We chose play. Joy every day.We help parents relate and connect with their neurodivergent children
This Week's GuestCoaching parents how to do Floortime through musical interactions is today’s topic with returning guest, Music Therapist, Dr. John Carpente who is a DIR Expert and Training Leader, a Professor of Music Therapy at Molloy University, and founder and...
This Week's GuestAutistic Self-Advocate, Turrell Burgess, joins the podcast this week to discuss his experience, his book, What's with the New Kid: My Autism My Story, what led him to the International Council on Development and Learning (ICDL)--the home of...
This Week's GuestJulia Swaigen is a registered social worker in Toronto, Ontario, Canada who founded and directs Attuned Families, a clinic to help families harness the power of relationships so that parents find peace and children thrive. They offer Family Therapy,...
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.