The clinicians at OT4KIDs use Floortime strategies to foster development in the areas of emotional thinking, social engagement, attachment, social problem-solving and play.
Floortime is an individualized, strength-based, child-led approach that centers around observing, listening and joining the children at their developmental level. Using play and positive experience-based social interactions, the children are progressed through their personal developmental ladder. Parent engagement and participation are key, as parents are their child’s most important and consistent relationship. The clinicians work together with the parents to foster transference of skills to the home and community by demonstrating and modeling interactions that are motivating and challenging and capitalize on their child’s natural interests, while at the same time honouring individual differences.
- Regulation and Attention
- Social Engagement and Attachment
- Social Problem-Solving
- Pretend and Imaginative Play
- Emotional thinking