lesson, we will progress bike riding skills at an age and ability appropriate level. Along with tools to help promote bike riding, the lesson will also include fun gross motor activities to improve core strength and balance that is needed to be able to ride a bike. Your own bike and helmet are required to participate. All children 4 years of age and older are welcome. If your child requires an adaptive bike, please provide as appropriate.
Group Leaders: FAC’s Physical Therapists
Cost/40 minute lesson: $50 for 1:1
Child may benefit from up to 5 lessons depending on progress. Lessons will be scheduled as needed.
QUESTIONS &TO REGISTER:
Call Family Achievement Center 651-738-9888
Move To Your Own Groove All Abilities Race
Join us for FAC’s 3rd annual all abilities race at Colby Lake Park. There will be three distances including 50 meters, 1K and a 5K.
About this event
Race day registration/pick-up starts at 8:30
All abilities 50 meter distance starts at 9:30 AM
5K starts at 9:45 AM
1K starts following 5K
T-shirts are included in entry price!
This is a fun event for all and is not chip timed. All abilities are encouraged and welcomed, from wheelchairs to elite runners! This event is family friendly and is open to everyone! You do not need to be a FAC patient to participate! All are welcome!
Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/family-achievement-center-move-to-your-own-groove-all-abilities-race-registration-153829719833
Annual Awards Night
Just as many children receive awards for their participation in sports and academic programs throughout the year, the staff of Family Achievement Center (FAC) believes that our clients deserve recognition for their ongoing hard work in their individual therapy programs.Each child who has participated in one or more of FAC’s therapy programs may qualify for a special award to be presented at Family Achievement Center’s Annual Awards Ceremony. FAC is about providing hope and improving lives for our clients and their families. The Awards Ceremony is one way that happens while recognizing and celebrating together, the milestones along the journey.Please see your child’s therapist for more information.