Integration Station has opened their enrollment for the 2018 Sensational Summer Camp offerings!
This year we will be offering handwriting camps, feeding groups and a social skills camp!
Following family and community request, we are excited to be adding the feeding and social skills camps to the lineup! Please visit our Sensational Summer Camps for more details!
We look forward to your child joining us!More
Kelly Weynand has recently joined the IS team! We’re glad to have you Kelly!!More
Integration Station Pediatric Therapy Services is accepting children into our occupational therapy program from 0-14 years of age. Occupational therapists with expertise in early development and sensory processing are ready to support your child’s needs with morning and afternoon availability. We work with all insurances plus Medicaid.
To inquire about having your child evaluated call us @ 704-595-9363 or contact us via our website.More
Integration Station, located in the University area of North Charlotte, would like to announce the addition of therapists Ashley Stevens and Alexa Hughes. Ashley and Alexa are a great addition to the already dynamic and sought-after team of therapists specializing in child occupational therapy services at Integration Station. Welcome Ashley and Alexa!More
Charlotte Parent magazine recently published the 2014 Mom Approved Docs for the Charlotte area as nominated by parents. Integration Station is excited to announce the inclusion of director and therapist Nicole Cyphert as the only occupational therapist recommended in this years edition. To read comments made by parents in recognition of Nicole’s dedication to the children and families of Integration Station go to Charlotte Parent Mom Approved Docs 2014.
Integration Station is gearing up for two exciting new summer handwriting camps in Charlotte! If you’re interested in learning more about our summer camps or occupational therapy services for your child, contact us today!We would be more than happy to answer any questions!
Sensational Summer Camps at Integration Station provide children with the opportunity to learn through fun, multi-sensory experiences under the guidance of pediatric occupational therapy practitioners.
Through the use of the Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum, children will enhance letter recognition, letter formation, and improve fine motor abilities to support successful writing.
Our camps are designed for Rising Kindergarteners, First and Second graders who are struggling with handwriting or just need that extra boost to set them soaring from A to Z.
Learning Letters the “Write” Way- July 21st -August 1st
Children will learn to form their uppercase letters and their name. Recommended for most 4-5 year olds.
Diving into Lowercase Letters- August 4th-August 15th
Children will review accurate formation for uppercase letters, learn to form lowercase letters and properly form their name. Recommended for most 6-7 year olds.
Cost: $225 for 2 weeks including supplies
Monday-Friday, 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at registration. All fees are due prior to the first date of class.More
Control and Choices can promote calmness in a changing environment i.e. allowing your child to help rearrange furniture to place the Christmas tree, pick out holiday decorations, and holiday songs.
Decrease sensory information. Flashing lights maybe to over-stimulating for your child. White lights are a less distracting alternative.
Quiet spots and breaks can help your child calm when visiting friends and family or when family visits. After your child has had a break, encourage your child to rejoin with friends and family. Include pillows, fidget toys, and books in the quiet spot and practice going to the quiet spot to ensure the child this is a safe place.
Develop a plan. Providing predictability and preparing for the holiday changes prior to the event can be helpful! Going over the schedule for the following day at nighttime can add structure to the holidays. Simple, practiced plans are the best plans!
Routines are important to maintain over the holidays.
Environment: When decorating for the holidays try to respect the child’s favorite space or toy and see if the Christmas decorations impede their view of their favorite space or toy.
Sleep: Changes in routine can affect sleep patterns. Try to maintain sleep schedules over the busy holidays.
Food Routines: Incorporate familiar foods with holiday meals.
With the temperature changing, the sun setting earlier, and holidays around the corner, many of us begin to experience increased stress and fatigue. Implementing quick and simple strategies for calming and alerting will help us make it through the day successfully. Here are just a few quick tips for you and your little ones!
-Try making a fist and squeezing tightly several times.
-Push your hands (palms facing one another) together.
-Push your knees together while sitting.
-Shrug your shoulders (raise them up and down) several times.
-Push against a wall.
-Chair push-ups (Use your arms to lift your bottom from your chair.)
-Take a deep breath and count down from 10 .
-Use deep pressure for calming (hugs, wrapping in a blanket).
-Use quick, brisk, touch to arms and back for alerting.
-Adults and older children can use sugar-free chewing gum (monitor your child for safety).More