The Washington University NF Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital invite you to attend our upcoming Club NF event, a FREE therapy and educational program for children with NF1.
Join us onSaturday, February 4, for a morning of hip hop dance fun. During the event, dance instructors will lead two sessions, with a show performed for the parents at the end of each session.
The activities will target and promote development
of the following skills often delayed in children with NF1:
- Motor skills, including running, jumping and balancing to strengthen
underdeveloped muscles and improve cardiovascular function
- Executive function skills such as following multiple-step directions and
planning projects correlate to finishing homework or school projects
- Social skills enable your child to speak in a group, initiate conversation,
make eye contact and maintain a conversation
In addition, while the children are dancing, parents will attend a speaking engagement with St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Department of Hematology/Oncology Psychologist, Dr. Rebecca Foster, PhD, which will cover topics such as parenting a child with a chronic disability and stress management.
Club NF is a FREE program that gives school-aged children (grades K – 8) with NF1 the opportunity to experience therapeutic activities within the community setting. The programs are designed by occupational, physical and/or speech therapists from St. Louis Children’s Hospital to challenge and strengthen all areas of development. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend.The Washington University NF Center thanks the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation for making this program possible.