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.
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
· The child’s developmental level
· The child’s most important relationships
With Special Needs by Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder provides
more information about the DIR model.
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