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Meet your Sunday Destination Discovery Team Leader

Emily Edginton is the Playhouse Sunday Destination Discovery Team Leader and the program is offered for all ages.  Emily is a registered behavior Technician at Engage Behavioral Health and provides direct services to teens and children.  “I heard about Gigi’s from a professor and immediatly thought it sounded like an amazing place. Not only do they provide all programs free of cost, but it also provides a community of support. I know so many children (and parents) at work who could benefit greatly from a place like this and I knew I wanted to get involved.”
“I hope to continue my education in behavior analysis at the masters  level and become a BCBA. I am also involved in a Behavior Analysis research lab at USF.”  In her free time she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors at the beach or hiking and spending time with my friends and family.

Destination Discovery is Play + Fun + Learning

Destination Discovery supports the therapeutic-based development of individuals with Down syndrome, with goals of achieving the following:

• Increase social skills, with focus on group participation and increasing leisure
activity options.
• Increase language development, with focus on vocabulary development,
receptive language skills such as following directions and answering basic
questions and promoting successful interaction with peers.
• Increase gross motor skills at each individual’s level through games and
activities aimed at active play.
• Increase fine motor skills, with focus on self-help skills and independent work.
In addition, the family will receive a Best of All book to build knowledge and:
• Understand the purpose behind all of GiGi’s Playhouse programs.
• Implement activities at home to build skills and increase motor and language
development.

 

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