While you may be familiar with ABA therapy, have you ever heard of the Floortime approach?
While ABA therapy focuses on correcting existing behaviors, Floortime focuses on getting to the root cause of the child’s behavior through play. Floortime has exploded in popularity due to the success it has seen, and is quickly becoming the most sought after form of therapy for children with autism and developmental disabilities.
What is interesting about the Floortime method is that it can be implemented by any discipline whether you are a speech therapist, occupational therapist, or special educator. Therefore, any therapist within any discipline has much to gain by learning more about the Floortime approach, especially since the form of therapy is now approved by insurance!
Encore, an agency in Lakewood, has now announced that they are offering training in Floortime approach to their employees through TTI. The best part is that all one needs is a bachelor’s degree. This makes it a perfect opportunity for anyone seeking a career that will truly make a difference.
The field has huge potential for growth, especially for those who will join now and be among the first to get their certification. Encore works on completely training new employees in the Floortime approach, with constant dedicated supervision. No prior knowledge of the approach is needed.
Floortime providers can become supervisors themselves once they earn the official Floortime Certificate, which is offered by TTI. The course trains students in the field, and while it is not necessary to take the course to work as a provider, it is needed to move up to the position of supervisor.
So what happens if you don’t have a bachelor’s degree yet? TTI has partnered with Encore to make it easy for those who want to work and grow in the Floortime approach. The world renowned accreditation program has over 25 years of experience collaborating with highly respected universities to offer accredited college degrees and certificates, without compromising on community values.
A bachelor’s degree can be earned in as little as six months! The credits towards your bachelor’s degree can be transferred from your seminary, and the rest can be earned by taking exams on your own schedule. Their dedicated staff will guide you through the entire process.
As an added bonus, if you obtain your bachelor’s degree through TTI and are serious about becoming skilled in the Floortime approach, TTI will help you with employment opportunities at Encore, where you will receive valuable training while also working towards receiving certification to work as a supervisor.
Those who have already begun training and working in the Floortime approach have been raving about it. In the hallway at Encore headquarters, an employee was overheard saying,
“It’s so exciting to come to work each day knowing I am truly making a difference in children’s lives. It also definitely doesn’t hurt that I have an amazing work environment with like minded individuals who all are constantly seeking to learn more and grow!”