Lauren Blaszak, Laura Baldwin & Michele Parkins, OTR/L
The Developmental Individual difference, Relationship-based approach (also known as DIR Floortime®) is an evidence-based intervention that respects each child’s unique developmental profile while building capacities for relating, communicating and thinking through emotionally meaningful experiences. This workshop introduces participants to the basics of doing DIR Floortime® with pre-school and elementary age children. Video examples will illustrate DIR Floortime® with students one-on-one and in-group settings. The integration of DIR Floortime® principles into semi-structured lessons will also be demonstrated.