Tag Archives: DIR

US Autism Association Worldwide Watch Party Free Access (I’m presenting!)

22 Aug

In Defense of the Valiant Resistance

24 May

This is a video of a DIR/Floortime supervision I did for a clinician working in a clinic with a child who was turning his back, and doing everything he could to resist the clinician’s advances. She, the clinician, did a wonderful job, and has made tremendous progress in her support of the child’s developmental growth. Then, the therapist told me of the previous group of therapists who said that the child would never make progress, and suggested to the parents of the child that they should separate themselves from the child. This video is my response, in real time during my supervision with the clinician, to that suggestion.

Presenting at the US Autism Association 2021 World Autism Conference and Gala

12 Aug

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I am presenting at the US Autism Association’s 2021 World Autism Conference. This is a virtual conference, and I recorded presentations on two subjects close to my heart: Quality Autism Education, and DIR/Floortime. The first presentation on quality education is a discussion between the Executive Director of US Autism Association, Marlo Thurman and me, and the second, on DIR/Floortime is a panel discussion along with Stephen Shore, Robert Bernstein and Bridget Henn in the “Approaches to Autism” series.

Every year this conference has been a highlight for me, as I learn more at this conference than I do at any other conference I attend over the year. This year, because of health considerations, it is a virtual conference. The line-up of presenters is amazing, and I am honored to be invited to speak, not just once, but twice. The production values on all the presentations is of the highest quality, and I think you will find it a conference filled with presentations you will go back to again and again.

Here’s a little bit from the conference website:

“The US Autism Association is pleased to announce its 2021 World Conference and Gala. Within an entirely online model, this event will feature in-depth interviews, small group discussions, live chats with various speakers, and plenty of opportunities for live networking, connecting, and interacting with other conference attendees and sponsors.

In our continuing, 15-year tradition of bringing you the world’s best speakers, this event promises to maintain our small “family of support” feel to meet the needs of individuals at all ages along the autism spectrum. Recognized as one of the leading conferences that people on the autism spectrum want to attend, we at the US Autism Association hope you, your family and friends, and the medical, educational, and therapeutic professionals who serve those affected will join us and make this the best World Autism Conference and Gala yet!”

I hope you all enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed presenting!

 

Practical Floortime Consulting

3 Aug

Here is a quick video of me doing a consult to a clinic in another country. I listened to the clinician as she presented the child’s complex sensory profile, and outlined his pressing need. The government had supported his getting cochlear implants, and because he had not yet made great progress, the child was in danger of losing the government’s support for those implants. So, I made up a couple of interventions, supporting the child’s sensory challenges, and supporting the child’s speech production. I also made sure the intervention was joyful, so that both the child and the clinician would want to continue.

For On The Floor #9

4 May

This is number 9 in a series of videos I am doing to help people who are looking to continue their DIRFloortime® at home in situations they find in their everyday lives. In this video, I talk about the importance of play, and tackle a problem some people may be having with their anxious children. Often, you can play your way out of difficult situations!

“For On The Floor” #8

23 Apr

This is the 8th video in the For On The Floor Videos, videos I am releasing to help parents and caregivers do DIRFloortime® at home during this time of physical distancing. In this video I give a tip about picking toys that promote abstraction.

For On The Floor #7

13 Apr

This is the 7th in the series of “For On The Floor” videos. These videos are quick, around 4 minute, videos to support people who are trying to do DIRFloortime® at home during this time of physical distancing. They are intended to be support for people who want to work with their children while doing everyday tasks they would be doing anyway at home. They are also available as a group at drgiltippy.com, Dr. Tippy’s Website.

For On The Floor #6

4 Apr

This is the 6th video in the “For On The Floor” videos. These are 4 minute videos offering help with doing DIRFloortime® at home to supplement the support people were getting in their schools, clinics or from their in-home therapists. These are simple, easy ideas so that people can continue to support their loved ones as they grow developmentally, in the context of in-home activities they would have to do anyway.

You can find all 6 videos in one place on my website: https://drgiltippy.com/2014/04/18/media/

For On The Floor #3, Joy and Spontaneity

24 Mar

This is the third video in the series “For On The Floor,” a series of DIRFloortime® videos for people who want to continue doing Floortime at home during this time of social isolation. I am trying to give 4 minute lessons in how to do Floortime while you are doing home tasks that need to get done anyway. This video makes a point about the joy and spontaneity that makes Floortime so much fun to do.

All of the videos are also available through my website: drgiltippy.com

For On The Floor #2, Walking the Dog

21 Mar

Here is the second in the video series, “For On The Floor.” They are a series of videos I’m offering to people who want to continue to do DIRFloortime® with their children while their children’s schools or clinics are closed, and while the family is on home isolation during this trying time. I am offering quick advice, in 4 minutes, on how you could help your child continue to rise developmentally, while doing simple household tasks that you were going to do anyways. Please share these wherever you want, there is no proprietary license to them, they are just my little bit to help.

They will also be available, all on the same page, at my website: drgiltippy.com.

 

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