Floortime™ Therapy was created by child psychiatrists Stanley Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, PhD. This relationship-based intervention is based on Dr. Greenspan’s Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based Model (DIR®) and is often used as an alternative to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to address challenging behaviors often seen in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
While Floortime™ and ABA share the same goal, behavior modification, they achieve that goal in very different ways. So which therapy is right for Your Autism Game Plan?
Let’s take a look at Floortime™ so you can decide if it should be a part of Your Autism Game Plan.