8 Week Strength, Skills & Confidence Class
June 20-August 19, 2022
Ages 3-12 (two separate groups)
Limited class offerings and sizes
Make up and drop in classes offered
One 45 minute session per week
Drop in available (if space allows)
This therapeutic program is designed to promote core strengthening, motor planning and balance, building skills with accuracy and working on attention, focus and turn taking. The slower pace, additional support and smaller class size allows for more individual attention to focus on motor skill, social skill development and focus. Peers work together as a team to complete group physical challenges and obstacle courses, and of course have fun! We encourage children to find their inner strength and be proud of their accomplishments!
Improve your Child's Strength, Focus, Skills, and Confidence
In 2016, Dr. Amy Wheadon, OTD, OTR/L founded the structured, manualized kidSHINE Bootcamp Program that uses intense physical exercise to improve strength and self regulation in children. Which, is now an evidence-based thematic program that has been rebranded to the ExerSHINE Kids POWER Bootcamp Program and is being rolled out nationally within OT centers across the nation. Amy conducted doctoral level research on what was originally the kidSHINE Bootcamp Program in 2019 and found significant improvements in sensory processing skills, social skills, and daily activities in children with sensory processing challenges after participation in the 16 week ExerSHINE Kids POWER Bootcamp Program. The program has been expanded to include therapeutic and recreational groups for preschool aged children, elementary aged children and teenagers.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Kids In Motion’s Therapeutic and Recreational ExerSHINE Kids POWER Bootcamp Programs will improve core strength, balance, coordination, spatial awareness, motor planning, sensory processing skills and executive functioning skills using a uniquely designed, OT inspired, evidence based program. Weekly classes are highly structured, thematic, and adult guided to practice focus, concentration, listening skills, peer cooperation and social skills. Eight week sessions are designed by OT's and taught by the trained Kids In Motion’s staff therapists and assistants. Classes are 45 minutes in length.
Each class focuses on:
-strengthening exercises with focus on proper form
-self regulation strategies with explanation and practice
-group activities and challenges
-organic support for peer cooperative skills
-at home practice activities