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What is DIRFloortime?

D.I.R. Floortime (also known as Floortime) is an intervention that is used to promote an individual's development through a respectful, playful, joyful, and engaging process. It uses the power of relationships and human connections to promote engagement, communication, positive behaviors, and thinking. It is based on the DIR® model that was developed by Dr. Stanley
Greenspan and his colleagues.  It is used around the world by teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, mental health professionals, parents, and many others that care for individuals with developmental challenges or other related needs.  It is an evidence-based approach to promoting human development that is used with children, young adults, and even adults...especially those on the autism spectrum.

DIRFloortime Documentary on YouTube:

We need to take a less narrow look at our children’s problems and, instead, see them as windows of opportunity—a way of exploring and understanding all facets of our children’s development. If we can understand the underlying developmental process, we can see a child’s struggles as signs of striving toward growth instead of chronic problems or attempts to aggravate adults.  -Stanley Greenspan, MD

What is ICDL?

The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting each person's development to their fullest potential.  Through the genius and leadership of Dr. Stanley Greenspan, ICDL was formed nearly 30 years ago and became the official home of DIR® and DIRFloortime®. DIRFloortime is recognized as the next generation of evidence-based intervention for autism and other developmental challenges. ICDL provides training for professionals and parents as well as DIRFloortime® based therapy services at our Therapy & Training Center and through our live online platform.

DIRFloortime® Courses

What professionals should attend the DIRFloortime Professional Certificate courses?

Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Teachers, Early Intervention Specialists, Day Care Professionals, Art Therapists, Music Therapists, and any other professionals that supports the development of infants, children, young adults, and adults.  DIR 101 is also for parents and parents can attend other professional certificate courses too.  Please click here to learn more. 

Therapy Services at ICDL

ICDL's flagship DIR Floortime® Therapy & Training Center is located in Livingston, New Jersey, USA.  To learn more, please click here.  We provide DIR Floortime® Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Feeding Therapy, and many other related services to children and families from around the world. 


What is Autism? 
A Great Explanation from "Ask an Autistic"

Did you like Amythest's "What is Autism" video?  Go to our Advocacy page to see her What is ABA? is so important to hear the perspectives of those on the spectrum.  Also, you can visit our About Autism page for more information too. 

Parents' Perspectives...

Discovering DIR Floortime was a confirmation of my natural instinct. To experience and nurture my angel naturally allowed him to shine.
-Jamie, proud mother of two angels 

I, for the first time, feel empowered as a parent to continue to support my son's developmental growth!
- Parent Participant in the Building Floortime Families course. 

Also for parents,
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Specifically for parents


ICDL is the Home of DIR® & DIRFloortim®
ICDL offers the original and official DIR® and DIRFloortime® certificate courses. Don't get misled by others. DIR, DIRFloortime, and Floortime are trademarks of ICDL, Inc. in the United States and/or internationally. ICDL has an approved network of trainers and training centers around the world. Make sure your course is approved by ICDL and meets our quality, fidelity, and curriculum standards. Questions? Just e-mail us at or call us at 301-304-8834.

Pronunciation Note

"DIR" is an initialism form of an acronym meaning that each letter is stated rather than pronouncing it as a word. So, "DIR" is pronounced "D" "I" "R". "ICDL" is the same way and each letter is stated rather than pronouncing it as a single word.