Winter 2018 Newsletter
Speech and Language on the Road
Are you heading out on a road trip over the holidays? Try some of these car games to work on speech and language skills while traveling.
Scavenger Hunt: Make a list of things to look for before the trip and mark them off as you find them. Be creative; you will be surprised by what you will find. Examples could include: A house with colorful lights, a snowman, a tow truck, a cow, etc.
Sound hunt: If your child is working on a specific articulation sound, look for things that contain that sound. See if you can find 10 or 20 different things
I’m Going on a Picnic: One person starts and says, “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing ____” The next person says, “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing ___ and ___”. Each person has to recite what the people before them said and add one more item. See how far you can go before the list gets too long to remember
Would You Rather: One person presents a “Would you Rather” question such as, “Would you rather eat your least favorite food every day for a year or not be able to eat your favorite food for a whole year?” or “Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible?” Each person has to pick one of the choices and explain why they picked it.
Local sensory friendly events
Special morning of play dates on December 9th from 9 to 11 AM, 2019 dates will be posted on the website. Call (360) 956-0818 ext 0 with questions.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
An inclusive experience on Sun. Dec. 9th 2018 9 to 10 AM, 2019 dates will be posted on their website.
AMC Rosedale 14
Sensory friendly films on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every Month.
Children’s Theater Company presents
How the Grinch Stole Christmas November 6th2018 to January 4th2019
Mr. Poppins Penguins January 15th to February 24th 2019
A Note from the Office
Beginning Dec 17th, we will be updating and verifying current insurance coverage, contact information, release authorizations and other important information for each client. Please return these forms ASAP so we can continue with your child’s care without interruption. Beginning January 1, 2019, we will be collecting co-payments at the time of service, rather than billing monthly for this amount. We currently accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, HSA or personal checks.
Metro Therapy will be closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday the 25th in observance of Christmas. We will be closed Tuesday, January 1st for New Years. Please call our office to reschedule your sessions for those days, or to schedule any make up sessions for previously missed days.
Review us on Facebook
Metro Therapy posts relevant articles, activities, photos from our clinic day and videos several times a week. We also post about our schedule; openings for makeups, snow days and possible clinic closures. The best way to keep up-to-date with Metro happenings is through Facebook!
Follow our Facebook page and write a review for us either on Facebook or Google on or before January 1st, 2019 and you will be entered to win a gift card to Target!
Becka Haensel and Lindsey Brown completed a full day feeding course entitled “Complex Feeding Issues ( Sensory, Motor, and Behavior Techniques)