ABOUT US

What is Greenspan Floortime Occupational Therapy? 

Occupational therapy is a branch of health care that focuses on helping children develop the necessary skills to function happily and independently in day-to-day activities or “occupations.” We use the Greenspan Floortime Approach at Minds In Motion to target the social and emotional building blocks necessary to harness these skills. This comprehensive and holistic approach focuses on building skills from the ground up while considering a child’s individual differences and needs. 

 

The Greenspan Floortime Approach entails following the child’s lead to tap into their motivation, challenge them to build new skills by being active thinkers/participants, and expand their emotional range and skillset. Therapy prioritizes sensory regulation, interaction, and emotional regulation, which are foundational building blocks for learning, communicating, and adapting to the environment. 

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Who We Serve

Our practice is for you if your child is struggling with:

  • Toileting/potty training

  • Sensory sensitivities/avoidances

  • Sensory seeking behaviors

  • Trying new foods

  • Learning challenges

  • Anxiety that impacts participation in daily tasks

  • Self-Regulation difficulties

  • Attention and focus 

  • Following routines

  • Transitions 

  • Behaviors that impact making new friends

  • Executive functioning including planning, organizing, self monitoring, memory, etc.

Parents who:

  • Need support managing challenging behaviors

  • Need education on sensory and emotional regulation

  • Need support working through challenging mealtimes

  • Need guidance on development of motor skills and building independence in day to day tasks.

Meet Jiselle

Jiselle is the founder and executive director of Minds in Motion. She has been a practicing occupational therapist within pediatrics for almost ten years. Over those years, she has found that developing a genuine and trusting relationship with children is the first step to joining them on their therapeutic journey. Jiselle's work empowers children to improve their quality of life, develop confidence and lifelong skills. Her passion is to provide individualized quality care that treats the whole child rather than only focusing on their deficits.  

 

Jiselle received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Human Services from Old Dominion University and her Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. She then moved to the Washington D.C. area, where she began her career in outpatient pediatrics serving children and families with a wide variety of diagnoses. She is trained in the Greenspan Floortime Approach and holds a level three certification in the DIR model. She has extensive experience coaching and teaching parents how to use the developmental approach to help children with regulatory challenges, sensory processing difficulties, and social-emotional challenges. She is also Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) trained and certified and has multiple years of experience working with picky eaters and treating emotional regulation as it correlates to feeding. Jiselle has been a keynote speaker at Greenspan Floortime conferences and has presented on occupational therapy using the Greenspan Floortime Approach.  

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