Floortime is a type of social-pragmatic play therapy based on the Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-based model (DIR) created by Stanley Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D. The theory behind floortime is to encourage a child with an autism spectrum disorder to interact, communicate and explore by meeting them on their level.
Floortime does not specifically target language, motor skills, or cognition, but seeks to foster emotional development and interpersonal connection.
What does it involve?
During Floortime, the parent, caregiver or therapist sits on the floor with the child, joining them on their level. The play is led by the child, ... read more