The goals of our infant class are to educate parents about child development and to give parents strategies that can be incorporated at home during everyday routines. Infant class offers a time to practice skills that your child is working on in individual therapy. It also provides a nice opportunity for social interaction. The class is led each week by a "teacher" and therapists come into the class each half hour. The class typically lasts 1 1/2 hours and is held once per week. Each week the group spends 30 minutes in music therapy, 30 minutes in physical therapy, and 30 minutes in speech-language therapy or occupational therapy. Aquatic therapy is incorporated on a monthly basis in the infant class.
Our toddler class begins as an extension of the baby class and transitions through the school year to resemble the format of a preschool class. The goals are to continue to educate parents about development and to work towards greater independence so that the children will be better prepared to begin preschool as they near three years of age. The class typically lasts 2 to 2 1/2 hours and incorporates speech-language, physical, occupational, aquatic and music therapy. Aquatic therapy is also a part of this class as well.
The Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center is located in the Life Dynamics Building on the Shawnee Mission Medical Center Campus, 9120 W. 75th Street. For more information, contact us via phone at 913-676-2253