FOCUS is available year-round as an afterschool program on weeknights in most of our clinics. The session times are:
Daily After-School Session: 3:00pm - 6:00pm or 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Note: Group activities are run 4:00pm - 5:30pm
If a child receives other therapies after school, the FOCUS therapy program schedule can accommodate those scheduled therapy times. Children will leave FOCUS for the duration of their specific therapy service and then return to the group afterwards.
Develop Community Awareness
The FOCUS ABA therapy program also emphasizes building community awareness. Participants will practice conversational skills and social exercises in the context of the broader community. For example, the group may be asked to interview a public service professional (e.g. firefighter) or participate in a community project day activity.
Between group activities, participants will be taught calming strategies that help them regulate their emotional responses. This helps children return to baseline behavior and stress levels after partaking in a stimulating activity.