Developmental Capacities for Learning Blog

Everything you need to know to implement a DIR/Floortime® intervention on your own

Intention in a Developmental Approach

pan xiaozhen Key Take-Aways PDF The last few posts have really covered an introduction to the Developmental Approach and Floortime. You had the blog about the importance of play, the Quickstart guide, 5 games to play in Floortime, 5 great Floortime books (plus a few...

Where is your focus?

Key Take-Aways PDF What is the main difference between developmental approaches such as DIR/Floortime and behavioural interventions? I would say it’s where you put your focus as a caregiver or practitioner. We put the focus on a child’s development, rather...

Five Great Floortime Books

Parents new to Floortime sometimes want reference books to learn from. This week I present to you five books that are going to give anyone a solid understanding and appreciation for the Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR®) model and what...

5 Games to Play with your Child in Floortime

Floortime is about having fun with your child in play. It’s not about the fun, but about having fun together. It’s shared joy that will pull your child into a shared world. When you are sharing joy together in play, you can get very rich, emotional...

Floortime for First-Timers: A Quickstart Guide

You are new to Floortime and want to know how to start. What is it? What do I do with my child? Here’s a 10-step overview to get you started and on your way to having fun with your child in order to help his or her development. 1. Floortime is about connecting...

Play is the answer for healthy emotional development

Play is the cornerstone of Floortime. It is through play that parents and children can share joy. But play is also essential to healthy emotional development because it is through play that we can experiment with and work through our emotions. Play is therapeutic for...

Video blog: Floortime in the car!

VIDEO BLOG This week’s VIDEO presents a new example of Floortime in the car with a link to the BLOG from last year’s post, Floortime in the car! The purpose of the VIDEO blog series is to review the key concepts of DIR/Floortime® in a more digestible format for...

Video blog: A Developmental Approach to Setting Limits

VIDEO BLOG This week’s VIDEO presents highlights from the full BLOG post, A Developmental Approach to Setting Limits. The purpose of the VIDEO blog series is to review the key concepts of DIR/Floortime® in a more digestible format for parents and those new to the DIR®...