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Social Skills Class

Fun and Friends Social Skills Group for Children Ages 4-6  |  Summer 2020

Social skills are verbal and non-verbal interactions that we use to communicate with others, and a group dynamic is a great way for children to develop and expand on their social skills. Social skills enhance peer communication and interaction. The group setting will allow for structured and unstructured social interactions with peers and therapist(s).

This group will be led by an experienced Occupational Therapist with Curative New Berlin Therapies who structures, designs, implements and adapts the activities to meet a child’s needs and allow for social interactions. Occupational Therapy addresses a range of skills from fine motor to social skills and everything in between.  The format will be primarily based around crafts and games to allow for peer interaction through conversation, sharing, taking turns, and more.

Children (ages 4-6) will develop skills such as:

  • Self-advocacy
  • Self-confidence
  • Empathy
  • Self-regulation and coping skills
  • Cooperative play (sharing, turn taking)
  • Verbal and non-verbal skills
  • Problem solving
  • Peer relationships
  • Eye contact

A parent is encouraged to be present at drop-off or pick-up to collaborate with the therapist as needed. 

Space is limited, so register early! To sign up, call us at 262-782-9015.


Six-Week Course: Mondays, June 15 - July 27 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (no class on July 6)

Cost per child: $240 for all six sessions (cash or check made payable to Curative New Berlin Therapies). We will not be able to provide refunds for a missed session.

Curative occupational therapist, Emily

Instructor: Emily, Occupational Therapist

Emily, MS, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist who works with children of all ages and abilities including: Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing, developmental delays, neurological disorders, fine motor delays, visual motor delays, and handwriting difficulties. Emily has a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary University and specialized training in Therapeutic Listening and Learning Without Tears (Pre-K and K-5 handwriting). She strives to incorporate a multi-sensory approach into her treatment sessions to maximize the child's engagement,  participation, and functional outcomes in therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, skiing, cooking, and traveling. 

Emily has also written a blog post about Occupational Therapy and how it can help children with sensory processing difficulties. 

Read her blog post


Curative New Berlin Therapies
1000 N. 92nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226


To sign up for the Social Skills sessions, please call 262-782-9015

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