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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


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The DIRFloortime Approach in Speech Therapy for Speech Development in Children with ADs and Other Disorders. Recommendations for Parents and Teachers 846


Gomozova E.S.
Speech Therapist, Defectologist, Expert, DIR/Floortime Trainer, «Correctional-Developmental Center», Moscow, Russia

Gomozova M.A.
Certified DIRFloortime specialist, Proficient Level, “RecheTsvetik” Floortime Center, Moscow, Russia

The “RecheTsvetik” center offers an intervention program based on the DIRFloortime developmental approach for speech development in children with autism spectrum disorders. The main rule when working with a child is to help him learn how to use ideas and words and to associate words and ideas of a parent or a teacher with his own desires and intentions. This article provides recommendations and techniques used by DIR speech therapists to develop speech in children with autism spectrum disorders and is intended for parents and teachers.

Keywords: Floortime, autism spectrum disorders, emotional development, speech development, interaction, play


For Reference

  1. Greenspan S.I., Wieder S. Na ty s autizmom: ispol’zovanie metodiki Floortime dlya razvitiya otnoshenii, obshcheniya i myshleniya [Engaging Autism: The Floortime Approach to Helping Children Relate, Communicate and Think]. Moscow : Publ. Terevinf, 2013. 512 p.
  2. Greenspan S.I., Lewis D. Metodologiya razvitiya rechi, osnovannaya na affekte ICDL [The AffectBased Language Curriculum (ABLC). Second Edition. ICDL]. Bethesda, 2005. 380 p.

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