Development Happens Through Relationships Across a Lifetime

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We Advocate for the Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR®) Approach for Children with Developmental Challenges


This approach is developmental in nature, not behavioural. Children have challenges with traditional academics until they master their Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities.

Individual Differences

Each child has individual processing differences that vary greatly from child to child. These need to be looked at in order to understand what is preventing a child from interacting with us.


With genuine affect, we create those warm & nurturing learning relationships that are tailored to a child’s individual differences and will help the child move ahead in their development.


Floortime is joining in the child’s interests to bring the child into a shared world where we create systematic challenges to help the child master each developmental capacity.


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Floortime Follow-up

A few months ago I spoke with Jake Greenspan about doing Floortime all day, anywhere. He gave me some suggestions to work on with my son in our play to promote my son's ability to come up with new ways to respond rather than getting stuck in scripting....

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Avoiding the blame in Floortime

Jonathan Weiss This week I welcomed back developmental and clinical psychologist, Kathy Platzman from Floortime Atlanta, an expert on the Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR) model. Not only is Dr. Platzman an Expert DIR Training Leader, but...

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