"Develop play, social and communication skills by tapping into your child’s strengths,
interests and sensory skills"
What is Floortime?
Floortime is the centerpiece of the Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based (DIR) Model developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan. Using the DIR/Floortime approach we meet your child at his/her current developmental level, and building upon his/her unique strengths to foster social, emotional and cognitive development. Following your child’s lead; tuning into his/her interests and desires to harness the power of motivation; and tailoring our interactions to your child’s individual differences in sensory reactivity, sensory processing and motor planning, are hallmarks of this approach. At POTS we develop a sensory profile for each child that provides a basis for Sensory Integration/Floortime sessions.
Who benefits from Floortime?
Individuals with challenges in relating and communicating, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Where does Floortime take place, and with whom?
Floortime, literally involves getting down on the floor to play with a child, but can be carried out any place you find yourself with your child, such as the grocery store, playground, mall or carpool line. Grandparents, siblings and others involved in your child’s life are encouraged to participate in Floortime training sessions at POTS to expand your child’s repertoire and to provide him/her with a wide variety of opportunities for practice.
Where can I find additional information about Floortime?
Visit the ICDL website at http://www.icdl.com/DIR