Floortime ( also known as DIRFloortime ) is an intervention that is used to promote an individual's development through a respectful, playful, joyful, and engaging process.
It uses the power of relationships and human connections to promote engagement, communication, positive behaviors, and thinking
It is based on the DIR® model that was developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and his colleagues. It is used around the world by teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, mental health professionals, parents, and many others that care for individuals with developmental challenges or other related needs
It is an evidence-based approach to promoting human development that is used with children, young adults, and even adults...especially those on the autism spectrum.
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Hannah Ehrli, Ed.D. is a National Board Certified teacher of over twenty years in Exceptional Education. She has served Exceptional Learners as a teacher, consultant and advocate while teaching a unique Preschool program for students with Autism on a High School Campus. She received her Doctorate degree in Education at the University of Central Florida (2015) and has also worked extensively internationally with at risk children. In 2012 she received the National Teacher of the Year for the Council for Exceptional Children and was awarded a Millennium Maker from the United Nations Office of Academic Impact and Global Interactions Inc. in 2015. She is also a certified Floor-time Therapist. Her passion is fueled through her family involvement as a parent of an adult son with special needs, a colleague to her special education teacher/ daughter, and a very supportive husband.