Meet Our Programs – Teen Tastic

Teen Tastic – Focuses on building social skills with friends without Down syndrome by participating in team-based activities in a casual and fun setting. Skill development includes understanding compromise, turn-taking and problem-solving abilities. Recommended for ages 13-17 year olds

  • Increase social skills, with a focus on group participation and increasing leisure activity options
  • Increase language development with a focus on appropriateness, maintaining conversation and non-verbal social language
  • Increase gross motor skills, with a focus on general health, fitness (strength and balance) and awareness of personal space
  • Increase fine motor skills and self-help skills through participation in a variety of activities.

 

Teen Tastic – Táctica Adolescente   Énfasis en construir las destrezas sociales con amigos sin el Síndrome de Down participando en actividades basadas en equipos en un ambiente casual y divertido.    Desarrollo de destrezas incluye entendiendo soluciones intermedias o concesiones, tomar turno y habilidad de solucionar problemas. Recomendado para edades 13-17 años de edad.

  • Aumentar destrezas sociales, con énfasis en la participación en grupo y aumento en alternativas de actividad recreativa
  • Aumentar el desarrollo de lenguaje con énfasis en lenguaje apropiado, mantener una conversación y lenguaje social no-verbal
  • Aumentar destrezas motor gruesas, con énfasis en salud general, aptitud física (fortaleza y balance) y sensibilidad de espacio personal
  • Aumento en destrezas motor fino y destrezas de autoayuda a través de la participación en una variedad de actividades

2 Comments

  1. Dawn Mull on October 13, 2021 at 11:55 am

    I would like some information about the teen taste program.

    • Candi Medeiros on October 15, 2021 at 1:59 pm

      Hi Dawn,

      Thank you for your interest in our Teen Tastic Program. Teen Tastic is for participants aged 13-17 and meets on select Saturdays from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the playhouse. Please contact our Program Coordinator, Katie Turner at kturner@gigisplayhouse.org for additional information. We hope to see you at the playhouse soon!

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