Summer Camps

Speech Therapy

Social Skills Camps

Children and teens with social learning challenges (ASD, ADHD, neuro-atypical and other behavioral/social difficulties) may find social skills incredibly complicated. Age appropriate social skills facilitate interactions and communication with others both verbally and nonverbally.  ExercisAbilities has classes, camps, and therapy to address these concerns with specialty trained staff to help your child achieve better success in school and life.

Participation requirements for both children camps:

  • Your child is able to participate in small groups without large behavioral events without parent or caregiver.
  • Your child can verbalize needs and follow basic instructions.
  • Your child’s behavior never harms other children that they are playing with.

* We may accept children younger or older than this guideline, just ask!

 

“Social Super Heroes”

Social Thinking is a treatment framework developed by Michelle Garcia Winner that teaches the “why” behind improving social behavior and social interactions.  Social Thinking is a way to strengthen a child’s social skills and problem solving by helping the child figure out how to think differently and flexibly in any social situation. Taught by professional Speech-Language Therapy in coordination with Occupational Therapy and Counseling Staff.

In this camp, your child will:

  • Learn how to observe and think about one’s own feelings and how these feelings affect others
  • Learn about the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors
  • Learn about hidden social rules and socially expected and unexpected behaviors
  • Compare the size of one’s reaction to the size of the problem
  • Create a deeper understanding of emotions and understand the influence of emotions on others
  • Try a variety of healthy food options during snack
  • Engage in arts and crafts for fine motor coordination learning and creativity exploration
  • Participate in fun fitness activities to improve concentration and practice turn taking cooperation skills

Ages: 5-8 years old
Dates:  August 3rd – 7th
Times: 9:00 AM to  12:00 PM
Location:  Silver Lake Fire Hall
Maximum 10 kids
Cost: $225
Instructors:
Cindy Wiest, CCC-SLP, MS, Jenny Kruse Music Therapst, James Rechs, LICSW, Emily Breunig, OTR/L, Trevor Redlin, CTRS, CIFT

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP, PLEASE CALL 507-259-7570

 

 

“Socially Smart”

A camp designed to teach children  social awareness skills and develop the ability to understand the relationship between social interactions, problem solving, and interpreting and responding to a variety of social structures incorporating the ILAUGH Model.  this camp builds on what is learned in the Social Thinking curriculum and advances their understanding of and practice with socially appropriate responses to challenging situations.

In this camp, your child will:

  • Learn how to observe and think about one’s own feelings and how these feelings affect others
  • Learn about the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors
  • Learn about hidden social rules and socially expected and unexpected behaviors
  • Compare the size of one’s reaction to the size of the problem
  • Create a deeper understanding of emotions and understand the influence of emotions on others
  • Try a variety of healthy food options during snack
  • Engage in arts and crafts for fine motor coordination learning and creativity exploration
  • Participate in fun fitness activities to improve concentration and practice turn taking cooperation skills

Ages: 8-12 years old
Dates:  August 10th – 14th
Times: 9:00 AM to  12:00 PM
Location:  Silver Lake Fire Hall
Maximum 10 kids
Cost: $225
Instructors:
Cindy Wiest, CCC-SLP, MS, Jenny Kruse Music Therapst, James Rechs, LICSW, Emily Breunig, OTR/L, Trevor Redlin, CTRS, CIFT

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP, PLEASE CALL 507-259-7570

 

 

Teen Camp:

“Face to Face: Beyond the Phone IRL”

Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders: The PEERS Treatment Manual is a treatment framework developed by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson that teaches teens appropriate social and communication skills in today’s world. Taught by professional Speech Therapist, local School Counselor and counseling staff.

In this camp, your child will discuss and apply skills in the following areas:

  • Conversations
  • Electronic Communication
  • Handling Bullying
  • Friendships
  • Conflicts
  • Handling put downs, teasing and embarrassment
  • Sportsmanship
  • Reputations

Participation requirements for teen camp:

  • Your child is able to participate in small groups without large behavioral events without parent.
  • Your child can verbalize needs and follow basic instructions
  • Your child can sustain attention up to 15 minutes for a discussion
  • Your child’s behavior never harms other children that they are playing with.
  • Ages: Entering 6th-12th grade (Ages 12-18)

Ages: 12-18
Dates:  August 3rd – 7th and August 10th – 14th
Times: 1:00 PM to  3:30 PM
Location:  Silver Lake Fire Hall
Maximum:  6 Teens
Cost:  $300 total for 2 weeks
Instructors: James Rechs, LICSW

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP, PLEASE CALL 507-259-7570