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