The Floortime Center

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

Human beings often seek to stay in their comfort zone, most of us at least. What makes a comfort zone? While the …

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

We recently conducted a case study to track the progress of one of our patients. We hope the results will inspire and bring hope to parents who are struggling to see improvements within their children. You may be thinking “I don’t have much time to dedicate to an intensive program” or “I want to access your services but I am out of state”. We hope this will address some of your hesitations and give you information to make the best decision for you and your child.

The term “Special Needs” can carry a negative connotation in some communities and typically refers to children with diagnostic issues. While this is important, a diagnosis simply describes a set of symptoms and doesn’t address the actual needs of the child. It is crucial that we work to understand the needs of the child, not just the diagnosis. 

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 are responsible for this development and that is simply not true. Social skills are established and developed at home with parents or caregivers within the child’s first few years of life. Schools should be used as a place to practice the skills that had previously been developed at home.