Development Happens Within Relationships Across a Lifetime
through genuine affect, respect, warmth, and playful interactions
We chose play. Joy every day.We help parents relate and connect with their neurodivergent children
Autism and Medication: Part 2
Photo: Rhendi RukmanaThis Week's TopicWe're back this week with Dr. Joshua Feder, a child and family psychiatrist in Solana Beach, California. We did a podcast on autism and medication a few years back and this is part 2 because there is a new Child Medication Fact...
Emotional Playgrounds Foster Emotional Well-Being
This Week's TopicThis week I am over the moon excited to have Developmental Psychologist Gordon Neufeld as my guest to discuss emotional well-being (versus 'mental health') and rethinking 'play' in terms of emotional playgrounds--the heart of a culture of well-being.I...
Curiosity as a Driver of Connection and Interaction in Adolescence
This Week's TopicIn our last podcast together, back in 2019, Dave Nelson and I discussed puberty and how we can best support our kids in a respectful way using a developmental approach. Today we want to continue on that topic by touching on the developmental way to...
We Advocate for the Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR®) Approach for Children with Developmental Differences
This approach is developmental in nature, not behavioural. We meet others where they are, developmentally, in order to follow their developmental trajectory, which is different for everyone.
We all have individual circumstances and sensory processing differences that vary greatly from one another which inform our understanding of how we interact with the world and with others.
With genuine affect, we create those warm and nurturing relationships that are tailored to each of our individual differences and will help support us moving forward in our development.
Floortime is joining others in their interests to respectfully and playfully support their individual development through shared, joyful, spontaneous interactions. We all need to feel safe to play to grow and learn.
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