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0000000 Claudia Hilton
Phone: 314.977.8582
March 10, 2006 

Occupational Therapy Announces "Jump Start to Social Skills"

The Department of Occupational Therapy has announced its “Jump Start to Social Skills” spring schedule.

After School Group (boys and girls)
Tuesdays, 4:30 to 6 pm
Age 6-9 years
6 weeks
March 28 - May 2

This group uses sensory integration, behavior modification, acquisitional, peer mediated and self-determination theories to help build social awareness and social skills. Skills covered will include character building, self-control and sensory regulation, recognizing emotions, making and keeping friends, manners, and dealing with bullies.

Regular fee
$90 per session, $540 total

Need Group Role Models

A child with good social skills to act as a role model is needed to participate in each of these groups at no charge. This is a good social skill builder for any child.

Other groups and individual therapy sessions are also available on a less formal structure:
Muncha-Buncha for 2-5 year olds with feeding problems
Ready to Play for 3-5 years olds on school readiness
Building Buddies for 5-8 year olds with a motor and sensory
focus Cool Factor for 12-15 year olds for social skills, sensory regulation

The groups will be led by Claudia Hilton and Lise Faulise occupational therapists on the Saint Louis University faculty. Contact Faulise (314-977-8565, to register or if you have a child who might be interested in being a role model in one of the groups.

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