Tag Archives: San Francisco

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 #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” #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.

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 “Glinda Strategy”

3 Dec

 

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This is a brief clip, from the end of my presentation at the Interdisciplinary Council for Development and Learning’s 2019 International Conference in San Francisco. It starts on a slide of a chapter I just published in the book, “Autism 360°.”

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I wanted to empower therapists and parents to advocate vigorously whenever they see people misrepresenting which interventions have rigorous data over a long time that supports their interventions. I called it “The Glinda Strategy” in honor of everyone’s favorite good witch, Glinda, from the”Wizard of Oz.” Click on the cc at the bottom of the video to turn on the Closed Captioning, if it is not already turned on.

Reposting “Gil Offers His Opinion on ABA vs. DIR/Floortime, on ‘Kids in the House.'”

7 Oct

I was reminded of this video this week by a colleague who told me it was one of her favorites. I repost it to celebrate my non-profit, Dirty Hands Developmental Alliance in Sonoma County, CA, and my new Clinical Practice, also in Sonoma County.

This video should leave you no doubt as to where I stand!

May Your Life Be Filled With Lawyers

9 Mar
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Gil in Monterey, CA, at the COPAA Conference

My Mexican friends will sometimes use the curse, “May your life be filled with lawyers!” I have always laughed at that, but today I find myself at the annual conference of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates in Monterey, California, and I find my life filled with the most wonderful, giving, lawyers and advocates. They are the kind of hard-charging do-gooders who I love to spend time with, so a life filled with these good folks seems like a life well spent!

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Petra Daitz, MS Ed., Admissions Coordinator, Shrub Oak International School

I feel really lucky to be representing Shrub Oak International School at this conference, along with my friend, Petra Daitz, as it is so easy to talk to folks about a program that will so wonderfully serve the group of students we are aiming to serve, adolescents and young adults in the 14-22 age range. When you have so much to offer, a 127 acre campus, an equestrian center, an organic farm, a pool, a transition program, a full range of clinical services and an innovative academic program, it is not a challenge to answer interested advocate’s questions.

I have been so pleased at the enthusiastic reception we have received from all of these very knowledgable people. Makes me fee like we’re on the right track, and reaffirms what I have always suspected: if you create the program that respects individuals, and supports people on their way to becoming their authentic selves, people will greet you with open arms. So, I send you a blessing: May your life be filled with hard working, caring lawyers and advocates like the people I have met here!

Gil Talks about the Remarkable “Extremely Inconvenient Child”

21 Mar

This quick clip is from a training at the Rebecca School on 3/17/17. I brought up the subject of children who challenge us at the school, a concept I have come to call “The Extremely Inconvenient Child.” I do Not mean anything bad about the child, I am making the point that they challenge our way of doing things, point out our flaws, and show us where we need to improve.

Respecting Autism Conference at Middlebury College

3 Oct
The panel at Respecting Autism, Sept. 27th

The panel at Respecting Autism, Sept. 27th

At the Rebecca School, we are still on a high, after the amazing conference, “Respecting Autism“, we gave at Middlebury College on September 27th. In conjunction with the Sapphire Center, a very cool local center for kids with

Petra Daitz answers questions from an audience member

Petra Daitz answers questions from an audience member

developmental challenges that is doing DIR/Floortime, volunteer staff from the Rebecca School presented a full day conference on what Floortime looks like in a school setting, when it is done well.

Stacey Hensel talking about Music Therapy

Stacey Hensel talking about Music Therapy

Presentations on Parent Support, Visual Spatial support, Floortime with a group of challenging students, Lunchtime Speech and Language programing, our Cafe Rebecca Program, our Music Therapy program, a panel discussion with all of us, and my keynote on the importance of thinking. It was an amazing day!

Yummy Cafe Rebecca cookies at the conference

Yummy Cafe Rebecca cookies at the conference

Here is the good news! We recorded the entire thing! Our amazing Creative Services director, Billy Gomberg, worked tirelessly all day, and as a result, we will be able to offer the entire conference, the very best of Floortime

Meghan Collins talks about visual/spatial support

Meghan Collins talks about visual/spatial support

in the school setting, to everyone, for free! Through the generosity of Tina McCourt, the Program Director of the Rebecca School, we will be able o put all the presentations on-line. So, if you were unable to make it to Middlebury on September 27th,

Lunch alfresco at Middlebury

Lunch alfresco at Middlebury

you will be able to see the whole thing, on-line. Watch this space, because as soon as we have the material edited, and the server space set up, we will let you know.

It was a great day!

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