Critical Core combines modern developmental therapies with the mechanics of tabletop role-playing games to help kids connect with their families, their friends, and the world around them. Players build social confidence, communication and collaboration skills, develop frustration tolerance, emotional resilience, and caring for others, all while rolling dice and having fun.
For neurodivergent young people from the ages of 10 to 21 who show an interest in fantasy, video games, role-playing games, board games, or who just want to explore new interests or hobbies.
When playing critical core, you or your child will have to work together with others to achieve a common goal. Along the way, they will come up against challenges that will require unique problem solving and social skills to overcome. The game master (an occupational therapist) and a group facilitator will help model social interaction skills, problem solving techniques, and conflict resolution skills.
To bring together a group of young neurodivergent individuals who struggle with interpersonal relationships or social skills to play Critical Core as a medium for practicing and developing these skills in a safe and fun environment.
The cost of the program is $300 per participant for the full 8-week program. Minimum 4 participants for program to run.
Use the registration button to sign up for our Critical Core group.
If you have any questions about critical core, social-cognitive development, or about the program in general, please contact our office at (309) 423-3111 or contact our Occupational Therapist and Game Master, Drew at dleathers @ childsnature.org