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Using the Greenspan Floortime Approach to strengthen communication, interaction, and learning

Floortime Family Clinic

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About The Greenspan Floortime Family Clinic (courtesy of Dr. Greenspan’s website)

Over 40 years ago, child psychiatrist Dr. Stanley Greenspan recognized the importance of meeting children on their level—both developmentally and physically—in order to maximize communicating, interacting, and learning. This meant getting on the floor to engage the child’s attention. Ultimately, Dr. Greenspan developed The Greenspan Floortime Approach to make his techniques, tips, and tools available to parents and those who work with children. The Greenspan Floortime Approach™ is the most comprehensive version of Floortime. It is both an intervention for children with special needs and a general support for healthy child development.

St. David’s Center + the Floortime Approach

In terms of practice, Floortime is a play-based model that focuses on following the child’s lead, expanding upon social interactions, and challenging children to problem solve. We use a multidisciplinary team approach, which includes a mental health professional, speech-language pathologist, and occupational therapist. Each team member is certified in The Greenspan Floortime Approach.

Tips and Strategies for Families

  • You will gain insight and understanding into how to best support your child’s development.
  • You will learn techniques to maximize your child’s communication, interaction, and learning.
  • Your child and family will feel more engaged and successful within interactions with one another and in social situations.

You will learn and practice strategies with you child in the moment and gain feedback at the end of each session. Parent(s) are expected to be in each session, and to carry over home programming of Floortime techniques for 30 minutes each day.

To learn more

Call our CORE office at 952-548-8700. We look forward to hearing from you.

Greenspan Floortime Video

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