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Don’t Equate a Sense of Humor with a Lack of Seriousness

8 Nov

Last week I gave a lecture as a part of a presentation at the ICDL international conference of DIRFloortime® on the use of humor in Floortime. In the lecture, I showed how a Pie Fight (yes a Pie Fight!) was the perfect vehicle for showing what a person could laugh at, at various Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities. It was a blast to put together (I got to watch hours of pie fights on film!), and tons of fun to present. At the beginning of the presentation I showed this clip of me presenting the Keynote at a previous DIRFloortime® conference in 2015. I am posting that clip again, to make the point that I made in 2015, and in 2022 in conference presentations, that joyful play is the vehicle for Floortime, but it is an absolutely serious method of developmental support.

Enjoy!

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