Our workshops

Fine motor skills 4-5 years:
HANDS UP!

This workshop is intended for children who will be starting kindergarten next September or who have various fine motor skill challenges at school.

Objectives:

  1. Develop laterality and hand preference.
  2. Develop muscles to adopt a mature pencil and scissor grip.
  3. Develop colouring, tracing and cutting skills.
  4. Learn how to write first name, last name and the numbers 0 to 9.

Location: Aptitude Ergo Inc. premises

Schedule: 6 sessions of 1 hour over 3 weeks, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.

  • Group 1: 29 June to 15 July 2021
  • Group 2: 3 August to 19 August 2021

Group: 2 to 4 children for 1 occupational therapist

***The activities performed in the workshop will allow for social distancing and Public Health guidelines are in place. Following registration, you will receive the details of the measures***

Fine motor skills 6-8 years:  :
SURFING THROUGH LETTERS!

This workshop is intended for children with calligraphy difficulties (legibility, inversion, proportion, space management, etc.).

Objectives:

  1. Strengthen the motor patterns of script and cursive letters.
  2. Reinforce the development of fine motor skills.
  3. Promote automated writing motor skills (speed, fluidity).
  4. Improve pencil control and pressure.
  5. Improve line spacing and organization on the sheet.

Location: Aptitude Ergo Inc. premises

Schedule: 6 sessions of 1 hour over 3 weeks, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

  • Group 1: 28 June to 14 July 2021
  • Group 2: 2 August to 18 August 2021

Group: 2 to 4 children for 1 occupational therapist

***The activities performed in the workshop will allow for social distancing and Public Health guidelines are in place. Following registration, you will receive the details of the measures***

Riding a bike 6-10 years old :

ABRACADAB-RIDE!

This workshop is for children who have difficulty switching to a two-wheeled bike.

Objectives:

  1. Promote the development of motor skills for two-wheeled cycling (e.g., leg coordination, trunk and shoulder stability).
  2. Improve self-confidence.
  3. Promote the learning of bicycle safety rules.
  4. Encourage participation in bicycle rides with parents.

Location: Parc Légaré, Laval

Schedule: 6 sessions of 1 hour and 15 minutes over 3 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm from June 28 to July 14, 2021.

Group: 2 to 4 children accompanied by a parent and an occupational therapist.

*In case of rain, the session may be moved to another night or skills may be developed indoors.

Gross motor skills 6-10 years :
SUPERHERO COURSE!

This workshop is intended for children with gross motor difficulties (balance, coordination, muscle tone, lack of self-confidence in sports, clumsiness, etc.).

Objectives:

  1. Improve bilateral coordination and arm/leg coordination.
  2. Improve the execution of a sequence of motor skills.
  3. Improve balance and postural control.
  4. Improve spatial body awareness.
  5. Decrease vestibular fears.

Location: Aptitude Ergo Inc. premises

Schedule: 6 sessions of 1 hour over 3 weeks, from June 29 to July 15, 202, Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

Group: 2 to 4 children and one occupational therapist.

***The activities performed in the workshop will allow for social distancing and Public Health guidelines are in place. Following registration, you will receive the details of the measures***

Parent-child meditation group

Workshop for parents who want simple, dynamic and playful tools to offer their child (and themselves) and to have the opportunity to develop personal and daily meditative practice. The themes covered are emotions, anxiety, anger, love and gratitude in everyday life.

Objectives:

  1. Promote the discovery of meditation as a tool to better manage the inner world of you and your child.
  2. Develop simple tools to deal with everyday challenges.
  3. Encourage distance between ourselves and the passing emotion.
  4. Bring you different perspectives for viewing the events of daily life.
  5. Take the practice of meditation with your child home.

Location: Aptitude Ergo Inc. premises

Schedule: 4 sessions over 4 weeks

  • 4 to 5 years old
  • 6 to 8 years old
  • 9 to 10 years old

Group: 2 to 4 children accompanied by a parent and a social worker.

*Given the current context – COVID-19 – the workshop is canceled for an undetermined period.

Contact us for more information
and for registration!