Floortime Strategies to Promote Development in Children and Teens: A User’s Guide to the DIR® Model

Floortime is a highly effective intervention approach for children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disorders. This guide breaks floortime down into a curriculum of simple, sequenced strategies you can use right away to support the social and cognitive development of children and teens. Quick instructions and examples for each method are laid out for easy viewing in the midst of a play session. Experts explain the theoretical background and the basics of how to play and interact with children in ways that motivate them, make the most of their natural interests, and help them develop critical new social, emotional, and intellectual capacities.

© 2014 ndrea Davis Ph.D. and Michelle Harwell M.S.
Audience: Parent, Professional