Activity Therapy

Who We Serve

Children with chronic emotional disorders so severe that they are considered appropriate for institutional placement. Many children enrolled in MVP have experienced early trauma such as fetal alcohol symptoms/effects, frontal lobe damage, physical and/or sexual abuse.

Program Goals

  • Provide support to parents in managing children with explosive behaviors
  • Improve the quality of life for families of children with explosive behaviors
  • Teach the child to manage their own behavior
  • Keep the child safely in their family, school, and community

Activity Therapy Components

  • Activity Therapy sessions from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mon – Fri during the school year and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mon – Fri during summer and school breaks
  • Children are taught daily living skills, social/leisure skills, and communication and interpersonal skills
  • Children are taught to manage their own behavior
  • Frequent community activities to practice social skills
  • Parent training in behavior and crisis management
  • Occupational Therapy Sensory Training
  • OT Intervention small motor skills

Why It Works

Structure, consistency, and relationship are key components of programming. Activity Therapy is based on a fully developed, individualized treatment and behavior management plan that addresses the child’s individual needs. Activities are designed to build skills which minimize the difficulties the child experience in daily life.