Using Floor Time to Treat Autism

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Using Floor Time to Treat Autism

Floor time is an autism treatment method that was designed by child psychologist Stanley Greenspan. This is an educational treatment method that is often used during a child's play time and in conjunction with other treatment methods such as applied behavioral analysis. According to Greenspan's theory there are six stages of development that are necessary for more advanced learning. This treatment involves systematically increases interaction between the child and an adult. This method is aimed at helping the patient to meet their developmental milestones by helping them to overcome problems such as over or under reacting to senses, difficulty processing information and difficulty coordinating their body's movements. Another aspect of this treatment method is encouraging interaction between child and adult. The parents or educators attempt to engage the child in interaction by following the child's lead and helping them to build upon their actions.



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