Hi Ren,Is your child with autism passive or sensory seeking? Are there developmental delays?
Floortime therapy, an evidence-based intervention for autism, may strengthen basic communication skills and relationship skills for your child.
What is Floortime therapy?
As the name suggests, the method encourag
es parents to engage their children in activities on the floor. Families can combine it with other behavioral therapies for a more exhaustive approach. It can be also used singularly as an alternative treatment.Talk to a child therapist about adding Floortime
Finding a Floortime specialist is imperative to the success of the therapy. Whether you choose to conduct Floortime at home or see a specialist to practice it with your child, a child therapist may be helpful in providing metrics to measure your child’s success and solutions to roadblocks you may hit along the way. It is important to note that for optimal success in Floortime, families have to commit to practicing it regularly for a prolonged period.Evidence-based research supports Floortime
According to a study by K. Pajareya, MD and K. Nopmaneejumrulers, MD of Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, Floortime is an effective treatment strategy for children with autism. In this study, parents conducted an average of 15.2 hours/week of at home Floortime for three months.
Floortime was used in conjunction with the child’s existing behavioral treatment. The group of children who participated is said to have made significant gains.
You can find more information regarding DIR Floortime here: https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/floortime-therapy/