What We Do

Play Group with Shelley Marcus.

Floortime Atlanta comprises eight experienced DIR clinicians practicing in the Atlanta area. Many of us are recognized by the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (www.icdl.com) as Expert Training Leaders in the DIR/Floortime Model.

Floortime Atlanta is not a clinic or a company; instead, we are a group of independent practitioners who are committed to practicing and teaching using the DIR/Floortime Model as our foundation.

Floortime Atlanta serves children with social, emotional, communicative, developmental and learning challenges, including autistic spectrum disorders such as Autism and Asperger’s Disorder. We also work with parents and entire families to help them to understand their children, and to address the range of emotional and practical challenges they face in helping these children grow.

Treatment Planning
Psychological Services
Speech/Language Therapy
Occupational Therapy

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

For more information or to be put on our mailing list please call Ellen Robinson at: 404-373-8335 or fill out a contact form.

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