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DIRFLOORTIME® INTERVENTION
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PLAY IS NOT FRIVOLOUS

Using the DIRFloortime® framework Helen curates play-based interventions that activate development within the context of human relationships.  Instead of zooming in on 'the problem' Helen looks at the bigger picture through a developmental, individual differences, relationship-centered lens. 

 

Determining and respecting what a child finds interesting is Helen's first step in promoting the child's developmental potential.   Helen then consciously and deliberately expands on this natural interest in a way that is meaningful to them.  Helen believes that children's development can be best nurtured through playful interactions between a caregiver and their child.  In Helen's interventions the interactive nature of play is the catalyst for developmental growth and integration.

 

PARENT COACHING

During the play Helen coaches caregivers to attune to their child to better understand their experience of the world and foster their developmental needs.  Helen curates practical strategies that facilitate the child’s capacity to regulate, engage, and communicate.  Using this approach, Helen supports each child to reach their fullest potential, while caregivers move from concern to appreciation of who their child is and relish in the joy of facilitating their development.

curating play that empowers caregivers 

TO CONNECT AND ATTUNE TO THEIR CHILD

 
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT
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THE FOUNDATION FOR EFFECTIVE INTERVENTION

The prime objective of Helen's assessment process is to enable specifically targeted support and an effective intervention program to be developed:  tailored to your child’s unique strengths and challenges.  Research shows that DIRFloortime® infused assessments and play lead to wonderful developmental progress for children and their families.  A combination of play based observations, structured play activities, caregiver questionnaires, standardized and non-standardized tests and caregiver interviews are used to gain a comprehensive picture of your family’s needs.

Through the assessment process Helen seeks to understand your child.  Through understanding a child's individual differences and how these effect their regulation and availability to be playful, Helen is able to curate play experiences to support their development.

play with a supportive-play partner
FACILITATES BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

 

NO PREP!    NO SET UP!    NO CLEAN UP!   

Simply the joy of connecting with your child through sensory play experiences.  There is always plenty of fun and of course laughter!  As well as facilitating social interaction our curated sensory play experiences support language development, creativity, ideation, cognitive growth, fine motor skills, risk taking and problem solving.  Sensory play can be calming and regulating for some children or exciting and energizing for others.  Sensory experiences in a playful context, with a supportive play partner, enable children to discover their likes and dislikes and enhances confidence as they learn to advocate for their own needs.

SENSORY PLAY EXPERIENCES
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helping Milwaukee caregivers understand

THEIR CHILD'S EXPERIENCE OF THE WORLD

 
CURATED PLAYSPACES
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IS YOUR CHILD’S PLAYSPACE READY FOR PLAY?

Toys!  It can feel like they are everywhere. A playspace full of toys can be overwhelming and distracting to children. Too many choices that are disorganized can make it difficult to find a toy to play with.

Development cannot be forced, but together we can create an environment that entices your child into interaction and facilitates connection.  Interacting with their world supports a child's meaningful development.  We will combine our expertise  to understand your child's sensory and motor needs and create a welcoming, supportive playspace for your family.  Together we can tame your toy clutter and curate play materials that meet your child’s specific needs.

to value play we need to provide
THE TIME AND THE SPACE TO PLAY