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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


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Neuropsychologist’s Experience with the DIRFloortime Concept. A Clinical Case Report 418

Shishkina S.A.
neuropsychologist, “RecheTsvetik” Floortime Center, Moscow, Russia

The article analyzes the experience of the joint work of a speech therapist and a neuropsychologist using the DIRFloortime concept on a clinical case of a boy L., 3.5 years of age. The following tasks were solved during the sessions: the child’s advancement along the first stages of functional emotional development, taking into account his individual characteristics; work with the family: establishing a partnership, teaching the family members the basics of the DIRFloortime approach. As a result of the sessions, the child’s understanding of speech and implementation of instructions have significantly improved; he started using meaningful words and phrases for communication; his emotional and non-verbal repertoire expanded, the boy learned to play simple games with rules with an adult.

Keywords: DIRFloortime concept, autism spectrum disorders, neuropsychological correction, stages of functional and emotional development, emotional tuning

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