Stay and Play Program


Stay and Play Therapy using the STAR Treatment Model:

Come and spend a week-long fully immersive therapy program that is supportive, interactive, and fun!

Children with SPD (Sensory Processing Differences) have been shown to benefit from intensive therapy using a sensory integration approach. GHS models our Stay and Play Therapy Program after the STAR Institute. Practicing what is known as “the Burst Model,” families come and stay nearby while receiving therapy services up to 5 times per week for 4-6 weeks at our state-of-the-art headquarters in Rescue, CA.

Our team members are certified as an Advanced Mentored Clinicians by the STAR Institute. The STAR Institute was founded by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, the leading researcher in sensory processing. Our director, Robyn Chu, is on the STAR Institute Faculty.

We are one of the few clinics in the country to offer this type of service. We use a multi-disciplinary approach to support motor coordination, language development, feeding challenges, social connection, and independence with daily living skills. We provide comprehensive support from start to finish, including on-line support once your child graduates from support in the clinic.

Sensory Processing

Sensory processing is the essence of how we experience the world, intertwining sensation with perception to navigate life’s tapestry. It’s the silent partner in everything we do, from the simplest tasks to the most complex interactions, guiding our actions and shaping our experiences. This invisible foundation supports healthy growth, active participation, learning, and emotional well-being.

Oh, what fun we’re having!

Things to Do Nearby

You can fly into the Sacramento International Airport and then stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites El Dorado Hills. This hotel is walking distance to great food, a grocery store, a movie theater, and coffee in the Town Center.


Folsom Lake

Right down the county road and wonderful for hiking, picnics, kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming.


Lake Tahoe

1.5 hours away and a peaceful, beautiful place. Great for skiing in the winter and swimming in the clear, blue water in the summer. There are many amazing hikes as well!



Visit the place where gold was first discovered in California. There are lots of trails and historical monuments.


Gold Bug Park and Mine

Step back in time when you enter the Gold Bug Mine! It’s a REAL gold mine from the Gold Rush days.



The American River is a great place to go rafting! We love the team over at Rock-N-Water.



This region a is known for it’s incredible parks including the Promontory Park with great water features and Castle Park with a great wooden castle.


Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

Operating since 1963, the zoo has been the home to hundreds of animals from squirrels and deer to bobcats and bears.


Sacramento Children’s Museum

A great place for children and families to explore and have fun!


Apple Hill

Located in Camino, there are pumpkin patches, hay and corn mazes, petting zoos, candy making, play areas, nature trails, pony rides, arts and craft activity stands, and even a miniature train ride!

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