If you're looking for an alternative or addition to ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), Speakeasy BKLYN is the only Brooklyn Speech and Language practice that specializes in DIR/Floortime™. DIR/Floortime™ is a treatment for children and adults with neurodevelopment challenges (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder). This approach meets children where they are in their development then, according to Piaget, incorporates small step progressions.
• DEVELOPMENTAL-This is the foundation of the model. It includes developing children's capacity to remain calm and regulated, engage with others, initiate and respond to communication, engage in problem-solving, express intentions/desires and to connect ideas by debating and responding to why questions.
• INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES-We are all distinct in the way we respond to sounds, touch, smell and movement. This part of the model takes in to account these differences and how they influence communication.
• RELATIONSHIP-Children and adults with neuro-developmental challenges will respond best when they are connected with the adults in their life. These relationships provide them with a reason to communicate.