SLPIM utilizes the DIRFloortime approach to strategically promote the development of speech, language and feeding skills through joyful interactions and activities. The model focuses heavily on relationships and acquisition of critical developmental capacities that allow children and adults to thrive. More information on these developmental capacities can be read here.
By understanding these developmental capacities and the factors that influence them and by working on them, we can help improve speech, language and feeding skills through appropriate and meaningful emotional experiences.
When the DIRFloortime approach is utilized within in your child's speech treatment plan, our therapists will evaluate your child from a holistic perspective with a focus on your child’s unique sensory, motor, and emotional processing systems. From this comprehensive assessment, we develop an “Individual Profile” of your child. This individual profile will help you understand your child from the “inside-out’ so that you can best support their development.
Empowering parents and caregivers to play a leading role in their child's treatment is a key component of the DIRFloortime model. Through parent coaching, you will learn how to promote your child’s speech, language and feeding abilities in a very meaningful way while improving your relationship, interactions and connection with your child. Secured attached relationships are instrumental in helping children not only develop skills but to thrive.
The DIR® Model is tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of both neurotypical and neurodiverse clients.
To learn more visit: DIR® and the DIRFloortime® Approach
The research that supports DIR and the DIRFloortime approach is strong
and continues to mount.
Research related to the Greenspan Floortime model supports its effectiveness in improving the core challenges of autism including relating, interacting, and communicating while decreasing caregiver stress and improving parent-child relationships.
To view research supporting the effectiveness of the DIRFloortime approach click here.
We are pleased to offer DIRFloortime in Hauppauge and Islandia NY as well as throughout New York State through the use of telepractice. Speech Language Pathology in Motion is an ICDL Verified provider.