Tag Archives: Respecting Autism

“For On The Floor” #10

29 May

This is the 10th video in the “For On The Floor” videos to support parents and caregivers at home who want to use DIRFloortime® in everyday situations. This video is about getting out and doing Floortime in “the larger ecological context,” as we said in Respecting Autism, as restrictions on movement in public places are lifting. I suggest orienteering, as a way to get kids moving in 3 dimensional space.

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” #5, Why Wait?

30 Mar

This is the 5th video in the series “For On The Floor.” This is a series of 4 minute videos I am doing for people who want to do DIRFloortime® with their children during this time of social isolation, to replace the Floortime therapy they were previously getting, or who just want to try Floortime while they have the time with their children. In this video, I talk about why I make the shrugging gesture, and why I wait instead of prompting, and why prompting leads to bad unintended consequences.

These videos are all available in one place on my website: DrGilTippy.com

“For On The Floor” #4, Folding Laundry

26 Mar

In this video I offer my very latest thinking on Next/Gen developmental education while folding laundry. In about 4 minutes, I try to teach a fundamental principle for developmental interventions. It is a sophisticated lesson that I would only teach to the most advanced DIRFloortime® practitioners, or parents, who are the experts on their child.

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” #1

19 Mar

I realize that many of you are parents of children on the Autism Spectrum, and you are now home with your children for some time. If you want support to do a little DIRFloortime® with your children, at home, while you are doing your regular home chores, I am offering a free series of 4 minute videos I’m calling, “For On The Floor.” This is the first one, and in it I talk about how you can turn your regular cooking situation into a DIRFloortime® session.

I will try to turn these out as fast as I can, so keep checking back for more. They will also be available on my website, drgiltippy.com, and on my youtube channel.

In this time of great challenge, I wanted to offer parents and other loved ones of children and others on the spectrum a little free support. I hope you find them useful.

Respectfully,

Gil

A Main Difference Between DIR/Floortime and Purely Behavioral Interventions

6 Feb

 

I am just back from Istanbul. I love the Turkish people! Their hospitality and kindness is overwhelming, they are family oriented, and they love the DIR/Floortime model! This is a video of me talking to a group of therapists, doctors and parents of people with autism in Istanbul, Turkey, on the subject of the difference between behavioral interventions and developmental support. I discuss the basic difference in the philosophies of the two different ways of approaching persons with autism and other developmental challenges. I am speaking slowly because there is a simultaneous interpretation of my lecture going on, and I am trying to give the interpreter a chance to catch up with my words. He did an amazing job!

I hope to be going back to Turkey soon. There is a committed group of people doing great things, and it is exciting to be a part of that work.

The “Just Right Challenge” Teaching in the Neurodiverse and Neurotypical Classroom.

17 Jan

When I consult to schools I like to give the teachers as much time as possible to ask me questions, in a free-form setting. This video is part of a question and answer session at a great DIR school where I consult. A teacher wanted to know when she was pushing too much, as she was also afraid of pushing too little, and knew this would slow her students’ learning. It is very difficult to know when you are challenging a student enough, or too much. I  answered her question on this difficult topic, and explained why the book, “Where the Wild Things Are” is a perfect metaphor for the experience of teaching and parenting.

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