Group Programs

In addition to our education programs and therapy services, Mitchell’s Place offers a number of Group Programming for kids of all ages.

Mommy and Me

 

This 45-minute class is designed for caregivers and children ages 12 to 24 months! By participating in this class, your child will:

– Gain strategies to foster communication skills

– Decrease frustration from communication breakdowns

– Learn developmental milestones

– Use play, songs, and movement to enhance language development

 

By 24 months of age, your child should be able to:

  • Say at least 50 words
  • Imitate new words
  • Name objects and pictures
  • Understand new words quickly
  • Use gestures and words to communicate
  • Begin putting two words together to form phrases and sentences

 

If you have concerns about your child reaching these milestones contact us.

 

This program runs for six consecutive weeks and all sessions are led by a Speech-Language Pathologist.

 

For questions about Dates, Pricing and Registration please contact Jan Hobbs at (205) 957-0294 or jhobbs@mitchells-place.com.

Motor Mouths

This 1 hour class is designed for 2 to 4 year-olds who can independently participate in a small group setting! By participating in this group program, your child will strengthen their Sensory Processing, Language and Social Skills and improve Fine and Gross Motor Skills. This program runs for six consecutive weeks and all sessions are led by a Speech-Language Pathologist and an Occupational Therapist.

 

For questions about Dates, Pricing or Registration, please contact: Marie Logan at 205-957-0294 or mlogan@mitchells-place.com.

After-School Social Skills Group

Kindergarten -1st Grade


A mixture of curriculums will be used to build a foundation in social development with this age group. These curriculums are evidence-based and have proven to be beneficial in teaching children foundational executive functioning skills essential to participating effectively in social group environments. The curriculums offer practical strategies designed to target core concepts of social development through simple terminology and kinesthetic learning activities. The concepts that will be addressed include joint attention, imitation, identification, eye gaze detection, point of view, predictions, checking in, social queries, matching behavior, and self-assessment. This group will be led by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and assisted by a Registered Behavior Therapist. This class will meet once a week from 4:00p.m.-5:30p.m. 

2nd – 5th Grade


This age group will use a mixture of curriculums to expand on the foundation that was built at a younger age. These curriculums are evidence-based and have proven to be beneficial in teaching children the social skills needed to establish and maintain friendships and peer relationships. They teach the application of more complex social concepts such as peer acceptance, conversational skills, reputation, taking no for an answer, rules of a good sport, making a best friend, resisting teasing, respect toward adults, managing competition, and avoiding physical fights. Video modeling, role play, and kinesthetic learning activities will be used as teaching tools and homework will be given each week to encourage continued application of these concepts. This group will be led by a Speech Language Pathologist and assisted by an assistant teacher or Registered Behavior Therapist. This class will meet once a week from 4:00p.m.- 5:30p.m. 

Requirements for Participation in each group:

  • Independent form of effective communication
  • Independence with toileting routine
  • Does not require one-on-one assistance for behavioral support or communication
  • Can transition through activities independently
  • The first session or two will act as a trial run for children not currently enrolled in Mitchell’s Place programming to determine appropriateness for the group. Fees will not be billed until that child has been officially accepted into the program.
Schedule: 

Fall Groups will begin the week of September 2nd and run for 12 weeks through the week of November 25th

Spring Groups will begin the week of February 3rd and run for 12 weeks through the week of April 27th

Tuesday, 4:00-5:30p.m.: 2nd-3rd Grade
Wednesday, 4:00-5:30p.m.: K-1st Grade
Thursday, 4:00-5:30p.m.:4th-5th Grade



Where

Mitchell’s Place



To Enroll

Complete the enrollment packet found HERE.

If you do not have access to a computer, call Mitchell’s Place and we will arrange to mail a physical copy of the packet. For more information please contact the Director of Outpatient Services, Anne Walker, at 205-957-0294.

If you are a new student, we will contact you to confirm your concerns to determine the appropriateness of the group for your child’s needs.