"Next Step's" Small Group Global Program
Parent/Caregiver Participation Program
Next Step's small group global program is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary (occupational, physical, speech therapy, along with social/emotional, cognitive and adaptive self-care skill building) program designed for children from 12 to 36 months of age who are demonstrating delays in development with a sensory and/or motor-based origin, with difficulties in cognition, social-emotional and communication skills.
Our program is three hours long and all activities are play-based and child-oriented. The goals of our group program include, but are not limited to: Improving communication skills (intent, joint attention, and symbolic behavior) Improving emotional regulation (support emotional well-being to assist children to be more available for social interaction and learning) Improving sensory processing, Improving peer interactions, Improving play skills, Improving acquisition of motor skills, Improving transitions between activities, Purposeful parent and caregiver education.
Embedded in the program are Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Adaptive Self/Care, and Social Emotional/Social Communication Therapy.