I am excited to be speaking at the Virtual Global Autism Conference in September about my experience integrating the DIR Floortime Model while working children with Autism.
In this session, I will provide an overview of the DIR Floortime model and how it is best used in the pediatric population for children with Autism.
Through case studies, discussion, and real world experience, I will discuss DIR Floortime strategies that parents can implement at home to help their child with Autism develop meaningful relationships while moving up the developmental ladder.
The DIR Floortime model is based on the fact that emotion is critical to the growth of the mind and brain. Following a child's lead means following their emotions and understanding their interests which tells you the best way to challenge them to further move up the developmental ladder (Dionne & Martini, 2011).
Want to learn more about the DIR Floortime Model?
There is still time to sign up https://phxautism.org/events/annual-conference/
I'll see you in a couple of weeks!
-Michael Jankowski, MS, OTR/L
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