PLAY WITH PURPOSE !

A group for children with self-regulation and/or sensory challenges and their families

 

This unique  group program takes a family-centered and play-based approach in supporting children with self regulation and/or sensory processing issues. Participation in our “Play with Purpose” group includes 6 group sessions for children and 2 parent workshops. In the groups sessions, your child will be learning about their big emotions and exploring new coping strategies.    The parent workshops are aimed at building parents’ skills around supporting their children.

 

 Summer Schedule 2019

 All sessions are scheduled for 6 pm Thursday 

  • August 1st              Parent workshop
  • August 8th             Children’s group
  • August 15th           Children’s group
  • August 21st           Children’s group
  • August 29th          Children’s group
  • September 5th     Children’s group
  • September 12th   Parent workshop

Fall Schedule 2019 

All sessions are scheduled for 6 pm Thursday

  • October 3rd              Parent workshop
  • October 10                Children’s group
  • October 17                Children’s group
  • October 24               Children’s group
  • November 7             Children’s group
  • November 14          Children’s group
  • November 21          Parent workshop

 

Three Ways to Register:

1. Complete our online registration form 

2. Call 647-236-4263 

3. e-mail:  lizette@handskillsforchildren.com 

**New clients to Hand Skills For Children will require the completion of a  sensorimotor assessment within the last 6 months by an Occupational Therapist to establish eligibility for the group and set individual therapy goals. In addition, Vithurry would complete a complimentary phone interview. 

**There are no refunds for missed sessions. 

 

Meet your Group Occupational Therapist: 

Vithurry (Vi) Sivaloganathan is a registered occupational therapist with experience providing individual and group therapy services to children in the areas of self-regulation, sensory processing, social skills, and fine and gross motor skills. Vi has developed and facilitated group therapy services and parent workshops for both private and public agencies.  She has also provided consultation services for individual students in the classroom and for organizations including TDSB Section 23 schools and EarlyON child and family centres. She brings her unique experience in mental health, and applies a play-based and family-centered approach to support children and their families to reach their goals.  Vi is currently on staff at the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health.