14 Mar2023March 14, 2023
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When following the child’s lead doesn’t lead to engagement

The first step in Greenspan Floortime is to follow the child’s lead. Once the child interacts with us, which is them allowing us into their world, we can move on to Step Two. What should we do when doing that doesn’t result in the child engaging and accepting us as partners? Unfortunately, the child engaging...

13 Mar2023March 13, 2023
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How do I track and document a child’s short-term goals in Floortime?

Discussion: It can often seem difficult to quantify Floortime progress, but it doesn’t have to be.The question we seem to be asking ourselves is: “how do we use the DIR model in terms of getting funding when the funding agency wants you to earmark ‘short term goals’?” notes Dr. Greenspan.One way of thinking about this...

13 Mar2023March 14, 2023
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Questions about Floortime

I know that Floortime is very helpful for children with autism. Does it work for children with other special needs? YesWe all develop and follow the same general path, just at different rates. Floortime focuses on basic developmental abilities regardless of the rate. It meets all children where they are and builds from there. For...

13 Mar2023March 13, 2023
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Permissions

Level 1 and 2 Permissions:(You will not graduate if you don’t integrate the video feedback you’re given)Once each trainee has, -completed the intensive training, -and their videos have all been approved, Then they will have permission to use The Greenspan Floortime Approach® trademark to support the work they do directly with children. *This part of...

13 Mar2023March 13, 2023
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Language Learning: Learning versus Modeling

A language-learning tip from Dr. Greenspan: Create language learning situations for your child even if doing so gets them a little frustrated. Don’t simply give them a list of words to memorize or expect them to learn language by having someone model word usage for them. Children need to emotionally connect to words for those...

04 Feb2023March 13, 2023
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Prioritize Parent Togetherness Time

Parents and caregivers of children with special needs know without a doubt that caring for special needs children can take a significant toll on their own individual lives and their relationship together. It’s important to prioritize parent togetherness time. Want to learn more about Floortime for parents? Take a look at our Parent and Caregiver...

01 Feb2023March 13, 2023
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Introduction to Floortime

An introduction to Floortime by Dr. Stanley Greenspan himself Let us give you an introduction to Floortime! During a television interview, Dr. Stanley Greenspan introduced his Floortime model and approach. He identified three key developments from his research on children with developmental problems. The first of these is the importance of affect and relationships for...

01 Feb2023March 13, 2023
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Help your child be both happy and smart

How often do parents feel that they have to choose between a happy child and a smart child? When should we stop the hugs and pull out the book? Why do we seem to feel like there’s never enough time? Dr. Greenspan’s research and experience showed him that the key is in valuing and treasuring...

31 Jan2023March 13, 2023
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How are ideas formed?

How are ideas formed? What is the process that leads to the development of a child’s first idea? What is the role of affect and social interaction in this process? Dr. Stanley Greenspan developed and wrote about idea formation in his First Idea book that he wrote with Dr. Stuart Shanker: The First Idea: How...

31 Jan2023March 13, 2023
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Encouraging New Ideas

This Greenspan Floortime advice is about helping children develop new ideas. One of the challenges many children with communication difficulties experience is coming up with new ideas or expanding on ideas they may already have. One of the best ways that we find to assist children in developing new ideas without giving them a new...