Floortime Strategies to Promote Development in Children and Teens: A User's Guide to the DIR (R) Model (Paperback)
  • Floortime Strategies to Promote Development in Children and Teens: A User's Guide to the DIR (R) Model (Paperback)

Floortime Strategies to Promote Development in Children and Teens: A User's Guide to the DIR ® Model (Paperback)

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Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 30/10/2014
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Help children and teens with social-emotional and cognitive challenges develop critical new skills with this quick-guide to the popular DIRFloortime ® model. Certified DIRFloortime ® experts show parents and professionals how to promote skill development through warm and playful interactions that make the most of children's natural interests.

Floortime ™ is a highly effective intervention approach for children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disorders. Now there's a step-by-step guide for parents to LEARN and professionals to TEACH the DIRFloortime ® model of helping young people with social, emotional, and cognitive challenges.

This guide takes the research-supported developmental approach to treatment and breaks it down into a curriculum of simple, sequenced strategies you can use right away to support the social and cognitive development of children and teens. Quick instructions and examples for each method are laid out for easy viewing in the midst of a play session. Certified DIRFloortime ® experts explain the theoretical background and the basics of how to play and interact with children in ways that motivate them, make the most of their natural interests, and help them develop critical new social, emotional, and intellectual capacities. Whether you're a professional or parent, this practical, ready-to-use Floortime ™ guide is an essential addition to your intervention toolkit.

WHY USE DIRFloortime ®?Proven effective - research-supported, field tested, and rooted in developmental psychologyTargets the key cognitive and social-emotional capacities children need to thrive in the real world (see sidebar)Promotes learning and growth through play and interactionFosters warm, attuned parent-child relationshipsMeets your specific needs - apply DIRFloortime ® strategies in developmental order or use them as standalone teaching toolsGives you quick catchphrases that make strategies "stick," so you can use them anytime, anywhereEncourages caregiver self-reflection and self-awareness - a key part of helping children and teens develop their own self-reflection skillsLeads to children and teens becoming joyful, spontaneous, flexible, creative, and empathic human beings
PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Each DIRFloortime ® strategy comes with a clear description and enlightening examples of how to apply it in a variety of real-life scenarios. The appendix walks you through 11 effective strategies for helping children and adolescents reduce challenging behaviors.

Help children develop crucial skills:Regulation and AttentionSocial Engagement and AttachmentReciprocitySocial Problem SolvingSelf-AwarenessEmpathyImaginationEmotional ThinkingLogical ThinkingComplex ThinkingSelf-Reflection

Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781598577341
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 644 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 14 mm

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