Floortime Atlanta serves children, adolescents, and adults with social, emotional, communicative, developmental and learning challenges, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and other related issues. We also work with parents and entire families to help them to understand their children of any age, and to address the range of emotional and practical challenges they face in helping these individuals grow.
Floortime Atlanta uses the Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based (DIR) model developed by Stanley Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D. to work with children and their families. The DIR model is a comprehensive assessment and intervention program that combines an understanding of:
· The child’s individual sensory strengths and needs
· The child’s developmental level
· The child’s most important relationships
Engaging Autism and The Child With Special Needs by Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder provide more information about the DIR model.
“[The goal is to] mobilize and support the developmental processes . . . that are so vital to healthy development–sharing attention, self regulation, engaging with the child, two-way communication, emotional ideas, and emotional thinking.
“[Y]ou already possess the abilities needed to help your child. The key is knowing how to harness them.”
–Dr. Stanley Greenspan