This week’s VIDEO presents highlights from the full BLOG post, Slowing down and stretching out interactions. 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 model. To view the VIDEO or full BLOG post, please click on the respective button above. There you can find the Key Take-Aways PDF as well.

To give you some ideas of how you can play with your child to practice slowing down and stretching out interactions with your child, the Association for Developmental Autism Programs and Therapies (ADAPT) wrote a great blog post a couple weeks back highlighting something called Giggle Games. I hope you’ll check it out!

Does this video help you better understand how to sustain the back-and-forth interactions with your child by slowing things down and using more non-verbal communication? If you found this helpful, please share this post by clicking on the Facebook or Twitter buttons below. Do you have an example of how slowing down with your child worked for you or do you have other strategies? If so, please share them with us below in the Comments section.
Until next week… here’s to affecting autism through play!

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