Lumiere Children's Therapy

1500 N Clybourn Ave, Suite C-105
Chicago 60610
(312) 242-1665

Looking for enrichment classes to help support online learning and education?

Lumire offers handwriting, reading, and social skills groups to help support students during current school year schedules and virtual learning transitions!

Enrichment groups are offered in person and on-line. These groups will help supplement various areas of development as listed below.

Please visit our website for more detailed information.

HANDWRITING CLUBS

Teaching & Learning How to Write & Shine!

Handwriting is a complex activity that can greatly impact school performance and confidence. Our Handwriting Clubs are designed for kids of all ages. The two main objectives of the handwriting clubs are to:
  • assess and improve pencil grasp, posture, and hand strength
  • assess and improve the sensory perceptual skills (including visual perception and proprioception--awareness of body in space) necessary for legible handwriting

Direct instruction in handwriting will be supplemented with sensory integration and strengthening activities. We'll explore alternative seating, grasping, and table options. We base our groups on the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum, which takes a multi-sensory approach to learning.

Our groups are held in a loving environment (in-person and online options available) where kids learn through connecting to goal-oriented and purposeful handwriting activities. Your child will work with peers as a team to accomplish a common goal while incorporating handwriting. For example, we may write out the steps to a recipe and work together to make it. Or we may play a board game requiring your child to write a letter, word, or sentence in order to move forward.

Handwriting Clubs are structured into five skill-based groups with approximate age ranges that allow kids to master and graduate on to the next group - each offering more developmentally complex writing skills.

Reading Groups

Learn to Read. Read to Learn!

Lumiere's reading groups are designed by our speech therapists for optimum teaching and learning. We use the Orton-Gillingham approach to target the essential components of reading:
  • Phonics
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading fluency
  • Reading comprehension

The Orton-Gillingham approach uses research-based, systematic and multisensory strategies (seeing, hearing, touching) to help improve your child's reading, writing and spelling skills. Our reading groups also incorporate interactive online or in-person activities to make learning a fun and memorable experience!

SOCIALIGHTS CLUBS

Our social clubs are designed to enlighten the way kids act and react in society. They gain the skills and confidence to become "stars" among peers and within the community.

Interact. Socialize.

We offer a fun, relaxed setting that promotes a safe and loving environment for kids ages 2-11 to practice their social skills (virtual and in-person classes available). Each group is facilitated by a licensed and certified therapist trained in social skill development. SociaLights Clubs target four specific relation-forming skill sets:

Conversational: Initiating, maintaining, listening and engaging in conversation
Problem Solving: Identifying areas of difficulty, then developing and executing a plan to achieve goals
Perspective Taking: Recognizing and relating to others' feelings, and using cues to help guide behaviors
Cooperative Play: Respecting others' opinions and differences and acting accordingly in unexpected situations

Our SociaLights Club is structured into four age-level* groups and designed to take kids on a social interaction journey that allows them to master and "graduate" on to the next age level, offering more developmentally complex social skills sets.


Reviews

Log In or Join Now and become a member so that you can write a review.