How does the Bridges Program address my childs academic needs?
Specific academic skills are addressed on an individualized basis as needed at the Bridges Program. It is a goal for every child and family to help strengthen the processing capacities that underlie a child’s ability to read, write and execute mathematical problems. At the base of all higher-level thinking and reasoning tasks is a child’s ability to be calm in his or her body and pay attention to others. This is the core focus upon which all floortime sessions are conducted. Through specific work with occupational and physical therapists, a child’s sensory-motor profile is observed. Each clinician uses this information to entice a child into spontaneous interactions that support a child’s ability and desire to achieve an interactive flow of communication and solve simple problems with others. Once a child can consistently achieve a continuous flow of back and forth communication with a parent or caregiver, the child is challenged to think and become more logical in an interactive manne