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DIR/Floortime and Physical Therapy

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DIR/Floortime and Physical Therapy
by Affect Autism

https://affectautism.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/2022-04-09.mp3












This Week’s Guest



Mary Beth Crawford is a licensed Physical therapist and Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR) Expert Training Leader who founded Baby Steps Therapy in 2008. Mary Beth regularly provides lectures and in-service training to numerous parent groups, and medical professionals and allied health groups on the foundations of motor development, and on her unique approach to pediatric physical therapy. She is here to talk about how she practices Physical Therapy within a DIR/Floortime approach.



Mary Beth was mentored by Occupational Therapist Maude Le Roux early in her career, who introduced her to DIR/Floortime. It gave her the science to the instincts she always had about development, individual differences, and relationships. Her lofty goal is to bring the Floortime approach to more developmental pediatric physical therapists. In PT they have affect, sensory and motor. All of these synchronously develop together to optimize a child’s motor development, Mary Beth states.

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