Children and Adolescents with Developmental and Neurodevelopmental Challenges

Two programs are offered for Children and Adolescents with Developmental and Neurodevelopmental Challenges at Molloy:

An Introduction to the DIRFloortime Model: A Primer for Parents, Clinicians and Educators (8 CMTEs/LCATs/LMHCs/CTLEs)
Friday, February 28, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Public Square, Larini Room, Second Floor, Molloy College, Rockville Centre campus Presenter: John Carpente,
The Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based (DIR) Model is a framework and model that helps clinicians, parents and educators conduct a comprehensive assessment and develop an intervention program tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of children with developmental and neurodevelopmental challenges, e.g., autism spectrum disorder. The objectives of the DIRFloortime Model are to build healthy foundations for social, emotional, and intellectual capacities rather than focusing solely on discrete skills and isolated behaviors. Please click here for details.  

Molloy Opportunity for Successful Transition (MOST) Program
The MOST program is designed to afford a college experience to developmentally disabled adults from the ages of 22-27 years old by attending classes to increase their social and academic skills. Classes are given at the Molloy College Rockville Centre Campus.  The program course areas include health, wellness, budgeting, literacy, citizenship and employment. MOST allows students to connect and interact with peers on campus.  The program is designed for three years, building upon skills gained in previous semesters.  The program is designed so that the students gain academic and social skills that will allow the student to transition into employment.  Admission is once per year in the fall. The program for 2019-20 is closed. Applications for the 2020-21 school year will be available in the spring of 2020. Click here for additional information.