Spring Break mini-THERACAMP™ at The Floortime Center® (March 26th – March 30th)
is not a camp or therapy. It is an evidence-based program that combines the best of an individualized intensive therapy program, and the social opportunities and semi-structured thinking-based activities of a camp.
Researchers have determined that it takes 1-2 weeks of intensive intervention to start the process of neuroplasticity, the process by which the brain wires itself and reorganizes its wiring. For an individual to master and sustain these neurological changes the goals must continue to be worked on at home or through a longer intensive program. It can take 8 to 12 weeks (sometimes longer) to make lasting changes in the brain and develop new habits and behaviors.
For 1 week at The Floortime Center®, children will be given individualized therapy services, based on the child’s specific needs, goals, and developmental profile. Children will also receive social opportunities and some semi-structured school activities like art, music, story, and snack times to support other developmental needs.
Each day will include 2 hours of individualized therapy and 2 hours of social activities/opportunities.
Every child will receive a mix of developmental interventions including speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, visuo-cognitive therapy, Greenspan Floortime, and social opportunities. The entire program’s focus will be on social-emotional development, and all interventions will strengthen; building relationships, thinking, communication and flexibility while also improving specific areas each individual therapy can target.
Occupational Therapy– Sensory integration, sensory and emotional regulation, coordination, muscle tone, planning and sequencing (motor-based and with symbolic ideas),
Speech and Language Pathology- communication (gestural and verbal), expressive and receptive language, feeding
Visuo-Cognitive Therapy– visual-spatial processing, spatial reasoning, eye contact, transitions to different environments.
Social Opportunities-social problem solving (sharing, turn-taking, compromising, adaptability), creativity, and understanding/creating social patterns.
Greenspan Floortime – self-regulation, social patterns, emotional signaling and processing, creativity, expressive language, and adaptability