When children are in control they can do anything!
The more a child can focus, the better their outcomes!
Is your child out of control? Is your child in constant motion? Impulsive? Have a hard time getting focused and staying focused? These are signs that a child may have problems with self-regulation. Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and control one’s self to be able to stay focused on an activity and transition between activities. This can be a challenge for some children with ADHD, ODD, anxiety, and sensory issues.
We use games, pictures and play as therapy, as well as a combination of sensory, cognitive-behavioral, and executive functioning strategies to help children meet the goals of the groups.
We offer 2 therapy groups for children to address self-regulation. Group sessions are 8 weeks and each group lasts 45-60 minutes.
Parents will also receive one additional 45-minute appointment that can be used to make up a session that was missed or be used for a one-hour consultation with a licensed occupational therapist.
For kids 4-7 years old*
- Reduce instances of impulsive behavior
- Increase appropriate peer interactions (turn taking, sharing, problem solving peer interactions)
- With adult support, be able to state and appropriately use tools or strategies to be in control of their energy levels and behavior
- Learn to recognize their energy level and emotional state
- Learn strategies and tools to help with managing energy levels and emotional states
- Learn which ones work for them and how to use them properly
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some common questions parents have asked us. We are happy to answer any other questions you may have. Please contact us or stop by one of our Meet and Greet sessions.
How do I know if this group is right for my child?
- Has a lot of energy and never seems to stop moving
- Has difficulty paying attention
- Has difficulty following directions
- Is hypersensitive to various sensory stimuli: movement, sounds, tastes, smells, textures
- Your child may be diagnosed with ADHD or anxiety.
The Energy Blasters group may NOT be appropriate for your child if:
If your child has many behavior issues that require frequent redirection (is frequently aggressive, oppositional, has significant difficulty getting along with peers and being cooperative/significant issues with social skills), has cognitive delays, or has language delays that make following directions or communicating with peers and staff difficult. There are likely strategies in this group that would be helpful for your child; however, the Junior Blasters group or individual child therapy may be a better fit. We want to make sure all of the children in the group have an opportunity to learn and that all of the time is not spent trying to redirect one child from unwanted behavior.
The Energy Blasters and Junior Blasters groups may NOT be appropriate if your child is aggressive (physically or verbally) or has significant language or cognitive delays that affect their ability to follow basic directions. We accommodate children with mild language delays in the Junior Blasters group by using pictures to help teach some strategies.
Why do this with a group setting instead of individually?
Do parents participate in the group or it only for children?
What will my child get by being in this group?
What if my child was absent and unable to attend?
How many children will be in the group?
How much does it cost and when is payment due?
Does my child need to be diagnosed with ADHD or anxiety to participate?
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825 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502