Specialized Programs

Welcome to the Children’s Therapy Services Specialized Programs. The programs are an opportunity for children to receive a therapy experience in a small group setting. The programs are open to both children who are current clients as well as those who are not. Feel free to call our office if you have further questions. Early registration is recommended as our programs are anticipated to fill quickly.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT WITH MISS MARY JANE

Mary Jane Guymon is currently a music specialist within the Lincoln-Way High School child care system. She was the music speciali8st for Good Shepherd Center for Exceptional Children for twelve years. Mary Jane taught parent-toddler music at Flossmoor Community Preschool for ten years. She has also taught at Speed Early Learning Center, Kindermusik in Park Forest, and preschool music at Ancona Montessori School in Hyde Park. Mary Jane was co-director of the highly regarded Drama Group Kids Camp for nine years. She is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and can be seen performing through the Chicagoland area. Mary Jane holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Brigham Young University. She has received extensive training from the Illinois Early Intervention Program and is trained Kindermusik educator.

Come enjoy a class for children and parents with fun music, small hand instruments, movement and laughter. This class is created to build language skills, social relationships, sensory processing, motor development and most importantly, celebrate life!

  • Tuneful Tots (18 months – 3 years) 9-9:40
  • Jr. Jazzers (3-5 years) 10-10:50
  • Sunshine Singers (5-8 years) 11-11:30

There will be no make-up sessions. A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 students will be allowed. This class is open to ALL children who love MUSIC! Contact Children’s Therapy Services at 815-469-1118 to schedule. Fee: $108.00

CREATIVE ART GROUP WITH MISS MONIQUE

Monique Prohaska, MA ATR is a Registered Art Therapist through the Art Therapy Credentials Board and has ten years of experience working with children and adolescents in schools and in special education. She is a graduate of the Art Therapy Masters Program at the University of Illinois. Monique also created the Art Therapy Program at the Southwest Cook County Cooperative and has worked extensively with their Alternative and Communication Development Program.

Come and enjoy a small group art experience for children and parents with exploration, experimentation and imagination! These groups are designed to encourage the child to choose his/her own topic for their artwork. All groups will incorporate exploration of various art materials: drawing, painting, collage and printmaking. Verbal discussion will focus on thoughts and feelings about experimenting with the art materials and creating personal artwork.

  • Sensory Expressionists (2-4 years) Expressionist artists sought to express the meaning of “being alive” and emotional experiences. Monday 10-10:50
  • Creative Kaleidoscopes (3-5 years) All the sensory input and the facts the child is exposed to become like the pieces in a kaleidoscope. The revolving of the drum is compared to creative thinking. Monday 11–11:50
  • Open Studio Impressionists (5-8 years) Impressionist artists sought to be independent, spontaneous and used movement to express thoughts and feelings. Monday 9-9:50

There will be no make-up sessions. A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 students will be allowed. This class is open to ALL children who love ART! Call Children’s Therapy Services at 815-469-1118 to schedule.

Fee: $108.00 plus art materials.

SCHEDULING AND FEES:

  • Groups will meet once per week for 50 minutes in length for 6 weeks.
  • The groups will be held on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings.
  • Specific times will be determined.
  • The fee is payable in full one week prior to the beginning of the group.
  • Parents will be given a paid receipt for reimbursement from their insurance company.
  • There will be no make-up classes.
  • Enrollment is on a first come basis.
  • Start date will be Monday June 14th or Thursday June 18th.
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