ERIC Number: EJ768994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Floor Time: Rethinking Play in the Classroom
Kordt-Thomas, Chad; Lee, Ilene M.
Young Children, v61 n3 p86-90 May 2006
Floor time is a play-based, one-to-one approach to helping children develop relationships, language, and thinking. Developed by child psychiatrist Stanley Greenspan, floor time is helpful not only for children with special needs but also for children who are developing typically. It can be used by teachers, caregivers, and families in brief sessions throughout the day. The authors list basic principles and strategies, and they describe working with preschoolers as well as a two-year-old diagnosed with autism.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Preschool Teachers, Play, Preschool Children, Autism, Special Needs Students, Student Needs, Teacher Student Relationship, Child Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Acquisition, Thinking Skills, Parent Child Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
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