The Social Butterflies Club has come to Charlotte at Child and Family Development.
This summer, the Club will help kids gain social skills in a way that can be easily carried over into a classroom and everyday life because they are taught social skills in natural but structured scenarios. The Club is led by Courtney Stanley, an occupational therapist, and Michelle Pentz, a speech-language pathologist.
Both Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy are involved because so many of the kids who have difficulty with social skills, also have difficulty with sensory processing, and/or fine motor skills. All of the kids interested in the club will be screened to determine which club groups would be the most beneficial for them, based on their social abilities. We will be alternating movement and language tasks to help elicit social interaction in a naturalistic way. The approximate schedule is 5-10 minutes of free play, 10-20 minutes of an opening circle time, 10-20 minutes of a motor activity, 10-20 minutes of a craft/cooking activity and 5 minutes of a closing circle. The Club meets for 1-hour sessions, twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday at 11. Several options are offered this summer. Kids can enroll and benefit from consecutive groups. Each group will contain between 4-8 kids.
Social Butterflies Club™ was founded in 2004 by Rhonda Osisek M.S., CCC-SLP in Virginia. It is widely used across the country. Visit www.socialbutterfliesclub.com for more details.
Contact Michelle Pentz, MS, CCC-SLP at 704-541-9080 ext. 214 or email@example.com