UCP provides Day Treatment & Training services to children and young adults with disabilities between the ages of three and twenty-one years of age (while enrolled in High School).

Children ages 3 – 17 attend the Day Treatment & Training Program at the Laura Dozer Center while young adults, ages 18-21 attend at the Day Treatment for Adults Program, located on Williams and 17th Avenue.

The Day Treatment & Training Program is designed to provide individuals with choices in all daily activities The program embraces seven key areas of development; Physical Activity, Socialization, Communication, Sensory, Cognitive, Fine Arts and Activities of Daily Living.

Activities Offered

Physical Activities

Rain or shine, no matter what time of the year children and young adults can participate in meaningful physical activity. At UCP professionally instructed fitness classes offer individuals the opportunity to participate in dance, Tai Chi, yoga, swimming and Zumba. In addition, each classroom offers, daily access to fitness videos, Wii and personal instruction.

At UCP we are proud of our state of the art inclusive playground which gives children the opportunity to play together without barriers or exclusion! Our playground truly promotes a “life without limits” through fun, imaginative play, teamwork and exercise.

Socialization

At UCP we promote socialization by giving individuals the opportunity to succeed in social settings. We accomplish this through constructive teaching activities that encourage interaction with others and coping skills. We teach individuals to use their manners, to interact with others positively, to have appropriate classroom behavior, to better handle their frustration or anger and to resolve conflict with others.

Communication

We are dedicated to increasing the communication skills of the individuals we serve. Lesson plans and role playing give many of our individuals the opportunity to express their own thoughts and ideas. We encourage speaking at appropriate volume, appropriate body language, being an active listener and the importance of taking turns during a conversation, rather than speaking all at the same time.

Sensory

We assist individuals with sensory input that will help with self-regulation. Sensory preferences are very individual what may be calming to one person may be highly irritating to another. We work with the ISP Team and/or OT Therapists to identify sensory issues and strategies that will help the individual.

Cognition

Our program assists individuals who have difficulty with reading, writing, memory, problem solving, and money management by presenting learning materials that are fun and interactive. One example, on a field trip at the library individuals may check out books to read, staff are available to assist the individual with reading. Another example, individuals will practice money skills at the program use these skills while shopping.

Fine Arts

Fine Arts is a special way for our individuals to communicate and develop their unique abilities. Art techniques include painting, drawing, ceramics, and mosaics. In addition, Music Therapy is offered once a week, where individuals enjoy listening, singing and playing musical instruments. Music promotes socialization, communication, memorization, self-expression and motor skills.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is offered once a week, individuals enjoy listening, singing and playing musical instruments. Music promotes socialization, communication, memorization, self-expression and motor skills.

Daily Living

On a daily basis, individuals have the opportunity to participate in life skill development such as cooking and meal preparation, personal care, safety awareness, money management and more. Our program also has computer and interactive white boards for a hands on learning approach. This provides visual stimulation for learning. Through experience, we know that many of our individuals prefer this method of learning.  Lastly, community outings provide opportunities for individuals to learn, explore and engage with the diversity of their community through shopping, swimming, sporting events, eating at restaurants, attending museums, library, movies, special community events and more.

Computers/Whiteboards

Our program has computers and interactive white boards for “hands on” learning approach. This provides visual stimulation for learning. Many of our individuals prefer this method of learning.

Community Outings

We provide opportunities for individuals to learn and explore their community. Individuals engage with the community through shopping, swimming, sporting events, eating at restaurants, museums, library, movies, special community events and more.

Ratios

The program typically maintains a ratio of one staff member for every three members. However, in special  situations a one- on-one ratio can be provided (if approved by DDD). This personalized attention enhances the learning environment and is based on the individual’s needs and preferences.

Transportation

To help families with their busy schedules, we also provide transportation between the program and their schools or homes within our boundaries.

DAY TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN

Hours: Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

Kevin Lyons

DTT Program Manager

602-943-5472

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