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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Celebrity Floortimer

Photo: Another news story this past week really captured my attention because it resonates with everything that Floortime and Self-Regulation are about. During a Celine Dion performance in Las Vegas, a fan jumped on stage, rubbed against her, and...

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What’s coming in 2018…

Happy New Year! We have some new things coming down the shoot in 2018! Here's a quick snapshot of what to look for this year at Affect Autism. Reading Recovery Reading Recovery is a one-on-one, individualized, developmental approach to reading, typically for first...

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Floortime all day, anywhere

This week Jake Greenspan of The Floortime Center joins Affect Autism for a podcast about making Floortime a part of your everyday life with your child to promote relating, communicating, and thinking. Jake is the son of the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan, who created the...

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