Understanding Your Child- Dr. Greenspan’s ‘Big Picture’ Greenspan/DIR Model- 1hr 30 min


Understanding Your Child- Dr. Greenspan’s ‘Big Picture’ Greenspan/DIR Model

Whether you decide to use Greenspan Floortime or another intervention, starting with understanding your child’s individual needs, wants, and feelings is essential for a successful program.  Each of Dr. Greenspan’s Social-Emotional Milestones describes a different Capacity for engaging and interacting with our social world.  Understanding how each of these fit together, how our nervous (sensory) system can impact their development, and how our learning relationships can facilitate growth are imperative when helping a child achieve optimal development.

Study Questions

  1. What is the Greenspan/DIR model?
    1. An intervention that follows a chronological order to teach skills.
    2. Something you do to mitigate affective experiences available to children.
    3. Teaching a behavior to address a specific symptom a child displays.
    4. A model used to identify a child’s social-emotional strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Which is NOT a part of the Greenspan approach?
    1. Relating within meaningful, positive relationships
    2. Communication across all therapeutic curriculums
    3. Teaching a child an outcome, what to say, and what to do
    4. Encouraging a child to do the thinking
  3. The Greenspan approach is a parent-_____ approach and a therapist-____ approach.
    1. supported; centered
    2. centered; supported
    3. supported; directed
    4. advocated; centered