Join us for the next Club NF event, Club NF Paints Pottery, on Saturday, June 11, from 9:30 a.m. – noon at Pottery Hollow in Kirkwood, MO. With the help of St. Louis Children’s Hospital physical and occupational therapists, children will enjoy a morning of designing and painting pottery.
Activities like drawing and painting promote development of fine motor (small muscle groups of the body) skills, which are critical for handwriting, shoe-tying and many other daily tasks. In addition, this event will focus on executive function and social skills, both of which are commonly delayed in children with NF1.
Club NF is the Washington University NF Center’s free, play-based therapy program for school-aged children (K – 8th grade) with NF1 and their families. St. Louis Children’s Hospital therapists work directly with the children in small groups to accomplish a variety of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy goals in a real life, social setting. By strengthening underdeveloped skills alongside siblings and peers, these children are set up for future success in the home, classroom and community. The events are held six Saturday mornings a year at various locations and businesses in the St. Louis area, offering a variety of activities throughout the calendar year to meet the needs of all families affected by NF1. This event is made possible by generous funding from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation,