We believe that children shine in their own individual ways. All children begin their journey at F.U.S.E, with an individual play based evaluation to better understand his/he history of development, personal strengths, areas of improvement, and fit with our program.
At F.U.S.E. we believe, that there is more than one way to teach a child how to be a competent social problem solver. Social skills and social interactions with peers encompass communication, flexibility, appreciating feelings, and perspective taking; all part of what we refer to as dynamic thinking and intelligence. Therefore, we dynamically fuse different evidence based approaches into one systematic model to support the WHOLE child.
The F.U.S.E. approach is based on research of typical and neurodivergent children. We model and support children as they develop both socially and emotionally. We build these skills from internal motivation and praise, rather than external reinforcement. We initially build their trust with an adult and then begin to support their enjoyment of developmentally matched peers. As they begin to enjoy the process of play and engagement, their motivation and feeling of confidence begin to grow! The ultimate goal for any child especially those who might have social challenges to find JOY in their play and engagement with others.
F.U.S.E. incorporates many different clinically effective and evidence based treatment modalities to support the WHOLE child. DIR/Floortime, Social Thinking – We Thinkers, Zones of Regulation, Yoga, Mindfulness, Sensory Integration, Handwriting without Tears, to name a few.