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Friday, January 18, 2013

An Introduction to DIR®/Floortime for Parents

A Workshop with Live Mentoring Sessions Sponsored by The Astra Foundation and the Sharon Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SSEPAC)

In this workshop, you will learn about DIR® techniques that emphasize the relationship between parent and child as the foundation for learning. We will explore how play can deepen our insight into a child's world to support his or her emotional connections and growth. The workshop is suitable for parents of children with issues of regulation, behavior, communication or developmental delays.

The individualized mentoring sessions, held in the sensory gym, will tightly couple theory and practice, helping you to foster your child's development.

We will discuss child development, watch videotapes and play with children while learning Floortime techniques to help your child:
  • Improve attention;
  • Engage with you more strongly;
  • Be more calm and organized;
  • Communicate more effectively;
  • Play with more complexity;
  • Understand themselves and others.

Dates:        Thurs., Jan. 24, Jan. 31, March 7, May 21,
                       April 25, May 16 (Snow day May 2)

Times:      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mentoring: Sat., Feb. 2, March 30 (if needed, additional
                            coaching days on Feb. 1 and March 29)

Where:     Sharon Middle School, 75 Mountain St,
                       Sharon, MA

Tuition:  $120 for one person; $150 for the family,
                       including caregivers (not therapists)

To enroll, please fill out the registration form at www.astrafoundation.org, and mail it with a check to Pam Rogers (pam@astrafoundation.org), The Astra Foundation, 524 Main Street, Acton MA 01720.

For more information on the course, please contact the instructor, Sarah Measures, at sarahmeasures@yahoo.com, or call 617-413-1355.

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