THERACAMP™ at The Floortime Center® (June 13th – August 21st)
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 these 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 10 weeks 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.
Every child will receive a unique mix of developmental interventions including speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, visuo-cognitive therapy, Greenspan Floortime, parent coaching sessions, 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 communication
Greenspan Floortime – self-regulation, social patterns, emotional signaling and processing, creativity, expressive language, and adaptability
Parent Greenspan Floortime Coaching– caregiver/child relationship, behavioral control, communication, and thinking
The 12-week program will be run three times a year and only be available for 4 to 6 children each session. There will be at least 1 adult to every 2 children and at times 1 to 1. Admission into the program is based on a child’s developmental ability and goals, and how they fit with the other children in the program.