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


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Floortime and the Coronavirus

Floortime and the Coronavirus

While everyone is hunkering down and practicing social distancing, let's focus on what we know about Floortime: Floortime is about shared joy Floortime is about staying in the moment Floortime is about connection Floortime respects all emotional expression Floortime...

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Anti-Bullying Day

Anti-Bullying Day

unsplash-logoPhoto: Riccardo MionToday children are wearing pink at school to denote Anti-Bullying day. I posted a couple of videos with some extra thoughts about what to focus on today, and how the DIR Model can guide how we approach this complicated topic.

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