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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, playful challenges to help the child master each developmental capacity.


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Latest Posts:

The Realization Phase

The Realization Phase

Photo by AbsolutVision on UnsplashAdvanced DIR/Floortime practitioner Stephanie Peters joins us today to discuss the phase that those new to Floortime go through, especially when coming from other approaches to autism supports. Stephanie is an occupational therapist...

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Meaning Making

Meaning Making

Colette Ryan joins us this week to discuss meaning making. She is a Expert Training Leader in the Developmental, Individual-differences, Relationship-based (DIR) Model with the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL), the Parent Support Specialist...

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Covid-19 DIR/Floortime Resources

Covid-19 DIR/Floortime Resources

Here are a number of helpful developmental approach resources I've found for families during our stay-at-home period, in addition to our Resources page: FREE Dr. Gil Tippy's For on the Floor short videos for those wanting to do Floortime at home Affect Autism online...

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