Program Registration

 

Free Developmental Screenings for Children & Youth Ages 2 – 16

Free developmental screenings will resume in Spring 2017.

Developmental screenings are offered several times each year for children and youth ages 2 - 16. Screenings assess development in the areas of gross motor coordination, visual motor integration, cognitive-perception, sensory organization and language. Consultation regarding the results of the screening will be provided.

Pre-registration required.

Please do not register for a screening if your child already has an Individualized Education Plan or a 504 Plan.

Date: TBD
Days: TBD
Time: TBD
Cost: FREE

 

Musician Musculoskeletal Screenings, Assessments & Individual Treatment

Performance Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PRMDs) are common problems for instrumentalists.  Wellness education is provided for the prevention and management of repetitive stress and PRMDs along with individualized therapy and biomechanical/ergonomic approaches for movement normalization.

Dates/Days: By appointment only

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Programs for Children, Ages 2–11

The following programs will:

  • consist of a maximum of 6 participants
  • be paired with an Occupational Therapy student
  • be supervised by a licensed Occupational Therapist
  • be scheduled once a week for 12 weeks
  • include an individual evaluation and individualized goals for each participant.

The goals for each program are to assist:

  • the participant in attaining their personal goals
  • the Occupational Therapy students in attaining their professional goals.

To achieve both goals for the participants and the students, attendance each week is essential.

  • If an appointment MUST be missed, please be sure to notify the office at 410-704-3095 at least 24 hours in advance.

Programs for Children, Ages 2–11 

Occupational Therapy & Speech-Language Program for preschoolers (Ages 3-6)

This is a collaborative program between the Occupational Therapy Center and the Speech-Language Center. 

This program is for children 3-6 years-of-age and provides a speech, language, sensory, and motor rich therapeutic environment to preschool aged children with communication and/or motor challenges.

Program Goals
Speech, language, sensory, and motor skills are facilitated through a morning of activities including circle time, story time, craft activities, gross/fine motor activities and snack.

Each child has an individualized treatment plan to target specific speech, language and social needs. Occupational therapy services are incorporated into the program to increase sensory motor skills, increase fine motor abilities and facilitate participation.

  • Two day program
    Monday/Wednesday OR
    Tuesday/Thursday
    Time: 9:00am - 11:30am
    Dates: TBD
    Cost: $68 per day
  • Four day program:
    Monday through Thursday
    Time: 9:00am - 11:30am
    Dates:  TBD
    Cost: $68 per day

 

Teeny Tigers Parent-Child Therapy Program  (Ages 1½-3)

This is a collaborative program between the Occupational Therapy Center and the Speech-Language Center. 

This program is for those children who may experience challenges in language, motor, sensory, or social development and may need early intervention for occupational therapy and speech-language therapy. Participation in the program will provide caregivers an opportunity to participate in the therapy interventions with their child. Interventions will focus on the development and the wellness of each child based on individual goals. Informational training sessions will be available for caregivers.

  • Tuesdays: 9:30am – 11:00am
    Dates:TBD
    Cost: $60 per day

 

Tiger Cubs Sensorimotor Program  (Ages 2-5)

This is a collaborative program between the Occupational Therapy Center and the Speech-Language Center. 

This program specializes in fine motor, sensory, movement, and oral-motor activities that promote development. An individual evaluation is conducted during the first session with subsequent sessions consisting of group and individual therapy time. With the extended timeframe, a snack time allows for social engagement opportunities and the development of oral motor and feeding strategies, when needed. Goals are specifically identified for each child.

  • Fridays: 9:00am -10:30am
    Dates: TBD
    Cost: $66 per session

 

Little Tigers Sensorimotor Program (Ages 6-11)

This program is for those children who would benefit from occupational therapy services, are challenged by daily life skills and may demonstrate behaviors such as becoming frustrated with homework, disliking haircuts, being a picky eater, having trouble paying attention, touching everything, or having identified developmental delays and needs.

The program will encourage social participation while promoting fine, gross, sensory and perceptual motor skills. Participants receive group and individual time each session. An individual evaluation is conducted during the first session. Goals are specific to the individual needs of each child.

  • Tuesdays: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Dates:TBD
    Cost: $44 per session

 

Happy Handwriting Program (Ages 6-12)

This program is for children who demonstrate handwriting and fine motor challenges and would benefit from specialized instruction. Participants receive group and individual time each session. An individual evaluation is completed and individual goals are specifically identified for each child.
Readiness and writing skills will be developed through sensory and motor activities. One of the goals is to allow children to have fun with handwriting.

  • Thursdays: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Dates:TBD
    Cost: $44 per session

 

 Cowabunga Kids & Surfing (Ages 5 – 8)  

This program is a new addition to the schedule and will:

  • consist of a maximum of 6 participants
  • be inclusive and available to anyone interested in participating regardless of a disability or not
  • be paired with Occupational Therapy students
  • be supervised by a licensed Occupational Therapist
  • be scheduled once a week for 6 weeks. 

The goals for the program are to assist:

  • the participant in attaining their personal goals
  • the Occupational Therapy students in attaining their professional goals. 

To achieve both goals for the participants and the students, attendance each week is essential.

  • If an appointment MUST be missed, please be sure to notify the office at 410-704-3095 at least 24 hours in advance.

 This 6 week pilot is an inclusive program that offers a unique experiential opportunity for participants. It will promote motor and social skills incorporating Surfset Surfboard activities into the hour long session. Participants may be developing typically or may have an existing diagnosis, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder.

  • Day and Time: Mondays 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Dates: 
    Cost: $92

 

Programs for Youth and Young Adults

The following programs:

  • are for individuals ages 12 and older interested in additional life skills training
  • are led by Occupational Therapy students
  • are supervised by a licensed Occupational Therapist. 

The goals for each program are to assist:

  • the participant in attaining their personal goals
  • the Occupational Therapy students in attaining their professional goals. 

To achieve both goals for the participants and the students, attendance each week is essential.

  • If an appointment MUST be missed, please be sure to notify the office at 410-704-3095 at least 24 hours in advance.

Programs for Youth and Young Adults

Casual Cooking Program (Ages 18 and older)

This is a collaborative program between the Occupational Therapy Center and the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism.

The Casual Cooking program, under the direction of a licensed, certified Occupational Therapist and facilitated by Occupational Therapy students, will focus on meal planning, food preparation, budgeting, kitchen safety and exploration of new skills to be used in the kitchen. Participants will learn skills that can be used at home to prepare meals as independently as possible. Social opportunities occur as participants select, prepare, and sample the foods that they create. This group is open to individuals 18 years and older.

  • Day and Time: To be determined
    Dates: To be determined
    Cost: To be determined

 

Pre-driving Readiness Program (Ages  15and older)

Driving is the ultimate life skill activity that utilizes a variety of social, motor and executive function skills. This 8 week program consists of a variety of experiential activities that develop those pre-readiness skills essential to driving. Please be aware that program does not provide classroom or behind-the-wheel driver’s training. 

Occupational therapy students work with participants using a unique approach that promotes pre-driving readiness skills that include self-regulation, planning, organization, social participation, collaboration, cognitive organization, visual-motor control and timing. An evaluation is conducted with each participant. 

  • Day and Time: Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Dates: TBD
    Cost: $365 for the 8 week program

 

Adult Programs

The goals for each program are to assist:

  • the participant in attaining their personal goals
  • the Occupational Therapy students in attaining their professional goals. 

To achieve both goals for the participants and the students, attendance each week is essential.

  • If an appointment MUST be missed, please be sure to notify the office at 410-704-3095 at least 24 hours in advance.

Adult and Older Adult Programs (Ages 21+)

Stroke Survivor Group

This is a collaborative program between the Occupational Therapy Center and the Speech-Language Center.

The Stroke Survivor Group at Towson University is dedicated to providing education, support and networking for stroke survivors, caregivers and their families, friends, caregivers and health professionals interested in stroke recovery.

Each meeting is focused on a general topic of discussion. A featured speaker, or members of the group, lead discussions and share information and helpful strategies. Participants have an opportunity to meet and socialize with other stroke survivors, family members and friends. Refreshments are also served.

The group meets monthly in the Fall and Spring and holds one social event during the summer. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. You can call us at 410-704-3095 (or use the More information link below) to confirm upcoming meeting dates and to get parking instructions.

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Dates: Fall Semester
Days: Second Tuesday of the month, beginning in September 
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: FREE

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Wellness in Stroke and Head Injury (WISH)

This is a collaborative program between the Occupational Therapy Center, the Speech-Language Center, and the Wellness Center.

The WISH program is designed for recent or long-term survivors of head injury or stroke who are seeking cost-effective ways to continue their rehabilitation. WISH provides adults with speech, language and occupational therapy integrated into a variety of daily living activities. WISH members also participate in twice weekly exercise programs within our Wellness Center.

A full membership to the Wellness Center is included with the fee and members can return to use the facility at other times. The WISH program meets twice weekly on the following schedule:

  • Days: Tuesdays 9:30am -12:00pm and
              Fridays    9:30am-12:00pm
    Dates: TBD
    Cost: $65 per week 

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