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The mission of Saint Clare
School for Special Education

is to educate children with learning differences

Our Approach

Floortime

A systematic way of working with a child to help him climb the developmental ladder, and it is the heart of what we call the developmental approach to therapy. It takes a child back to the very first milestone he may have missed, and begins the developmental process anew. By working intensively with parents and therapists, the child can climb the ladder of milestones, one rung at a time, to begin to acquire the skills he is missing.

The Greenspan Floortime Approach is a system developed by the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan. Floortime meets children where they are and builds upon their strengths and abilities through interacting and creating a warm relationship.

It challenges them to go further and to develop who they are rather than what their diagnosis says.

In Floortime, you use this time with your child to excite her interests, draw her to connect to you, and challenge her to be creative, curious, and spontaneous—all of which move her forward intellectually and emotionally. (As children get older, Floortime essentially morphs into an exciting, back-and-forth time of exploring the child’s ideas.)

For any age child, you do three things:

• 1. Follow your child’s lead, i.e. enter the child’s world and join in their emotional flow;

• 2. Challenge her to be creative and spontaneous; and

• 3. Expand the action and interaction to include all or most of her senses and motor skills as well as different emotions.

As you do all this, while staying within her focus, you are helping her practice basic thinking skills: engagement, interaction, symbolic thinking and logical thinking. To master these skills requires using all these senses, emotions, and motor skills, as The Greenspan Floortime Approach™ explains.

Dr. Greenspan developed Floortime to help families support their child’s development. Floortime can be done at home or at a clinic, but it’s useful, especially at the beginning, to have some guidance from a comprehensive source.

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Saint Clare School for Special Education

270 Upper Bukit Timah Road #01-11/12, Singapore 588211

   
Nearest Bus Stop: 3 mins walk
Buses available at the nearest Bus Stop: 67, 75, 170, 171, 184, 852, 961.

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