Group Programs

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Available Groups

Caregiver Support: Coping Strategies for Parents After Diagnosis

6:00pm-7:00pm Thursday, December 2nd at our Westview location. In this group, participants will learn about themselves as a caregiver.

Christmas Caregiver & Child Story Time

10:00am-11:00am Saturday, December 4th at our Riverside location. What’s your favorite holiday smell!? This special storytime session will incorporate hands on learning to smell different winter scents as we read “The Sweet Smell of Christmas”. The session will also focus on songs, early literacy skill development, and peer interaction. You…

Confident me!

5:00pm – 6:00pm Jan 3, 2022 – Mar 24, 2022 (weekly on Monday’s) at our Riverside location. In this group, children will build self-esteem and confidence. This group will help to increase and develop healthy self-esteem through the use of positive affirmations, coping skills, and social interactions with others.

Elementary: Strategies to manage anxiety

10:00am-11:00am December 27, 2021 – December 30, 2021 at our Riverside location. In this group, children will learn how to cope with stress, fears, and worries. The “What to do When You Worry” workbook modeled during this group will promote positive coping skills using cognitive behavioral techniques. This interactive group…

FREE Virtual Caregiver Support Groups

Sign up for our FREE virtual support groups, Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm.

Lego Social Skills

4:30pm-5:30pm January 6, 2022 – March 3, 2022 (weekly on Thursday’s) at our Westview location. Challenge your social skills and your lego building skills in this group! You will work in pairs or small groups to face lego challenges. We will work to build social skills of cooperation, initiation, turn-taking,…

Let it Snow, Child and Caregiver story time

10:00am-11:00am Saturday, January 8th at our Riverside location. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow! Join us for a winter themed storytime session focusing on songs, movement, early literacy skill development, and peer interaction. You will work on language skills taught by a licensed speech-language pathologist to help…

Middle School: Strategies to Manage Anxiety

11:00am-12:00pm December 27, 2021 – December 30, 2021 at our Westview location. Do ANTs Rule You? In this group, children will learn to identify the Automatic Negative Thoughts that run rampant and change how we view ourselves and the world. This interactive group will provide skills to educate and challenge…

Mindful Yoga

10:00am-11:00am Thursday, December 23rd at our Riverside location, and 1:00pm-2:00pm Thursday, December 23rd at our Westview location. Come for an hour and learn how to do mindful yoga. Explore how to calm your brain while you work your body and build inner and outer strength. Bring a towel or a…

Preschool Caregiver Support Group

Basal Preschool offers a free parent/caregiver support group on the 2nd Thursday and Friday of each month at 9:00 am at our Riverside location. This group will be led by one of Basal Therapies’ licensed mental health clinicians and will provide a time for preschool families to connect. Various topics,…

Social Thinking Detectives

5:00pm – 6:00pm January 5, 2022-March 23, 2022( weekly on Wednesday’s) at our Riverside location. We will introduce three ways for your child to become a Social Detective. Children will explore ways to figure out what other people mean by what they say and do. Making observations and predictions about…

Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning

In this group, your child will learn strategies to help improve cognitive skills used to analyze tasks, break them into steps, and keep them in mind until the task is completed. Executive functioning skills are needed for your child to manage their time effectively, remember information, understand written directions, solve…

Future Groups

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Group

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) encompasses a variety of techniques and tools to help individuals express thoughts, wants and needs, feelings, and ideas. In this group, your child will have a chance to communicate with others who are also using AAC. Topics will vary based on group interests and needs.

Caregiver Support Group

These groups are for parents who desire to gain knowledge and understanding of their child’s development and disorders, to learn about community resources for kids and families, and to gain emotional support for the challenges of raising a family with children with delays and disabilities.

Child & Caregiver Storytime

These sessions will focus on improving socialization through songs, early literacy skill development, and peer interaction. You will work on early language skills taught by a licensed speech-language pathologist to help develop your child’s speech production, language comprehension and expression, and basic concept knowledge. Best of all, you will leave…

Creative Colors: Art Therapy

Making art is effective in improving mood, sensory integration, and calming the body and mind, especially with children who have experienced traumatic events. Additionally, art therapy is a non-verbal communication tool and effective for children that have difficulty articulating their thoughts and feelings.

Elementary: Social Thinking/Social Detective

We will introduce three ways for your child to become a Social Detective. Children will explore ways to figure out what other people mean by what they say and do. Making observations and predictions about another’s actions, feelings, and non-verbal communication will set your child up to learn more about…

Feeding groups

Our feeding group is for children who are picky eaters and problem feeders. We will use play-based as well as evidenced­-based approaches to address the feeding needs of your child in a fun and relaxed environment. Each group is led by one therapists with extensive training in a wide variety…

Handwriting Fundamentals

We will provide a fun approach to writing and help refine pre-writing and writing skills. Our trained therapists will be using the Handwriting Without Tears Program, which uses a multi-sensory approach. This includes manipulating, singing and feeling for handwriting success.

Learn to Ride a Bike

In this group, your child will participate in activities that will help them improve balance and motor coordination. They will learn to sequence steps needed to independently and safely ride a bike!

Learn to Tie your Shoes

In this group, your child will improve dexterity through developmentally-appropriate play activities. They will learn to sequence steps needed to achieve independence for this essential skill!

Let’s Play! Sports Readiness

Participation in organized, team sports may be an enjoyable way for children to increase their physical activity. However, they need fundamental motor skills, such as throwing, running and jumping, to have an enjoyable and safe experience. In this group, you child will practice those foundation skills!

Lunch Bunch

Help your child navigate the social challenges of the lunchroom! In this small group, your child will learn ways to make and keep friends, participate in conversations, and practice problem-solving!

Managing BIG Emotions

In this group, children will explore ways to manage big emotions, such as anger, worry, excitement, or sadness with use of various coping strategies, tools, even familiar objects!

Mini Motors

This group is designed to rev up your little mover’s engine! Children will practice navigating their environment safely to increase participation in play and learning! Led with input from our special educator and physical therapist, your mini mover will grow their foundation for early learning.

Motor Movers

This group is designed for a tune up of your child’s fine and gross motor skills! Children will practice skills related to fine motor and body coordination, along with strength and balance! Activities will compliment grade level expectations.

Pop Social Skills

Thematic events for a night of fun and a great way to learn strategies to help your child make new friends, engage in shared enjoyment, and practice strategies they can use with their own peers!

Social Playtime

This social playtime will help your toddler learn how to begin engaging in a group, including sharing during activities, and taking turns in simple routines and games! Early language learning and movement activities will enhance your child’s development!

Strategies to Improve Attention

In this group, middle schoolers will learn strategies to help improve cognitive skills used to analyze tasks, break them into steps, and increase focus to complete them!