09 Jun2023June 13, 2023

Autism and Tylenol

Due to class action lawsuits that have been filed, there is tremendous interest, especially by parents, in the relationship of autism and Tylenol. We are not lawyers and have no opinion on lawsuits. That noted, we are experts at treating autism and other developmental delays in children and adults. So, as an aid to parents...

21 Apr2023April 20, 2023

Study Conclusion: Use Floortime for Early Autism Intervention

The outcomes indicate the effectiveness of Floortime as a method for early intervention of children with autism. In their chapter “Early Intervention of Autism: A Case for the Floortime Approach,” child development scholars Rubina Lal and Rakhee Chhabria conclude with the following: Early intervention is very important for enhancing the development of infants and toddlers...

20 Apr2023April 20, 2023

Floortime improves physical education learning in children with autism

Introduction All people have a right to education, including people with disabilities. Some children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have significant challenges in their educational path, including additional cognitive delays and physical limitations. A study was conducted on two children, one male and one female, with significant physical limitations and cognitive delay, to see if...

19 Apr2023April 19, 2023

How Floortime Works: A Parent Review of Engaging Autism

In her book review of Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think, Dr. Karen Zelan says the following: The authors devote several chapters explaining to parents how the Floortime model works. Much of what the authors describe represents informed, effective play psychotherapy. What’s more, the model was devised so...

14 Apr2023October 12, 2023

Emotional Engagement of Children with Autism

The core symptoms of autistic spectrum disorder are all addressed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan’s Floortime Approach. The three components of Dr. Greenspan’s Floortime Approach–a capacity for intimacy, an ability to communicate expressively, and the capacity for meaningful speech–address these missing or underdeveloped abilities of children with autism. Each of these three missing or underdeveloped functional...

13 Apr2023April 13, 2023

Sensory Sensitivities and Autism

Often, sensory sensitivities in children with autism cause very young children to protect themselves from what they, because of their heightened sensory sensitivity, perceive as excessive stimulation. This is especially true when that perceived excessive stimulation comes from other people, even if those other people are the autistic child’s parents or caregivers. Maybe the child...

06 Apr2023April 6, 2023

Parent Guide to Autism Therapy Research on Greenspan Floortime

How can a parent learn from autism therapy research to help their child? It can be daunting. This is especially true for psychological research on autism therapy. We have already written a parent-friendly guide for helping make sense of research on applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapies for kids with autism. Here we have translated this...

05 Apr2023April 5, 2023

Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Research

For both parents and practitioners, it can be hard to make sense of psychological research. This is especially true for research on applied behavior analysis, which is often known simply as ABA, and its effectiveness for helping children diagnosed with autism, which is often abbreviated as ASD for autistic spectrum disorder. The reason for this...

04 Apr2023April 4, 2023

ASD Children pretend play

Can autistic children play pretend? Does autism make kids unable to pretend play? Some people think so. Some believe that ASD diagnosed children are incapable of pretend play. Dr. Stanley Greenspan certainly didn’t think so. In fact, the Greenspan Floortime model includes informed and effective play psychotherapy as a key aspect of its therapeutic process....