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Autism and Developmental Disorders

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1994-1617

ISSN (online): 2413-4317


Started in 2003

Published quarterly

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Open Access Journal


Basic principles of Floortime

Gomozova E.S., speech therapist, defectologist, expert, DIR/Floortime trainer, «Correctional-Developmental Center», Moscow, Russia,
A brief description of the DIR concept and its key methodology is presented. Floortime is a system for helping children with ASD. The most important role in that system is assigned to parents. The above goals, tasks and basic interaction rules in the style of Floortime are presented. Possible limitations in the application of methods in the work of specialists and parents in the implementation of a home program are also listed. The method is approbated and actively used by specialists of the pre-school education organization «Correction-Development Center» in Ivanteevka and Korolev.

Keywords: autism spectrum disorders, Floortime, emotional development, interaction, game


For Reference

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  2. Greenspan S., Salmon J. Rebenok-tiran: Kak naiti podkhod k detyam pyati «trudnykh» tipov [The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five «Difficult» Types of Children]. M.: Publ. «Lomonosov», 2010. 464 p.


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