Classes Just for Kids
Marianjoy's Continuing Care Classes offer children with special needs additional instruction as they work toward achieving their functional goals. Classes take place at Marianjoy's main campus in Wheaton. Registration fee is $150 per class unless otherwise noted.
Please read the class descriptions carefully to ensure the
class will best suit your child's needs. If you are uncertain
whether your child meets the class requirements, you may
schedule a screening with a Marianjoy therapist. A physician
release form may be required for children with changing
medical status or if you intend to submit the class fee to your
Summer Class Schedule:
Hand in Hand Camp - Corrected description
Please Note that there is an error in our class brochure regarding the description for the Hand in Hand Camp. Below is the correct information.
Does your child have limited use of one hand and arm due to hemiparesis or injury? Has your child participated in a constraint-induced movement program and need to improve the use of their weaker arm or hand? This intensive group will focus on improving strength and coordination of the arm, wrist, and hand as related to functional skills. A variety of games, exercises, crafts, snacks, and other activities will be incorporated to maximize arm and hand use.
On the first day of class, participants will receive a removable or non-removable waterproof cast for the stronger arm in order to encourage use of the weaker hand and arm. It will be recommended that this cast be worn during waking hours for the duration of the group (2 weeks). Research has shown that this type of intensive, Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy is highly beneficial in improving hand and arm use. Because of this, participants will need an order from a physician for a constraint-induced movement cast prior to starting the group. Non-removable casts will be removed the last day of the group.
Ages: 3 years and up; participants will be grouped by age
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 June 15- June 25th
Participation Requirements: Referral from an Occupational Therapist and/or physician required. The child must be able to follow verbal directions for specific tasks and activities and work with others in a group setting. A physician’s order for a constraint-induced movement cast is also needed. Please contact Erin Luy, OT with any questions at (630) 909-6150 or email@example.com.
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Marianjoy reserves the right to cancel any class if the minimum number of attendees is not met.
The Wheaton Franciscan Sisters also offer classes on spiritual development and the healing arts on the Wheaton, Illinois, campus.