Group Services in Simi Valley

Programs through our Child Development Center

Motion Picture Pals

This program is designed for children ages 2–5 who present within the autism spectrum and have limited communication skills or are nonverbal. Motion Picture Pals combines sensory motor skills and functional communication through the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Children participate in intensive individual therapy, small-group therapy, sensory motor activities, crafts and other social interactions. The caring and committed staff includes early childhood education, speech and language and occupational therapy specialists.

Kids in Motion

This group program for children 6 and up is designed for those who best benefit from a sensory approach for learning. Facilitated by occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language therapists, and child development educators, this program offers exploration of materials to enhance interpersonal skills and provides opportunities for gross and fine motor development.

After School Club

Our After School Club program is a once-a-week, two-hour group session for children ages 6–14. The purpose of the group is to provide a therapeutic setting where gross motor skills, fine motor skills and language development occur in a socially appropriate manner. Age-appropriate skills are modified as needed based on the challenges or limitations that the children in the group may display. Therapy staff from all disciplines motivate children to interact with peers meaningfully as they further develop coordination, balance, learning and language. The After School Club is six to eight weeks in duration and offered at least quarterly.