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The Therapy Gym Adds DIRFloortime Therapy to Its Many Services

DIRFloortime is a therapeutic approach that emphasizes the importance of emotional and social development in children, particularly those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Some benefits of DIRFloortime include:

1. Improved communication skills: DIRFloortime helps children with ASD develop better communication skills by encouraging them to engage in social interactions and express their emotions.

2. Better emotional regulation: The approach helps children learn to regulate their emotions and reduce anxiety and stress.

3. Increased social skills: DIRFloortime emphasizes social interactions and helps children with ASD develop better social skills, such as taking turns, sharing and playing cooperatively.

4. Improved cognitive skills: The approach helps children with ASD develop better cognitive skills, such as problem-solving, reasoning and decision-making.

5. More meaningful relationships: DIRFloortime helps children with ASD build more meaningful relationships with their family members, peers and caregivers.

6. Increased independence: The approach helps children with ASD develop greater independence and autonomy, allowing them to function more effectively in their daily lives.

7. Better self-awareness: DIRFloortime helps children with ASD develop better self-awareness, including an understanding of their own emotions, thoughts and behaviors.

Overall, DIRFloortime is a holistic approach to therapy that focuses on the whole child, not just their symptoms or diagnosis. It has been shown to be effective in helping children with ASD develop better communication, social, emotional and cognitive skills, and in improving their overall quality of life.

The Therapy Gym continues to offer physical, occupational, speech, aquatic and applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy to children and young adults from birth to age 21. We are excited to now offer this therapeutic approach with an expert-level certified DIRFloortime clinician.

We continue to work with insurance and can check if your plan covers DIRFloortime therapy.

Call 201-357-0417 or email [email protected] for more information.


The Therapy Gym, owned by Dr. Elisheva Fuchs, is the leading pediatric therapy center in Bergen County. The Therapy Gym provides physical, occupational, speech, behavioral and aquatic therapy as well as many classes for kids. Only the best, highly skilled and trained therapists work at the gym to help each child reach his or her potential. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s development, call The Therapy Gym at 201-357-0417 or email [email protected]. You can also follow The Therapy Gym on Instagram and Facebook to learn more tips.

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