2005 – A View from the Floor

Integrating the Neurological and Emotional Development of the Child Advanced Day

Assessment through the Developmental Lens

The DIR (Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship) Model is based on the work by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Weider. The DIR Model integrates interactive relationships, difference in regulatory capacities, and functional emotional developmental capacities in a treatment model for children with developing challenges. The View from the Floor presents theory and methods of the DIR Model/Floortime.


Beth Osten, member of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association, and Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist in Illinois