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Pathways OT Summer groups and workshops

Pathways OT Groups are meant to be enjoyed by teens and young adults with or without a diagnosis. Our groups are specifically geared toward students with social difficulties, anxiety, sensory processing differences, and difficulties with attention and focus. With a focus on developing positive relationships, our groups hope to offer opportunities for new learning in preparation for adulthood.

Due to our present model, we do not accept insurance at this time. We offer income-based fee options and discounts are available to those who may qualify. If you have previously taken a Pathways OT group, we take $50 off of this upcoming group. If taking two groups simultaneously, we take $50 off the second group.

8-Week Group: Social Skills (Ages 14+)

Our High School Social Skills Group is geared toward socially motivated students looking for an in-depth understanding of complex social skills with a focus on making and keeping friends. The group is based on the program called PEERS® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills®). The 90 minute group consists of a lesson, video modeling, role playing, and practice within a safe environment.

Topics Covered: Appropriate conversational skills, how to find common interests in conversations, how to enter/exit group and individual conversations, using social media and texting for friendships, being a good host during hangouts, finding a good source of friends, handling arguments appropriately between peers, how to change a bad reputation, how to handle teasing and bullying, and using/responding to humor appropriately

Cost: $300 ($50 discount available if simultaneously taking or have previously taken a Pathways OT Group) *Income-based fee options available for those who may qualify

8 Weekly Meetings: Tuesday Nights 6-7:30PM starting June 12th- August 7th

Group Location: Geonetric Building, New Bohemia District, Cedar Rapids, IA

Limited Spaces Available

8-Week Group: Life Skills (Ages 14+)

Pathways Life Skills Group prepares teens to handle the stress of daily life by providing age appropriate strategies for promoting positive thinking and increasing mindfulness. This group takes place in a relaxed environment where teens will learn tools for stress management, while also improving in areas such as handling emotions, gaining confidence, improving social skills, reducing procrastination, and reducing impulsivity. Sensory strategies and tools are taught as a supplement to a mindfulness-based stress reduction curriculum. Teens will receive a yoga mat and workbook as part of this group.

Cost: $275 ($50 discount available if simultaneously taking or have previously taken a Pathways OT Group) *Income-based fee options available for those who may qualify

8 Weekly Meetings: Wednesday Nights 6-7:30PM starting June 13th

Group Location: Geonetric Building, New Bohemia District, Cedar Rapids, IA

Limited Spaces Available

8-Week Group: Young Adults (Ages 18+)

The Young Adult Group will meet once a week to learn and practice skills needed for success in college and on the job. Topic areas include sleep, self-advocacy, tools for handling stress and reducing negative thoughts, and managing difficult situations on the job and in college. Additional topics can be covered dependent on group interests and needs.

Cost: $275 ($50 discount available if simultaneously taking or have previously taken a Pathways OT Group) *Income-based fee options available for those who may qualify

8 Weekly Meetings: Thursday Nights 6-7:30PM starting June 14th

Group Location: Geonetric Building, New Bohemia District, Cedar Rapids, IA

Limited Spaces Available

*Now Offering*

Join us for a five session group centered around making satisfying foods and engaging in conversation with others. This group is for teens that would like to learn how to make simple meals and have the opportunity to socialize with others. Teens that already have strong cooking skills are welcome and may be encouraged to be a resource to others.

Example recipes include, but are not limited to, flatbread pizzas, pretzels, wraps, tacos, nachos, and pasta dishes. Individuals will have the opportunity to customize their foods while also working as a part of a team and respecting others’ food wishes and needs. This group does accommodate dietary needs with possibilities for adaptations to recipes. Groups consist of preparing, plating, serving, and enjoying the meal together as a group followed by individually-directed social time following the meal.

Cost: $150 ($50 discount available if simultaneously taking or have previously taken a Pathways OT Group) *Income-based fee options available for those who may qualify

Meeting Times: Five Saturday Nights this Summer, June 16th, June 30th, July 7th, July 21st, and August 11th from 5-7PM

Location: Geonetric Building, New Bohemia District, Cedar Rapids, IA

Participants: Ages 14+ and with a basic understanding of kitchen safety (i.e. safe knife use and heat appliances safety) *Support and learning for food preparation skills is a part of this group

Limited Spaces Available

*Now Offering*

Join us for a 3 hour workshop that will teach teens strategies for managing stress and increasing mindful thinking. Teens will take home strategies and tools to recognize stress, positively cope with negative thinking, develop present-moment awareness in daily activities, and apply tools to managing relationships and social media.

Cost: $150, Includes a mat and workbook to take home

Location: Geonetric Building, New Bohemia District, Cedar Rapids, IA

Limited Spaces Available

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