The Floortime Center Workshops

The Floortime Center Workshops

Every program at The Floortime Center™ is based on Stanley Greenspan M.D.'s Developmental Individual Difference Relationship-based model (DIR), developed by Stanley Greenspan, MD.

The Directors: Jake Greenspan and Tim Bleecker were directly trained and mentored by Dr. Stanley Greenspan for over 10 years. Jake Greenspan and Tim Bleecker are the co-directors of The Floortime Center™ in Bethesda, Maryland, formerly known as DIR Support Services. Since the start of The Floortime Center™ in 2004, they have worked with over 800 families, and have presented 1 to 4 day workshops for dozens of health and educational organizations. Workshops include: -Training the entire Special Ed. District of Maui, HI in DIR/Floortime™ -Working on an ongoing basis with multiple Special Ed. Schools throughout the US. -Training many different special needs organizations in DIR/Floortime™

Mission: The Floortime Center™ programs developed by Stanley Greenspan, are designed for each family, and are organized to meet each childs learning and developmental needs.

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www.floortimemanual.com In research on over 200 children the Floortime kids improved their relating and communicating over the kids using behavioral treatments.

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Dr. Greenspan's The Learning Tree: Children, Relationships, and Emotional Health

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• • Finally, over the last 5 years, multiple international studies have been published proving the effectiveness of Floortime and Floortime-based approaches.

The lack of empirical and scientific evidence has always been the major critique of Floortime, but now with clinical and neurological data it is certain that Floortime works at not only the behavioral level, but also the neurological.

•• For the last 30 years Dr. Greenspan knew that Floortime worked from a clinical perspective. • •


• • Having successfully treated thousands of families, and achieving levels of development with children some doctors described as impossible he knew that it was just a matter of time before there was enough evidence to support his intervention.

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[04/22/12]   Did you know the GREENSPAN FLOORTIME APPROACH offers parents a tool to help evaluate their child’s strengths and weaknesses and track their progress? And, it is available Year-Round, First time is FREE, with no obligations.

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Can autistic kids be helped by a play-based program? - Health - CBC News

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cbc.ca Canadian researchers have carried out the first study of a play-based therapy program that has had some remarkable success in drawing some autistic children out of their solitary worlds. The CBC's Ioanna Roumeliotis offers a moving look inside floortime therapy.

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Through using the DIR model and Floortime we aim to stimulate emotional, cognitive, and social development, and achieve these goals under positive circumstances.

dirss.com The Floortime Center provides the highest quality DIR/Floortime services. Trained by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, we apply his version of Floortime.

LEARN FLOORTIME from Jake Greenspan & Tim Bleecker, THURSDAY • JUNE 16, 2011 • 9AM - 4PM • UNLV-Las Vegas, NV Student Union Room #208

NOW, Parents & Professionals attending the Floortime™Workshop-UNLV will experience how Dr. Greenspans' 40 year career encouraged parents, teachers & therapists to use Floortime™ to help Autism and SPD challenged children.

http://www.dirss.com/floortimetraining/lasvegasworkshop.html

“Floortime,” as Dr. Greenspan called his approach, is used in special-education classrooms and clinics around the world.

FLOORTIME, The option to ... individualize developmental gains for each child.
 
The option to ... promote shared attention.
The option to ... develop engaged communication.
The option to ... promote extended communication.
The option to ... elevate educational levels.
The option to ... increase cognition.
The option to ... promote self-regulated behavior.
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FLOORTIME, The option to ... individualize developmental gains for each child.

The option to ... promote shared attention.
The option to ... develop engaged communication.
The option to ... promote extended communication.
The option to ... elevate educational levels.
The option to ... increase cognition.
The option to ... promote self-regulated behavior.
The option to ...

SEE: http://go.unlv.edu/node/5569

VISIT: http://go.unlv.edu/node/5569

The option to ... individualize developmental gains for each child
The option to ... promote shared attention.
The option to ... develop engaged communication.
The option to ... promote extended communication.
The option to ... elevate educational levels.
The option to ... increase cognition.
The option to ... promote self-regulated behavior.
The option to ...

VISIT: http://go.unlv.edu/node/5569

The option to ... individualize developmental gains for each child
The option to ... promote shared attention.
The option to ... develop engaged communication.
The option to ... promote extended communication.
The option to ... elevate educational levels.
The option to ... increase cognition.
The option to ... promote self-regulated behavior.
The option to ...

VISIT: http://go.unlv.edu/node/5569

The option to ... individualize developmental gains for each child
The option to ... promote shared attention.
The option to ... develop engaged communication.
The option to ... promote extended communication.
The option to ... elevate educational levels.
The option to ... increase cognition.
The option to ... promote self-regulated behavior.
The option to ...

VISIT: http://go.unlv.edu/node/5569

The option to ... individualize developmental gains for each child
The option to ... promote shared attention.
The option to ... develop engaged communication.
The option to ... promote extended communication.
The option to ... elevate educational levels.
The option to ... increase cognition.
The option to ... promote self-regulated behavior.
The option to ...

The Floortime Center, the option to . . . address each Special Child's unique challenges and individual needs • Learn how . . . Call us at: (301) 657-1130 today.

UNLV EVENT: A FULL-DAY Floortime Workshop: http://go.unlv.edu/node/5569


The Floortime Center™ Workshop presented by
JAKE GREENSPAN & TIM BLEECKER at UNLV, Las Vegas

June 16, 2011, Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 P.M
UNLV - Student Union Bldg., Meeting Room 208	
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

DESIGNED for ~ Parents of Special Needs Children, Autism & ASD Facilitators, Special Education, SLD, LD, Teachers • School Counselors • Early Childhood Education College Students, • SLP’s OT’s • PT’s • Recreation Center Inclusion Staff • Therapists • Pediatricians, and people caring for children with, Autism, ASD, ADD, ADHD, IDD, Anxiety Disorder, Behavior, Social Delay, Sensory Processing Disorder, Down Syndrome & Fragile -X Syndrome . . . . . and many other Developmental Delays or, Disorders.

UNLV EVENT: A FULL-DAY Floortime Workshop: http://go.unlv.edu/node/5569


The Floortime Center™ Workshop presented by
JAKE GREENSPAN & TIM BLEECKER at UNLV, Las Vegas

June 16, 2011, Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 P.M
UNLV - Student Union Bldg., Meeting Room 208
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

DESIGNED for ~ Parents of Special Needs Children, Autism & ASD Facilitators, Special Education, SLD, LD, Teachers • School Counselors • Early Childhood Education College Students, • SLP’s OT’s • PT’s • Recreation Center Inclusion Staff • Therapists • Pediatricians, and people caring for children with, Autism, ASD, ADD, ADHD, IDD, Anxiety Disorder, Behavior, Social Delay, Sensory Processing Disorder, Down Syndrome & Fragile -X Syndrome . . . . . and many other Developmental Delays or, Disorders.

 A FULL DAY ~  Floortime Workshop, with  
JAKE GREENSPAN & TIM BLEECKER at UNLV, Las Vegas, Nevada

Thursday. June 16, 2011 
9:00 AM - 4:00 P.M
UNLV - Student Union Bldg. - Meeting Room 208	
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada  89119

• You will be presented with an overview of the DIR model (Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based) and how it identifies the child's functional emotional development.

• You will screen many video examples at the workshop on how to evaluate children using the DIR Model, as well as how to implement Floortime.

• You will develop an understanding of Floortime and how to use it to promote emotional, social, and cognitive development in children or all ages.

• We will discuss the different types of learning relationships present in these children's lives, while looking at the roles and responsibilities of the people in these relationships: teacher/child, parent/child, and therapist/child. 

• You will immediately begin to apply some of the techniques discussed to facilitate development.


Register for a discount now: 301-657-1130, or visit
http://www.dirss.com/registration.html
Groups of 4 or more call 10% discount: 301-657-1130

• The first 15 parents and the first 15 professionals to register will receive a free copy of, " Engaging Autism " by Dr. Stanley Greenspan.


Cost: Before June 01, 2011
Parents, College Students: $80 per person
Professionals $120 per person

After June 01, 2011
Parents, College Students:  $90
Professionals $130


Universities & Colleges, School Districts, Parents Groups, call The Floortime Center™ at: 301-657-1130   or, Visit: TheFloortimeCenter.com for your Floortime Workshop needs

A FULL DAY ~ Floortime Workshop, with
JAKE GREENSPAN & TIM BLEECKER at UNLV, Las Vegas, Nevada

Thursday. June 16, 2011
9:00 AM - 4:00 P.M
UNLV - Student Union Bldg. - Meeting Room 208
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

• You will be presented with an overview of the DIR model (Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based) and how it identifies the child's functional emotional development.

• You will screen many video examples at the workshop on how to evaluate children using the DIR Model, as well as how to implement Floortime.

• You will develop an understanding of Floortime and how to use it to promote emotional, social, and cognitive development in children or all ages.

• We will discuss the different types of learning relationships present in these children's lives, while looking at the roles and responsibilities of the people in these relationships: teacher/child, parent/child, and therapist/child.

• You will immediately begin to apply some of the techniques discussed to facilitate development.


Register for a discount now: 301-657-1130, or visit
http://www.dirss.com/registration.html
Groups of 4 or more call 10% discount: 301-657-1130

• The first 15 parents and the first 15 professionals to register will receive a free copy of, " Engaging Autism " by Dr. Stanley Greenspan.


Cost: Before June 01, 2011
Parents, College Students: $80 per person
Professionals $120 per person

After June 01, 2011
Parents, College Students: $90
Professionals $130


Universities & Colleges, School Districts, Parents Groups, call The Floortime Center™ at: 301-657-1130 or, Visit: TheFloortimeCenter.com for your Floortime Workshop needs

REGISTER NOW ~ for the FULL-DAY, Floortime Workshop, presented by
Jake GREENSPAN & Tim BLEECKER, at UNLV-Las Vegas, NV.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 in the Student Union Bldg. Meeting Room 208.
ADDRESS: 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Click: http://www.dirss.com/floortimetraining/lasvegasworkshop.html

The first 15 parents and the first 15 professionals to register will receive a free copy of Engaging Autism by Dr. Stanley Greenspan

UNLV EVENT: A FULL-DAY Floortime Workshop: http://go.unlv.edu/node/5569

UNLV EVENT: A FULL-DAY Floortime Workshop: http://go.unlv.edu/node/5569

UNLV Las Vegas • The Floortime Center Workshop June 16, 2011

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Since 2004 The Floortime Center™, formerly known as DIR Support Services, has been dedicated to providing individualized high quality services to families affected with Autism and ASD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Retts, learning challenges, and behavior challenges.
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