The Greenspan Floortime Approach: Professional Course


The Professional Course is an introduction to The Greenspan Floortime Approach, taught entirely by Dr. Stanley Greenspan. The course includes pre-recorded lectures and coaching examples, with Dr. Greenspan’s analysis. You will learn the basics of Floortime, and how to work with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental challenges. The course includes guidance on how to:

– analyze development, including motor, affective, sensory, language, and cognitive
– determine developmental levels and assess emotional and developmental delays/disorders
– organize and run social groups

The Professional Course also provides:

– guidance in assessing, diagnosing, and treating children with autism and developmental delays (including delays related to communicating, sensory processing, and behavior).
– assessment with emphasis on constitutional and maturational patterns, developmental delays, sensory processing systems, and family patterns.
– diagnosis and how to determine the emotional range and constitutional variations.
– treatment strategies relative to Greenspan Floortime best practices, including creating and organizing Floortime social groups, and how to handle anxiety, depression, and aggression.
– coaching video examples of parents and clinicans using The Greenspan Floortime Approach, featuring commentary by Dr. Stanley Greenspan.
For evidence-based research that supports The Greenspan Floortime Approach, click here.
The course is available to stream 24/7 for 90 days from the date of purchase. You can watch and re-watch the videos at your own pace on your computer or mobile device.
If you are taking the Professional Course for CEUs, you will need to take and pass the Mastery Test. You will get two (2) attempts to take the mastery test when you register for the course.
Questions/feedback? Check our FAQ page or submit a request by clicking here. A member of our team will respond within 24 hours.
Each participant must purchase the course individually, and use their own username/password when logging in. The Greenspan Floortime Approach does not allow username/password sharing. Any participant found to be sharing log-in information will be locked out of their course, and forfeits their right to a refund.
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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