FOCUS Therapy Whole-Clinic Hide-and-Seek Helps Kids Sharpen Key Skills
We always have fun at FOCUS Therapy – but today was extra fun…. This gorgeous, sunny weather spurred us into a whole-clinic game of hide-and-seek with all our kids & therapists!
How does this help kids with therapy goals for speech, OT, PT, and ABA, you ask? SO many ways!
We worked on executive functioning skills (thinking/organization) like counting, deciding on a “safe spot,” and memorizing key phrases like, “ready or not, here I come!” They also practiced social skills like turn-taking, encouraging friends, waiting quietly, and being a good sport. And we can’t overlook all the gross motor skills practice & physical exercise they squeezed in with activities like running, squatting, balance, and spatial awareness.
After the game, we wound down with a “comprehension session,” all gathering on a circle rug where we practiced classroom/school readiness skills like raising hands, taking turns, listening when others are talking, and asking/answering who-what-when-why-where-how questions.
From the outside looking in, sometimes FOCUS Therapy sessions look like we’re “just having fun.” But that’s because we WANT it to be fun! Research shows kids learn best and are driven to give their all when they’re happy, engaged, and having a blast!
FOCUS Therapy offers speech therapy, ABA therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy to kids in Fort Myers and throughout Southwest Florida. Call (239) 313.5049 or Contact Us online.