Group motor time is offered once a week to the preschool program. Each week, our Occupational Therapist plans gross/fine motor activities that relate to preschool classroom themes. Therapy is conducted in our on-site motor room.
For school-age students, an Occupational Therapist is available for observation and consultation in the classroom upon the request of a staff member or parent.
Individual Occupational Therapy is also available at an additional fee through The Children’s Clinic at Capitol School of Austin. Private OT sessions may be scheduled before or after school or even during the school day.
School-age students receive weekly Sportball classes designed to facilitate gross motor skills including balance, stamina, strength, timing and coordination. Sportball’s multi-sport group program operates on the belief that kids learn best when they’re having fun in a supportive, non-competitive setting that encourages teamwork.
A certified Music Therapist designs and leads weekly group music therapy sessions for all preschool and school-age students. The music program incorporates musical instruments, singing, improvisation, pictures, puppets, hands-on experiences and dances in order to improve kids’ communication, socialization, academic and musical skills. Private music therapy sessions are also available through The Children’s Clinic at Capitol School of Austin.
Art is incorporated in the preschool classrooms as part of their weekly class schedule. Activities are designed to expand language, as well as, allow creativity to flow. Art teachers are brought in each semester for special projects which frequently highlight a specific artist’s work. An art show during CSA’s annual Performance Day showcases students’ work.
All students have the opportunity to visit the CSA library weekly to check out books. During library time, CSA’s librarian reads stories related to each classroom’s theme for the week.
Dance is offered to preschool classes as part of their weekly class schedule. Teachers from Dance Discovery teach students to explore creative movement skills along with stretching exercises and gross motor movement. Students explore rhythm through marching, galloping, and leaping. Storytelling is also used to keep the students actively engaged in the movement process.
Levels 3-7 (K-4th) participate weekly in creative dramatics. These classes culminate in an annual spring play, also part of CSA’s Performance Day, presented to parents, grandparents, and fellow students.