PTYM will be offering a 2 week Summer Intensive last 2 weeks of August from 9am until 12pm. Children will have a day filled with all of the unique therapy services offered at PTYM! Speech/PT/OT, Music programs, Academics, Therapeutic Yoga, Art Therapy, and more are offered throughout the week. Children may be registered for one or two weeks. Please call 201-213-1294 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The emphasis of yoga class is on developing strong emotional intelligence, such as self control and confidence. Yoga therapist will practice asanas (yoga poses), eye exercises in combination with controlled conscious breath, relaxation. and concentration. The asanas help condition the muscles and bring balance to the physical body with flexibility and strength. Breathing exercises help a child learn to regulate his emotions and stress level. In yoga classes children develop strength, stamina, coordination, motor planning, increase concentration and focusing, decrease anxiety, learn to relax, improve ability to fall asleep, learn to be more organized, and most importantly learn to feel good about themselves.
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. Music learning is used to strengthen communication skills and physical coordination skills which are important for child's development. Music therapist designs music sessions for children in a small group using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music while encouraging social participation.
Art classes will give students the opportunity to experience many areas of art including drawing, painting, sculpture utilizing therapeutic approach. The class is supervised by Occupational therapist and is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps children to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.
Sensory and Fine Motor Skills
Focus of this activity will be placed on developing fine motor skills for children to promote the most functional use of a child's hands. OT will focus on holding pencils and markers with a mature grip, drawing recognizable shapes and objects, and practice of cutting out shapes.Children will practice developmentally appropriate use of their fingers in activities that help to strengthen their hand strength and coordination.