The Floortime approach focuses on building children's emotional development through social interactions. FT challenges your child to be creative and spontaneous by having you get down on the floor and enter their world through interactive play. The creator, Dr. Stanley Greenspan, believes that this process will help develop all areas of learning by building on your child's strengths and interests in a fun and inviting way. FT is a warm creative way to build emotional connections and closer relationships.
Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning
Description: The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to redefining and promoting each child's development to their fullest potential. This is the official website for DIRFloortime. There is a 45 minute detailed video of DIRFloortime by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and written explanations of Floortime.
How To Use Floortime
Description: This is a FloorTime Fact sheet that breaks down FloorTime into easy to read sections.
Greenspan Floortime Approach
Description: At this site, you can sign up for courses designed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan to learn more about Floortime. You will be able to watch videos of Floortime in action and read current articles about the Floortime Approach.
Some forums require you to sign in to Yahoo or Facebook to locate forum names.
Forum/Blog Name: Presence Learning
Description: Blog discussing Floor Time therapy for children with autism and its advantages.
Forum/Blog Name: Floortimers
Description: A forum where individuals using a Floortime approach can share ideas and provide support for one another.
Forum/Blog Name: Floortime Repository
Description: For parents and professionals using Floortime.
Forum/Blog Name: DIR/Floortime Fresno
Description: This Facebook page was created to educate families about the DIR Floortime model and how this form of intervention may help children with autism.