Many children respond well to interactions and challenges when they are with other children their own age. Activities that were once difficult or frustrating become enjoyable and easier to accomplish when they’re part of group play. Opportunities to enhance social interaction, communication, and mobility frequently develop throughout group interaction.
Therapists at the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah at Memorial University Medical Center use group therapy to address a variety of needs, including speech/language, oral motor, gross motor, fine motor, sensory motor, handwriting, and augmentative/alternative communication.
Children are enrolled in groups based on their age and needs. The group may serve as an adjunct to individual treatment or it may be all the child needs to promote success. Groups typically range in size from two to eight children.