2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

EEDUC 5057 Introduction to D.I.R. (Floortime): A Developmental Model for the Special Child

This course introduces the Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based (DIR) Model for working with children with special needs. This multidisciplinary model, developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder, Ph.D., focuses on six developmental levels a child must master in the context of emotional relationships. Students will be introduced to Floortime, a strategic way of interacting that takes into account a child's motivations, relationships, and individual differences in processing and responding to sensory information.