The Detroit Institute for Children Abilities Center, 2075 E. West Maple Road, Suite B204, Walled Lake
The Detroit Institute for Children Pediatric Potentials, 19505 E. Eight Mile Road, St. Clair Shores
The Detroit Institute for Children is excited to offer Summer Enrichment Courses this summer! Our courses offer individual and group therapy based classes to help build skills in communication, socialization, and gross and fine motor development while making friends and having fun! These courses are supported by highly trained Occupational, Physical and Speech Language Therapists. This summer the DIC will be offering:
Motor Mouths: Ages 3-5
Children will learn how to properly use language through fun and therapeutic activities in an environment that will promote and improve their skills and interactions with other children, while promoting awareness of self and others.
Spinning Wheels: Ages 6 years and older
This course will help your child gain confidence to enjoy the ride while maintaining balance, pedaling and steering independently. Focus will be on strengthening core muscles, improving balance, learning to get on and off the bike, stopping and pedaling. Parents will need to attend and bring the child’s bike to each class.
Social Butterflies: Ages 4-7
This course will teach and encourage your child to socially interact appropriately with their peers and others in a group and in one on one situations. They will explore sensory motor and social skills including making friends, manners, sharing and turn taking.
Kids Club: Ages 8-12
This class will explore topics of understanding value in social skills including making friends, developing conversational skills, learning to recognize and manage anxiety, understanding situational awareness and relationship boundaries while working together as a whole to establish a common goal. This course will provide strategies to increase flexibility and modify behaviors in social situations.
Music Time: Parent/Toddler class for 2-4
This course focuses on socialization, promoting vocalization through singing, encourages fine motor skill development through exploration of musical instruments, and facilitates gross motor skill improvement through music and movement activities.