Embedded Enrichment

At TSGI Preschool, we partner with several organizations to provide quality therapy and enrichment. Currently, these partners provide valuable support to our children, helping each child to meet their unique needs in a fun, supportive setting.

Occupational Therapy Partner: Carolinas Rehabilitation

Michelle Yoder, Clinic Director, OTR/L, CIMI is an Ohio State University alumnus with specialty areas of practice include: certified to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT), Certified infant massage instructor, therapeutic listening, interactive metronome trained, TAMO trained, SOS feeding approach trained. Along with a colleague, Michelle developed Fundanoodle Learning Systems, a comprehensive handwriting readiness system. She enjoys reading and learning about the latest research related to Sensory Processing Disorders. Michelle’s passion is children; their laughter, silly sayings and development. She is married with two children and loves to travel with her family. Her career/life goals include performing research on children with sensory processing disorders and serving underprivileged children and the communities in which they live to enable them to perform their occupations.
Music Therapy Partner: Roots and Wings Music Therapy

Stacey Surratt is a Board-Certified Music Therapist with a MS in Music Therapy from Radford University, and is the owner of Roots and Wings Music Therapy. She has completed additional trainings in drumming techniques, music therapy for early childhood (birth-3), Interactive Metronome, sensory-based pediatric yoga, and therapeutic use of color and symbol in artwork.

She is a committee chair with the North Carolina Association of Music Therapy as well as a Practicum Supervisor with the Queens University of Charlotte Music Therapy Department. Stacey provides a creative and integrative approach to treatment, utilizing multi-sensory methods to engage with children and assist with the rehearsal and mastery of new skills.

Recreational Therapy Partner: Charlotte Parks and Recreation Department

Young Athletes™ is a unique sport and play program for children with disabilities. The focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth. Children enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Young Athletes is an early introduction to sports. The children learn new things, play, have lots of fun, and develop better social skills. The confidence boost makes it easier for them to play and talk with other children on the playground and elsewhere.

Gross Motor Development Partner: MyGym

My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. Weekly classes incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem.  MyGym programs focus on growth in all these categories because we view each step of development in these areas as an essential “building block” toward becoming a happy, healthy, well-adjusted human being. The Building Blocks program is designed to acknowledge My Gym Kids for their efforts and achievements. It is an interactive skill and development tracking and recognition system that provides specific opportunities for our students, teachers, and parents to enjoy and celebrate the attainment of key milestones together.