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 on Saturday, August 6, at The Lodge Des Peres for a morning ofyoga and swimming! Kids will enjoy a yoga class led by Courtney Metzinger,OTD, MFA, OTR/L, an occupational therapist from St. Louis Children’sHospital. Your child with NF1 will benefit fromattending this event in the following ways:
- 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
Parents will attend a presentation led by Elizabeth Fox, the RegionalCoordinator from MPACT (Missouri Parents Act), to discuss “Understandingthe Evaluation Process” as it relates to special education services.Lunch will be served to those who RSVP. Bring your swimming gear (including sunscreen and towels) as guests will beprovided with day passes to the indoor and outdoor pools at The Lodge.
View the event flyer for additional event details.
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.