This book is an excellent book written by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder. Dr. Greenspan has been a Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Science, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University Medical School as well as a practicing child psychiatrist. Dr. Serena Wieder is a private practice psychologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of infants and young children. In this book, you will learn about the many strategies utilized in the Floor-time approach. The main theme of the book is that each disable child is a unique individual with different levels of abilities and different ways of reacting to the environment in which they live.
You cannot use a cookie cutter approach to treating special needs children. Therapy must be individualized for each child. This book will teach you how to recognize your child's weaknesses and strengths. You can then develop a individualized plan of action using the Floor-time approach.
The goal of Floor-time is to first develop a level of intimacy and trust with your child which is the building block to moving on to two-way communication. Once two-way communication is established, you will then try to encourage your child's expression of feelings and ideas. The final goal is that your child will link these feelings and ideas together to create logical thought and problem solving. Add this book to your home library today. For a complete chapter list click here