Leigh offers a free initial phone call to assess whether your family needs Child’Space developmental education, a postpartum doula or both.
Introductory House Call - Free
Leigh shares her unique model of sensory education and her history working with parents and infants.
Leigh listens to your concerns about parenting and assesses your needs.
After the Birth of your Baby
Introductory 1st Session - 2 hours - $150
Parents (caregivers) share history and describe concerns about their infant or any birth related trauma.
Leigh observes baby and family communications.
Leigh conducts hands-on assessment of infant
Leigh introduces the sensory education process both for parents (caregivers) and baby, concretely focused on their infant’s current developmental stage.
If you decide to work with Leigh after the introductory visit, more sessions can be scheduled. The frequency of visits and the number of hours depends on what needs are identified in the introductory session.
( Zoom options are available for all services )
Hours and Fee Structure
Depending on the needs of the baby and parents we will schedule 2-8 house calls per month. (visits last up to 2 hours each time).
$150. per visit if you sign up for a month-long package plus travel @ $75. Per hour.
$200. per visit, without a package, plus travel @ $75. Per hour.
(Some reduced fees and bartered exchanges are possible. Please let’s discuss if your budget will not allow for the above fees.)
(Brief phone and text communications between sessions are not charged.)
Description of Services Leigh Provides
Child’Space Method: Strength-based sensory education for parents to somatically understand the developmental stages of their infant and how to assist their baby through transitional movement sequences supporting their child’s motor, emotional and cognitive development.
Parent education to enhance the attachment relationship with the infant and support their emotional regulation and self-care practices.
Non-judgemental parental support to work through the difficulties related to the birth and being a new parent, including hands-on bodywork for trauma.
Guidance and support to address parent anxieties and fears related to parenting and sort through conflicting on-line information, as well as to share referrals to other professionals, if needed.
Phone, video and text contact as needed to bridge between sessions. (Leigh will assess what you need and most often plan to address it in your next child or parent session.)
Skills parents learn and the benefits to their baby
Specific types of proprioceptive touch designed to help a baby develop a body map in their brain so they know where they are in space.
Face-to-face interactions and specific voice techniques that elicit early language development and enhance the attachment bond.
Learning to observe their infant’s non-verbal, sensory world, which deepens the bond with their baby and builds confidence in both parents and baby.
Floor-time activities that teach parents how to engage their infant’s curiosity and developmental ambitions through play, some of which teaches a baby how to regulate their nervous system.
Fine and gross motor development movement strategies all of which enhance cognitive development and the attachment bond.
All family attachment and co-regulation support including all caregivers and siblings.