Recognizing Each Child As An Individual
Many children benefit from a more individualized approach for enhancing development. kidSHINE occupational therapists are skilled at supporting each child's unique learning style and recognizing how to empower each child to achieve motor milestones and functional independence. kidSHINE's comprehensive OT evaluations identify specific areas of strength and areas of growth that will impact a child's participation in daily occupations (play, school and self care). Weekly treatment sessions utilize a play-based approach and meaningful activities that focus on a child’s specific interests, hidden strengths and talents.
Motor Learning, Confidence & Empowerment
There is a significant growing body of research indicating that children who participate in daily structured physical activities not only improve strength, but also demonstrate improved focus and regulatory skills, enhanced organizational skills, and an improved capacity to learn and retain information. There is also research showing that children who participate in peer-based cooperative social groups demonstrate enhanced confidence with same aged peers, are more effective at solving problems and negotiating issues with others and demonstrate increased flexibility in novel situations.
kidSHINE is excited to merge physical skills, sensory motor skills and social skills by offering our evidence based, trademarked EXERSHINEkids POWER Bootcamp Program at our Rowley location. EXERSHINEkids POWER Bootcamp uses intense physical exercise as a change agent to improve strength, skills, confidence and self regulation in children of all ages and ability levels. The EXERSHINEkids POWER Bootcamp Program framework is firmly rooted in occupational therapy, incorporating several OT theories within the program's design and implementation. EXERSHINEkids POWER Bootcamp is designed to help children achieve and surpass developmental and motor milestones, by valuing positive reinforcement in a child friendly, supportive and encouraging environment. When children feel happy and safe and are engaged in a meaningful activity, skill development is more effective, children feel empowered and are motivated to work hard, and they become proud of their own accomplishments.
What We Offer
Children learn and grow when they are engaged in play, exercise and meaningful activity. Physical movement builds strength, focus, self-regulation and confidence. Group training is not only motivating, but also enhances peer interaction, cooperative team building skills, and the ability to follow directions. Individualized support helps each child to target specific areas tailored towards functional goal achievement. Children who come to kidSHINE may participate in our EXERSHINEkids POWER Bootcamp Program, our 1:1 OT treatment sessions, or a combination of both, depending on which path best aligns with their goals.