STAR Institute for Sensory Processing | Kids Out and About Denver

STAR Institute for Sensory Processing

Address: 
6911 S Yosemite St
Centennial , CO , 80112
Phone: 303-221-STAR (7827)
39° 35' 28.2408" N, 104° 53' 10.9464" W
Contact name: 
Director
Ages for which our activities are most appropriate: 
STAR Institute is the leading international clinic for the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with sensory processing challenges and other conditions in which sensory differences commonly exist, e.g., attention deficit disorders, autism and social emotional differences. Our dedicated, multi-disciplinary team addresses regulation and relationships, community engagement, mental health, feeding and eating, academic/vocational success, communication, and language development through the lifespan. STAR Institute treatment teams consist of expert specialists in the fields of: Occupational Therapy Feeding Therapy Speech & Language Therapy Social Emotional Health Mental Health Services School Readiness Therapeutic Classroom Autism Specific Services

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Exercise & Health, Healthful Living, Hands-on

Organization learning resources

Title Description Cost
Snack and Play Program
PUBLISHED

In-person | For children ages 3-5

Snack and Play program brings together children ages 3-5 to a fun and social environment to work on creating positive food experiences while they develop and expand various sensory capacities and food skills. This 12-week program is designed for children who have challenges around mealtimes and eating.  The group lays foundations for feeding that will support children in feeling comfortable at the table and more willing to explore a variety of foods. By learning a new routine and structure around foods, by practicing eating with peers, and by learning about foods through play, children will build their capacity for social eating in daycares, schools, and other peer environments.

Lead by STAR therapists, sessions begin with sensory motor warm-ups to get their bodies and brains moving. The group then engages in play-based learning at the table. Food is provided by STAR and selected each session based on the play themes, goals, and sensory/oral motor needs of the children. Our Snack and Play program is a great way for kids to make connections and learn from peers. Parents benefit from 12 tailored educational sessions while being able to watch their kids from behind a two-way mirror.  

Duration: 90 minutes, 1x weekly for 12 weeks
Dates: Thursdays, October 7-January 20
            (No Sessions 11/11, 11/25 & 12/23)
Time: 9:15am to 10:45am
Cost: $2200 for 24 sessions (12 Snack & Play sessions & 12 Parent Education sessions)

Exercise / Health / Yoga
Preschool
Misc
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Imagine Adventure Club
PUBLISHED

This social club uses tabletop games to build community, teamwork, self-confidence, and flexibility in a setting that is motivating, exciting, and enjoyable. Children will play board games and interactive games with peers in a fun and safe virtual space where they can be themselves, learn to express themselves, and learn to make friends. For ages 7-12 years old.

Game
Misc
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Language Launch
PUBLISHED

For verbal children ages 7-9 focused on language stimulation and expansion. All activities are facilitated by a speech pathologist. Each session will include vocabulary building, answering questions, following directions, and auditory memory activities. 

  • 9:00AM - 25 minutes
  • $240/8 sessions
  • Monday-Thursday (2 week blocks, 8 sessions per block period)
  • Session Blocks: 
    • Sept 8-Sept 17 *Only 7 sessions due to Labor Day/reduced pricing
    • Sept 21-Oct 1
    • Oct 5 - Oct 15
    • Oct 19-Oct 29
Academic - General
Reading
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
$
Language Leaps
PUBLISHED

For verbal children ages 4-6 focused on language stimulation and expansion. All activities are facilitated by a speech pathologist. Each session will include vocabulary building, following directions, and an early phonics task. 

  • 9:00AM - 25 minutes
  • $240/8 sessions
  • Monday-Thursday (2 week blocks, 8 sessions per block period)
  • Session Blocks: 
    • Sept 8-Sept 17 *Only 7 sessions due to Labor Day/reduced pricing
    • Sept 21-Oct 1
    • Oct 5 - Oct 15
    • Oct 19-Oct 29
Academic - General
Reading
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
$
School Readiness and Booster Program
PUBLISHED

Our in-person school readiness booster program is designed to enhance your child's skills and build on their strengths to prepare them for a school environment. Our goal is to provide a supportive, therapeutic group program that allows your child to build confidence, self-esteem, self-awareness, and maintain the regulation they need to transition to the school setting. 

Our occupational therapists have extensive training in sensory integration approach and the DIR/Floortime methodology, both of which focus on the child's capacity to regulate and communicate.

This program helps with:

  • Difficulty separating from parents 
  • Potty training difficulties 
  • Frequent meltdowns 
  • Difficulty socializing 
  • Lack of independence 
  • Delayed play skills and other milestones 
  • Communication and advocating
  • Delayed fine motor and visual perceptual skills
  • Building cognitive and physical endurance for the school year
  • Identifying supports and accommodations for the classroom setting

 

Thanks in part to the Get Grounded Foundation we now have 4 Full Scholarship opportunities available for the Winter 2021 semester.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the intake form below and select YES when asked if you are interested in taking part in funding assistance. Applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received. Duration of the awarded scholarship will be determined on a case by case basis, established by the needs of the child/family and the assessment completed by the STAR Institute team. For additional questions please contact us at groups@spdstar.org

Academic - General
Academic - General
Reading / Writing / Literacy
Misc
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
$