The Detroit Institute for Children – Abilities Center 2075 E. West Maple, Suite B-204 Walled Lake
The Detroit Institute for Children – Pediatric Potentials 19505 E. Eight Mile Road, St. Clair Shores
The Detroit Institute for Children’s Summer Enrichment programs build skills in communication, socialization, and gross and fine motor development while making friends and having fun. Our courses are developed by highly-trained Occupational, Physical and Speech Language Therapists.
MOTOR MOUTHS (3-5 years old)
Children learn to properly use language through fun and therapeutic activities to improve their skills and interactions with other children, while developing awareness of self and others.
SPINNING WHEELS (6 years and up)
This course will help your child gain confidence to enjoy the ride while maintaining balance, pedaling and steering independently. Focus is on strengthening core muscles, improving balance, getting on and off the bike, stopping, and continuous pedaling. Parents must be present and assist their child, and bring their child’s bike.
INFANT MASSAGE (Birth to Crawling)
Join other parents who want to bond via communication and nurture their babies through touch. Learn to help your baby relax, sooth tension and stress, and help improve baby’s awareness by using massage.
SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES (Ages 4-7 years old)
This class will encourage your child to socially interact appropriately with their peers and others in group and one-on-one situations. The class explores sensory motor and social skills including making friends, manners, sharing and turn-taking. Children will learn through fun activities designed to promote positive social behaviors and language skills.
HANDWRITING HELPERS (Kindergarten to completed 2nd grade level)
Focused on children who are experiencing difficulty with printing and cursive handwriting, this program will increase efficiency, improve legibility, and decrease frustration at home and at school. We use fun activities to address factors that impact handwriting – such as grasp pattern, postural control, strength and visual motor coordination – to improve overall letter formation and handwriting legibility.