The Astra Foundation Special Needs Center offers introductory DIRFloortime® courses for parents throughout the year at various locations around Boston.  Courses meet for six weeks, two hours per session and two individualized mentoring sessions. Course fees are $120/individual and $160/couple attending together.

The eight-week course will consist of coaching, short presentations, video to illustrate topics, examples and lots of discussion in a supportive environment. 

  • Brainstorm how to strengthen your child’s self-regulation

  • Experiment with improving your child’s shared attention while having fun.

  • Discuss how sensory issues contribute to regulation issues.

  • Gain tips for expanding your child’s play.

  • Learn how, through play your child learns to understand emotions.  

  • Identify foundational goals for your child.

In addition to the Introductory Course in DIR Floortime, the Astra Foundation offers two follow-up courses so parents can build-on and hone their skills: 1) an intensive Floortime follow-up in Acton/Concord with three workshops and one coaching session 2) 9 follow-up workshops in Sommerville between Sep and Jan with 3 coaching sessions.  Parents are welcome to sign-up for either or both.

Upcoming course offerings and registration dates are listed below. 

For course information contact the instructor, Sarah Measures: 617.413.1355 or sarahmeasures@yahoo.com

Jan 13, Feb 3, Feb 9 (coaching), Mar 9, Apr 20, May 3 (coaching), June 1, June 29, Sept 21, oct 19, Nov 16, November 15 (coaching), Dec 7

Mondays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monthly Floortime® Follow-up for Parents in Somerville

Components of the class include: 9 Monday evening meetings, 3 coaching sessions and 3 confidential phone consultations after each mentoring session.

 

Co-Sponsored by Tal Baz

Location:

218 Holland Street (Teele Square)

Somerville MA

 

Fee:

$180 for one person, $227 for a family including caregivers (not therapists) 

Use our online registration form and pay online or mail a check ATT:  Pam Rogers made payable to The Astra Foundation, 524 Main Street, Acton MA  01720

REGISTER AND PAY 

Winter Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 25 and one 1-on-1 hour individualized mentoring session Sunday, Feb 9 (times to be decided) Phone consultations after the mentoring session are included.

Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Intensive Floortime® Follow up for Parents in Acton/Concord

 

Location:

The Astra Foundation, 524 Main Street, Acton

Fee: $60 for one adult, $75 for the family including caregivers (not therapists). 

 

Use our online registration form and pay online or mail a check made payable to The Astra Foundation, 524 Main Street, Acton MA  01720

REGISTER AND PAY 

Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 22, Apr 29

Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Co-Sponsored by Autism Resource Central

 

Includes two individualized mentoring sessions on Mar 15 & Apr 18 (family times to be selected)

Location:

Autism Resource Central

712 Plantation Street, Worcester

 

Fee:

$25 for those registered with ARC, $50 for others (includes the book, "The Child With Special Needs")

For course information contact the instructor, Sarah Measures: 617-413-1355 or sarahmeasures@yahoo.com

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