What is Developmental Individual Difference Relationship-based approach ( A.K.A. DIR or “Floortime”)?

DIR/Floortime is a developmental approach to supporting the learning of children with autism. There is emerging evidence of its effectiveness as an intervention for children with ASD. It’s based on the idea that engaging interactions between parents and caregivers are the key to fostering growth through the social and development stages that all children experience. Social and emotional development are foundational to all areas of learning, and so as children progress in emotional regulation, communication and the ability to connect socially, they are able learn in other ways as well. DIR takes into account each child’s unique learning profile, and teaches parents how to use that information to engage and support their child.

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