We uniquely offer intensive programs for all families coming to our center, out of town and local.
Children with developmental challenges benefit from intensive periods of Floortime and Floortime-based services where they receive an individually designed mixture of therapies to help them jump ahead developmentally. This involves multiple sessions per day.
The Floortime Center now has 2 Intensive Program options, a 2 week and a 12-week option (Theraschool™).
These programs are designed to create new and more efficient wiring in the brain and encourage significant and maintainable improvements in self-regulation, communication, thinking, and social skills.
Neuroscientist Edward Taub is examining the best intervals for this intense training. He has found that for plastic reorganization of the brain a two-week intensive training period of at least three hours a day seems to begin the plastic reorganization process within the brain. He is exploring this further. It has also been determined that it can take 2-4 months to solidify new habits/behaviors.
Intensive Floortime Programs include sessions in Floortime-Based services,
- Parent Floortime Coaching
- Sensory Integration Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Visuo-Cognitive Therapy
- Social Groups
- Greenspan Floortime
Parents benefit from these intensive periods by receiving coaching multiple times per week to become confident in doing Floortime. When families return home we offer distance based training through Skype, conference calls, and video clip analysis.