Bridge Builders Summer Camps 2019
Enrollment for Summer 2019 is now open!
Our Bridge Builders I and II camps are designed for 3- to 6-year old children looking to gain the necessary skills to be socially successful at school and at play. Our Bridge Builders campers are highly verbal, but have challenges in social communication (with adults and/or peers), classroom skills, and play skills. Our daily schedule includes direct teaching, structured games, and facilitated play in semi-structured group time in the classroom and on the playground. Skills developed include social thinking concepts, sharing, turn-taking, social conversation with peers, and coordinated joint play. Intervention techniques utilized will be consistent with the SCERTS model (Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, & Laurent), the Early CLASS (Facilitating Early Social Communication;Rollins) developmental theory and techniques, social narratives, comic strip conversations, and elements of Social Thinking (Michelle Garcia Winner) as appropriate to the individual children in the group. Campers will enjoy summer fun themes, but will also receive additional instruction in social cognitive skills such as thoughts & feelings, emotional regulation skills, social conversation, making friends, & coordinated joint play.
“Right fit” children for this group may have the following characteristics:
- Highly verbal (little to no language delay)
- Challenges in social conversation with peers
- Challenges in joint play
- Challenges in classroom skills
- Sensory processing difficulties
Bridge Builders 1 Classes are for children fitting the description above who are 3-4 years old.
Bridge Builders 2 Classes are for children fitting the description above who are 5-6 years old.
For younger campers or those for whom verbal abilities continue to be more of a challenge, check out our Building Blocks summer camps!
Camps will be held at our SCC East Dallas Clinic, located at 4600 Greenville Avenue, Suite 160, Dallas, Texas 75206
Classes will be held Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday from 1-2:30 pm. Dual enrollment (Monday-Thursday) is welcomed!
Additionally, we will offer a Bridge Builders 1 session on Tuesday/Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:30 am.
Lunch Bunch will also be offered to enrolled campers from 11:30 am – 1 pm. Campers will eat lunch together and participate in facilitated play with peers. Lunch bunch enrollment may be added for $45 per class day, with a 2-day minimum and advanced enrollment required.
Bridge Builders Morning Sessions
Bridge Builders Afternoon Sessions
How do I enroll?
Contact our clinical director, Michelle McFarlin, MS, CCC/SLP at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (214)457-0588.