When Dr. Greenspan created floortime in the 1980’s he identified the essential ingredients within natural caregiver-child interactions that lead to physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development.  He wanted to empower all parents to take charge of their child’s development.  Over the last 40 years, The Greenspan Floortime Approach®, Dr. Greenspan’s version of floortime has grown and expanded into a highly effective individualized intervention for children with ‘additional needs’.   When applied, it will look different for each child in each session. 

The Greenspan Floortime Approach® can only be fully understood by learning to apply it, especially if you are using it with many children.  Floortime U. is the first individualized Floortime training program that lets you pick the material you want to study.  U get to pick what’s best for U, and get to learn on Ur schedule!  Our mission is to help U successfully apply The Greenspan Floortime Approach®, not just learn the theory and information that describe it.  Explore the best options for U!  

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