Programs

We offer a number of unique programs that have been developed with families in mind. Our programs expand the “natural environment” of home or school to include neighborhood activities that are both fun and therapeutic. We look forward to engaging with you and your child to explore!

If you are looking to make payment for program registration, please click here.

Registration Forms for programs are available by clicking the link under the program description.

New Programs: for the Summer of 2022, we have 4 new programs for you to consider:

Forest Friends at Wilkerson Nature Preserve

In this 4-week group program, children will receive innovative skilled OT services outdoors at a nature preserve, addressing individual goals in a unique format. Children will have the opportunity to engage in group sessions targeting multiple areas of functioning including:

  • play,
  • fine and gross motor tasks,
  • sensory-based activities,
  • mindfulness strategies,
  • skills for school, and
  • being social and building friendships

-all while enjoying the natural therapeutic benefits of connecting with nature. Activities will occur in a community garden, along some of the hiking trails, and in the fields between the garden and trails.

This program is designed* for children ages 4-8 years old. Enrollment is open for a total of six children and is priced at $100 for the whole month of July.

The program will be held at Anne Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park located at 5229 Awls Haven Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614 

Sessions will be held on Fridays from 10:15 am to 11:45 am beginning July 8th and running through July 29th.

*Contact us if your child is older/younger for a consult. We may be able to accommodate you based on some intake questions. Thanks!

Sensory Modulation

In this 5-week program, children will receive skilled OT services in a group of 4 in order to address sensory modulation skills. This innovative program will provide children the opportunity of a multi-sensory environment in the garden. We will focus on the development of motor skills to foster a sense of well-being.

This group will be $80 for 5 weeks.

All groups will be held at Holly Springs Community Center Garden (301 Stinson Ave Holly Springs)

Cohort 2: (July 12th -Aug 9th 10:30- 12)

Ages 3-8 welcome!

Kindergarten Readiness

In this 8-week group program children will receive skilled OT services to address the critical skills needed for kindergarten readiness. This program will be in a small group format of 4 individuals and will be targeting core critical skills needed when entering the classroom.

This group will be $120 for 8 weeks at the Hunt Community Center Garden (301 Stinson Ave., Holly Springs).

Time: June 7th to July 26th on Tuesday mornings from 8:30-10am

Ages 3-5 are welcome!

Eco-sensory (“Forest Friends”)

In this 8-week group program children will receive innovative skilled OT services in an outdoor wooded setting, addressing individual goals in a novel format. Children will get the opportunity to engage in group sessions targeting multiple areas of functioning while enjoying the natural therapeutic benefits of being in the forest.

Enrollment is limited to 6 children. The fee for this group will be $120 for 8 weeks.

Groups will be held at Schenck Forest: 4501 Reedy Creek Rd Raleigh

Thursdays from June 9th-July 28th 9- 10:30.

Seeds & Sprouts

We provide a range of gardening experiences including home kits that have been sent home to our families and a community garden at the Hunt Community Center in Holly Springs that includes raised vegetable and flower gardens. While this location primarily serves southern Wake County, we are actively launching new locations – please check back for details!

SK8 S’cool

SK8 S’cool is a new program by Locus that is currently occurring in driveways and on sidewalks across our service area. The pilot program includes the use of a skateboard or scooter board to help children work on motor planning and skills, balance, and other goals from their customized plan. Future plans include an expansion of this program to community sites and small group gatherings.

This program is currently on hold as we develop community-based partnerships. Our program has been developed in collaboration with the founder of Everyday Skate in New Zealand. Check out their video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/266025771

Barn Buddies

Barn Buddies is our hippotherapy and barnyard skills program. Participants work on sensory input and motor planning and skills while seated atop a horse with adult sidewalkers or around the barn and pasture with a creative curriculum that is sure to engage. This program was inactive during the early stages of the pandemic and is being relaunched. It is suitable for children 3+.

We welcome you to email our Director of Program Development, Lauren Clark, to learn more about these programs: LaurenC@locusfct.com


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