The Floortime Center

WELCOME TO THE FLOORTIME CENTER

Did you know that researchers at Duke and Penn St. found, “statistically significant associations between measured social-emotional skills in kindergarten and key young adult outcomes across multiple domains of education, employment, criminal activity, substance use, and mental health”?

Programs We Provide

Individualized Programs

Learning how to find the right words, speak smoothly, and speak clearly are aspects of being a good communicator.

THERASCHOOL

THERASCHOOL™ is not a school or therapy. It is an evidence-based 12-16 week, (4 days per week, 3-4 hours per day), program that combines the best of an individualized intensive therapy program

FOODTIME

FOODTIME™ programs are tailored to meet the needs of the individual child and are typically 24, one hour sessions over a period of 12 weeks.

OUR AIM

By integrating Floortime’s social-emotional goals and techniques with Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Social Groups, and other important services, we can help establish and strengthen the necessary skills to be successful in life and in school. These skills include communication, thinking, self-control, and flexibility. We believe in 3 key principles. The first is following a child’s lead to join their world, harness motivation, and help the child feel more in control. Secondly, to challenge the child to move up the developmental ladder, help with social problem-solving, thinking, and tolerating stress/frustration. Lastly, to expand (without taking control) to encourage creativity, abstract thinking, and understanding dynamic patterns.
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Research

Research shows that when parents spend a minimum of 30-60 minutes a day playing and interacting with their child, their child experiences healthier social-emotional development. We also know that not all parents have the time to do this and we help families find effective alternatives.

In one outcome study, families who had participated in our intensive programs experienced lasting improvements in self-control, attention, and communication while at home during quarantine (while services were put on hold). When compared with children receiving other interventions, including ABA, the majority of children who received these other interventions and programs did not consistently exhibit the ability to apply these capacities while at home. It’s important to note that we focus on ‘parent-involved’ programs.

Latest Blogs

Dynamic
Structure

A misconception about Floortime is that it is highly “unstructured”. People mistakenly think that Floortime lets kids do whatever they want

February 8, 2022

Learning and Comfort Zones

Human beings often seek to stay in their comfort zone, most of us at least. What makes a comfort zone?While the details differ for each person

February 8, 2022

Relate, Communicate, Think.

Dr. Stanley Greenspan defined Floortime as an intervention that focused on strengthening 3 elements; a child’s ability to relate, communicate and think.

February 8, 2022

School and Social
Skills

Where do children develop their social skills? This is a question you may not have deeply considered before. There seems to be a common misconception that schools

February 8, 2022

Did you know that researchers at Duke and Penn St. found, “statistically significant associations between measured social-emotional skills in kindergarten and key young adult outcomes across multiple domains of education, employment, criminal activity, substance use, and mental health”?

By integrating Floortime’s social-emotional goals and techniques with Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Social Groups, and other important services we can help establish and strengthen the necessary skills to be successful in life and in school.  These skills include communication, thinking, self-control, and flexibility. In one outcome study, families who had participated in our intensive programs experienced lasting improvements in self-control, attention, and communication while at home during quarantine (while service were put on hold). When compared with children receiving other interventions, including ABA, the majority of children who received these other interventions and programs did not consistently exhibit the ability to apply these capacities while at home. It’s important to note that we focus on ‘parent-involved’ programs.

Research shows that when parents spend a minimum of 30-60 minutes a day playing and interacting with their child, that their child experiences healthier social-emotional development. We also know that not all parents have the time to do this and we help families find effective alternatives.

For children with delays in relating, communicating, socializing, and some behavioral challenges an intensive program may be necessary. Utilizing Dr. Greenspan’s version of Floortime, The Greenspan Floortime Approach®, The Floortime Center® can help with individual therapies and intensive programs.