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October Greenspan Floortime Training
October 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
St. David’s Center, the Midwest Regional Greenspan Floortime Training Center presents a virtual, two-day professional training, led by Jake Greenspan.
What to Expect:
Over the course of two days, participants will:
- be introduced to the Greenspan Floortime Approach® and the science inside its effectiveness
- gain an understanding of The Learning Tree Model for evaluation through lecture and video, learn the Functional Emotional and Developmental Levels
- learn techniques of the Greenspan Floortime Approach®, as well as strategies to improve peer and social interaction and reduce challenging behaviors
To learn more about the training and register to attend, click here.
About the Greenspan Floortime Approach
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.