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St. Claire Regional to host free Social Skill Builder Camps

Community news | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Do you know a child who struggles with day-to-day interactions such as initiating conversation and reading social cues? Learning appropriate social skills can help children function better at home, school and in the community.

St. Claire Regional will be offering free Social Skill Builder camps this summer to help children ages 2-10 improve their social skills. SCR's licensed occupational therapists Amber O'Neal and Beth Reynolds will help with initiating and maintaining conversations; turn taking; self-awareness and self regulation; body language and nonverbal communication; safety awareness and physical boundaries; listening, paying attention and following directions; expressing wants, needs and emotions; and more.

The first camp will be June 19-22, with 2 and 3 year olds attending the morning session, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and 4 and 5 year olds in the evening session from 1 to 4 p.m. The second camp will be July 10-13, with 6 and 7 year olds attending from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and 8, 9 and 10 year olds from 1 to 4 p.m.

Each day will be a fun new theme like The Rainforest, Under the Sea, The Zoo and Dr. Seuss. Camps will be held in the Center for Health, Education & Research, located at 316 W. Second Street, across from the medical center. Snacks will be provided in each session.

Space is limited. Applications are now being accepted online at www.st-claire.org/skillbuilder.

For more information, call 606.783.7780.