Why choose the Clubhouse small group therapy?

Economical: The EDGE model is able to offer all of these services each week for much less than the cost of an hour of traditional therapy.

Communication is the cornerstone of human interaction. The EDGE groups the critical communication with caregivers while therapeutically guiding the children to develop their skills with peers.

Effective: Therapists are not magicians who change the lives of children via isolated sessions each week. However, real magic does occur when therapists empower the family to incorporate professional strategies throughout the daily activities each week. This is the key ingredient to the Clubhouse EDGE model.

Multidisciplinary Support: The Clubhouse is home to multiple professional disciplines, and we incorporate all of the knowledge into our groups.

Parent Networking: Our parents bond with each other and form a community of networking and exchange of ideas. Parents leave with increased confidence, real working knowledge and ideas from other parents. As the mother of special needs children, the Clubhouse CEO knows first hand that sometimes that most valuable advice we can get is through other parents.

Types of Groups

Let’s face it – if kids don’t have some fun in the group, they aren’t going to get the maximum benefit! From the moment you enter the “Clubhouse”, you and your child will feel the difference. From the Clubhouse Café to our exciting gym, it’s all designed with kids in mind. But don’t let the environment fool you – we’re serious about our therapy and outcomes and secure only highly qualified staff to be on the Clubhouse Team.

There are picky eaters, and then there are PICKY EATERS!! Parents are often distressed by finicky eating, especially when it starts to interfere with nutrition. Sometimes, feeding problems are the result of sensory or motor-based feeding issues. This group meets in our bright and cheerful “Clubhouse Café,” where Speech Pathologists and/or Occupational Therapists maximize the positive influence of peers to help children develop all-new eating habits.

Roscoe Village– Mondays at 1PM, starting June 28th
Downers Grove– Wednesdays at 9AM, starting June 30th

Dino Diggers is a developmental playgroup designed to promote your child’s curiosity, communication, and social development in a fun and friendly learning environment! This group is led by a Master’s level Developmental Therapist and a licensed Speech/Language Pathologist.

Each week our explorers bring home a Dino Box filled with activities to carry on the Dino hunt at home. Families receive a summary of the group activities and have an opportunity to consult with the therapists.

Now enrolling at all three clinics for kids of all abilities,  Ages 3-5!

Downers Grove– Fridays from 9AM to 10:30AM, starting September 3rd (6 week program)

Speech/Language Pathologists are highly trained to diagnose and treat many of the fundamental difficulties that result in reading difficulties. “Practice” alone does not result in improvement when children are struggling due to an underlying deficit in phonology or language. We take off where the regular classroom curriculum ends and dig deeper into the root cause – and cure – of the reading disorder. Free screenings are provided.

Enrolling for 1st and 2nd graders!

Roscoe Village- Mondays at 2:15PM, starting June 21st

“Pragmatics in Action” is adapted for younger kids. In this group, children participate in fun and games while our Speech Therapists guide them in refining their peer interaction skills like turn-taking, dealing with winning and losing, “chatting”, perspective taking, respecting the feelings of others, and self-regulation. Participants should be able to function independently.

Ages 2-3 (Contact us for other periodic age level offerings)

Roscoe Village- Wednesdays at 2:30PM, starting June 23rd

This social communication program is based on the awesome work of Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking. Designed for children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulty with interpersonal communication with peers. The kids are helped to develop important social and “friendship” skills, such as turn-taking and reciprocity, understanding the perspective of others, body language recognition, topic maintenance and other skills which lead to greater success in social language situations.

Ages 8-10

Jefferson Park- Wednesdays at 2:30PM, starting June 23rd

Speech and language set in play, with theme-based classes that focus on increasing expressive communication and sound production. Ages 2-8; Speech Pathology

Development of Language, motor skills and sensory integration is the focus of this group. Our Speech and Occupational Therapists collaborate to work on emerging level skills through a structured small group setting. Picture schedules, music, gym time, and circle time help this little crowd to get ready for school! Ages 2-4

This developmental playgroup is designed to promote your child’s curiosity, communication, and social development in a fun and friendly learning environment! This group is led by a Master’s level Developmental Therapist and was developed in conjunction with a Speech/Language Pathologist. Each week we will explore a different theme and new ways to have fun with our friends! Ages 3-5

Downers Grove– Fridays from 11AM to 12:30PM, starting September 3rd (6 week program)

This group is led by Natalie Loewe, M.S., OTR/L and Director of Occupational Therapy at the Clubhouse. Natalie is also a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She has experience coaching special Olympics and co-leading adapted martial arts groups in the past. Natalie also assists with teaching the beginner level class where she is practicing.

This group uses the structure and discipline of Tae Kwon Do to create a dynamic program that emphasizes coordination, balance, motor planning, and strength. At the same time, the group will encourage development of focus, attention, self-control, and appropriate peer socialization within a group.

This is a ‘higher level’ group, with a primary focus on physical skills and development. Children must have basic direction following skills, ability to follow verbal instructions, ability to ‘stay with the group’ with minimal redirection, and not have general aggressive behaviors.

Downers Grove– Each Wednesday from 5:30PM-6:30PM

Calling Young Yogis of all abilities! Our groups for ages 3-5 and 6-10 will focus on activities such as dancing, creating yoga flow, learning new yoga poses, breath work, meditation, talking about emotions & coping strategies, and participating in fun games and obstacle courses! Our Licensed Occupational Therapists use their skills to facilitate the group in a structured and meaningful way.

Learn printing with a positive outlook and cursive with a smile! For some children the most frustrating part of school is having a head full of wonderful, creative ideas but no way to express them on paper. This unique handwriting program incorporates nationality recognized programs and our own expertise to provide the best possible experience for kids.

Hear 2 Play is a weekly group for children aged 18 months to 3 years with hearing loss run by a speech-language pathologist and developmental-hearing therapist. The group experience utilizes visual/gestural languageauditory/verbal language, and listening techniques.

Children participate in monthly themes enabling them to learn new vocabulary and concepts while generalizing them to their daily lives.

Children have the chance to socialize with other hearing aid, cochlear implant, and BAHA users and their parents have the chance to form relationships with other parents to share in all of their children’s struggles and successes!

Email info@clubhousetherapy.com for enrollment information!

At the Clubhouse, we know kids learn best from each other! In this group, kids will learn communication strategies and listening skills needed to interact with their peers and develop friendships. Skills targeted will include environmental and speech strategies, listening in background noise, and social conversations with peers.  Ages 4-7!

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