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dc.contributor.advisor Rothstein-fisch, Carrie en_US Butler, Madison 2021-01-13T19:09:06Z 2021-01-13T19:09:06Z 2021-01-13
dc.description.abstract This thesis examined the developmental, individual-difference, relationship-based (DIR)/Floortime model and its impact as an early intervention strategy. The DIR/Floortime model, is a relationship-based model of intervention for Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developed by Greenspan and Wieder to promote behavioral, cognitive, and social skills. The review of the literature discovered the effectiveness of DIR/Floortime with children diagnosed with ASD and the limitations such as limited parent engagement and outside factors such as work, family life, or other children being present. Given the findings from the literature, 15 intervention specialists, all from the same organization, completed the Exploring the Developmental, Individual-differences, Relationship-based (DIR)/Floortime Model survey. The online survey was designed to identify key features and limitations of DIR/Floortime, therapists' perceptions on utilizing this intervention strategy, and how a child's progress is measured through DIR/Floortime. The themes discovered from the survey included key features and limitations of DIR/Floortime, learned techniques, how a child's progress is measured, and overall experience and likeliness to recommend DIR/Floortime as an intervention strategy. The study included limitations based on the convenience sample, implications, and ideas for future research.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Madison Butler en_US
dc.format.extent X, 65 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher California State University, Northridge en_US
dc.subject DIR
dc.subject FLOORTIME
dc.subject AUTISM
dc.subject.other Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Psychology and Counseling -- Early Childhood Education. en_US
dc.title Exploring the Developmental, Individual-differences, Relationship-based (DIR)/Floortime Model
dc.type Thesis en_US 2021-01-13T19:09:06Z
dc.contributor.department Educational Psychology & Counseling en_US M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Aguayo, Joannie en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Leon, Katherine en_US

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