C.A.M.P.P.™ a Thinking-based Social-Emotional Group
This group program is appropriate for 4 and 5 year-old children struggling with social skills and self-regulation (behaviors).
Over the past 20 years, research has demonstrated that children’s emotional and social skills are linked to their early academic standing (Wentzel & Asher, 1995), and for many children, academic achievement in their first few years of schooling appears to be built on a firm foundation of children’s emotional and social skills (Ladd, Kochenderfer, & Coleman, 1997; O’Neil et al., 1997).
Success in school involves both social-emotional and cognitive skills because social interactions, attention, and self-control affect readiness for learning. (Duncan GJ, Murnane RR, eds. Whither Opportunity. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation; 2011:47—69. 11. and Conti G, Heckman J. Pediatrics. 2013;131(suppl 2): S133—S141.)
Using modeling, role play, and group discussion, teachers can devote relatively small amounts of class time to instruct children on how to identify and label feelings, how to appropriately communicate with others about emotions, and how to resolve disputes with peers (e.g., Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group, 1999; Quinn et al., 1999). However, it was found that these programs may have only a modest, short-term impact on children’s social and emotional behaviors (Quinn et al., 1999).
Princeton University determined that one of the best ways to prepare children to be successful lifelong learners, in and out of school, is to encourage socially interactive play at early ages. 40 plus years ago Dr. Stanley Greenspan, the “father” of social-emotional pediatric intervention, intuitively knew this. Finally, scientific research is catching up.
To support healthy development The Floortime Center® has created C.A.M.P.P.™ (Communication, Adaptability, Modulation, Processing, and Parents), a thinking-based social-emotional group program focused on habilitating children’s overall emotional wellbeing while improving attention, behavior, thinking and social skills. This is appropriate for children experiencing challenges in attending, self-control/behavior, and/or social skills.
C.A.M.P.P.™ stands for,
Communication enables to express ourselves socially and emotionally. Using emotional communication we can help children develop new tools to express themselves when experiencing stress reducing the impact of the negative emotions and decreasing negative behaviors.
Adaptability and flexibility are some of the most important skills we can develop to be successful. Flexible thinking, navigating relationships, and dealing with conflict/challenges all require adaptability.
Modulation, both emotional and sensory, is our ability to perceive, experience and have proportionate and consistent reactions to our environment. Children with overreactive/sensitive systems, as well as seeking behaviors, have modulation issues. This can lead to a variety of behaviors like meltdowns, aggression, avoidance, impulsivity, etc.
Processing is understanding our emotional and sensory experiences. This allows us to think before we respond in a productive manner. Children with processing difficulties often misunderstand the world around them and react strongly to it or avoid it.
Parents are a crucial part of every program. Educating parents and supporting integration at home is necessary for comprehensive and rapid success.
C.A.M.P.P.™ is a 12-week, 3 days a week, after school program that includes individual therapy sessions, semi-structured social activities, and sensory-motor based unstructured social play each day.
**WE will be offering a 6-week mini C.A.M.P.P. starting in November
Details: Meeting from 1:30 pm-4 pm M, W, F the group will be composed of 4 and 5 year old’s needing to improve the above abilities.
Cost: $8,460 of which $5,760 can be submitted to insurance for reimbursement. We will provide invoices for individual therapy sessions, OT or SLP, that families can submit for reimbursement. *You may need a doctor’s referral or evaluation to get these covered. Please ask your insurance company.
Please contact us for more information and to apply.