Category Archives: DIR Floortime®

Why the Future will be Differently Wired Deborah Reber | TEDxAmsterdam
Deborah Reber  [bio] New York Times bestselling author and the Founder of TiLT Parenting

Behind every kid who is differently wired is likely to stand one or more frustrated, isolated, perhaps even burnt out‐feeling adult. We’re everywhere, but often feel completely isolated raising our neurologically atypical kids. In this practical and actioable talk, TiLT Parenting founder Debbie Reber shares ten powerful “tilts,” a.k.a. practical ideas to help parents shift their thinking and actions in a way that will help them feel more confidence and peaceful about their everyday reality, create a stronger family dynamic, and give their extraordinary children what they need to thrive.

When Advocating Becomes Bullying in the Autism Community

When bullying comes into our lives as if we didn’t have enough to worry about it is not always easy but what this mother says is something to think about.
We all may have said or done something that borders on the respect of others and we should all be very considerate about the feelings of others as we would like them to be considerate about our feelings.

Take a look at Erin’s post and see if you would agree.

Autism Interventions: ABA vs. Floortime

This article is a mothers perspective of Autism Intervention and very interesting to read.

ABA vs. Floortime

Here she describes her viewpoint about the fact that you will be overwhelmed when your child is suddenly diagnosed with autism and what you can do to help. She describes the traditional ABA model but also the DIR Floortime® approach. As it turns out both methods combined in the right way have been helping her child with great success.

Floortime for Parents



Registration forms
available at:
Or contact Pam Rogers:

$120 for one person, $160 for a
family including caregivers (not therapists).

For course information contact the instructor:

Sarah Measures:


Astra Foundation is pleased to offer the workshop, Floortime®  for Parents co –sponsored by Roswitha Wilner, Cristen Sassi.

Friday evenings 6:00 to 9:00 pm and
Saturday mornings 9:00 to 12:00.
April 1st/2nd
May 6th/7th
June 3rd/4th

2 individualized family coaching times with your child: times to be determined on Saturday pm

The Therapy Collaborative
150 Waterman St.
Providence, RI  02906

In this Floortime®  workshop, you will learn DIR® techniques developed by Stanley Greenspan, MD and Serena Wieder, PhD. DIR® focuses on the child-parent (or caregiver) relationship as the heart of learning and development.  You will learn how to play with your child to better support his/her development and emotional growth.  The individualized family mentoring sessions tightly couple theory and practice to help you master specific skills to help your child. This class is suitable for parents of children ages 2 to 10, with issues of behavior, regulation, communication or developmental delays.

We will discuss child development and watch videotapes of child play to understand how Floortime®  may help your child:

  • Improve attention and regulation.
  • Engage with you more strongly.
  • Be more calm and organized.
  • Communicate more effectively.
  • Play with more complexity.
  • Better understand themselves and others.


Can autistic children be helped by a play-based program?

Now, researchers at York University in Toronto are carrying out the first study of a play-based therapy program that has had some remarkable success in drawing some autistic children out of their solitary worlds and into a shared one.

In this video, the CBC’s Ioanna Roumeliotis offers a moving look inside floortime therapy … and how it’s given one Ontario family new hope for their son.

If the link is broken you can download the video here.