Therapeutic Play Groups

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About the Therapeutic Play and Learn Groups

 

Each group is a series of 5 weekly sessions of 90 minutes. Every meeting includes a group activity and child-directed playtime. CTC provides four activity stations:

  • dance/movement therapy
  • gross & fine motor skill development
  • sensory integration activities
  • speech-language therapy

The stations are supervised by our program director and led by therapists.

Allergy-friendly snacks are provided. Everyone goes home with books and handouts to support learning at home.

The theme of each weekly playgroup are the Kent County Success Basics: Love, Talk, Count, Play, Read.

 

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Who can attend?

 

Parents, caregivers, and childcare providers: bring your children ages 0-5 who have developmental differences such as, but not limited to: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome.

 

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Where and when?

 

Comprehensive Therapy Center is committed to serving families where they live. Each 5-week session will be held at an organization near you, including libraries, community centers, and the CTC office.

All Sessions marked with an asterisk (*), time to be determined.

 

Session One: Thursday Evenings, March 5, 2020 – April 2, 2020, at Comprehensive Therapy Center (2505 Ardmore St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)

  • March 5, 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm – LOVE: Maximize love, manage stress.
  • March 12, 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm – TALK: Sing and Point
  • March 19, 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm – COUNT: Group and Compare
  • March 26, 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm – PLAY: Explore Through Movement and Play
  • April 2, 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm – READ: And Discuss Stories

Spring Break Session: Monday-Friday mornings, April 6, 2020 – April 10, 2020, at Comprehensive Therapy Center (2505 Ardmore St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)

  • April 6, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:30 am – LOVE
  • April 7, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:30 am – TALK
  • April 8, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:30 am – COUNT
  • April 9, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:30 am – PLAY
  • April 10, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:30 am – READ

Session Three: April 16, 2020 – May 14, 2020, at Comprehensive Therapy Center (2505 Ardmore St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)

  • April 16, 2020 – LOVE
  • April 23, 2020 – TALK
  • April 30, 2020  – COUNT
  • May 7, 2020  – PLAY
  • May 14, 2020 – READ

Session Four: May 21, 2020 – June 18, at Comprehensive Therapy Center (2505 Ardmore St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)

  • May 21, 2020 – LOVE
  • May 28, 2020 – TALK
  • June 04, 2020  – COUNT
  • June 11, 2020  – PLAY
  • June 18, 2020 – READ

Session Five: July 16 – August 13, at Comprehensive Therapy Center (2505 Ardmore St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)

  • July 16, 2020 – LOVE
  • July 23, 2020 – TALK
  • July 30, 2020  – COUNT
  • August 6, 2020  – PLAY
  • August 13, 2020 – READ

Session Six: August 17 – August 21, at Comprehensive Therapy Center (2505 Ardmore St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)

  • August 17, 2020 – LOVE
  • August 18, 2020 – TALK
  • August 19, 2020  – COUNT
  • August 20, 2020  – PLAY
  • August 21, 2020 – READ

Session Seven: September 17 – October 15, at Comprehensive Therapy Center (2505 Ardmore St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)

  • September 17, 2020 – LOVE
  • September 24, 2020 – TALK
  • October 1, 2020  – COUNT
  • October 8, 2020  – PLAY
  • October 15, 2020 – READ

Session Eight: October 22 – November 19, at Comprehensive Therapy Center (2505 Ardmore St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)

  • October 22, 2020 – LOVE
  • October 29, 2020 – TALK
  • November 5, 2020  – COUNT
  • November 12, 2020  – PLAY
  • November 19, 2020 – READ

This program was made possible because of the generosity of Kent County taxpayers and the voter-approved Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage.

 

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To help protect our clients, families, and staff, and in compliance with Governor Whitmer's executive order, Comprehensive Therapy Center is halting all programs and services. Our office is closed until further notice.

Please take care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing you again soon.