Floor Time and Evidence-Based Practice Floor Time (Greenspan & Weider, 1998) is an approach to treating individuals with multiple developmental disorders, including autism and pervasive developmental disorder or autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It is a systematic way of working with children to help them move forward developmentally (Greenspan & Weider, 1997a; Weider, 1997). Floor ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2002
Floor Time and Evidence-Based Practice
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  • Jill Armour
    Comprehensive Speech, Language, and Hearing Services, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Judith M. Kuster
    Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
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Article   |   June 01, 2002
Floor Time and Evidence-Based Practice
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2002, Vol. 12, 16-20. doi:10.1044/nnsld12.2.16
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2002, Vol. 12, 16-20. doi:10.1044/nnsld12.2.16
Floor Time (Greenspan & Weider, 1998) is an approach to treating individuals with multiple developmental disorders, including autism and pervasive developmental disorder or autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It is a systematic way of working with children to help them move forward developmentally (Greenspan & Weider, 1997a; Weider, 1997). Floor Time (FT) requires parent participation in the promotion of milestone mastery and involves a 20–30 minute interaction period, getting down on the floor with the child. FT involves intensive engagement with a child and is particularly attractive to speech-language pathologists who believe in social-interaction approaches to treatment. For additional information regarding the FT approach see Greenspan and Weider (1998) . The purpose of this paper is to view FT from an evidence-based practice (EBP) framework by:
  1. Providing insights from a clinician who has used it;

  2. Describing the results of a web search for evidence about FT; and,

  3. Showing how clinical evidence, clinical expertise, and family values inform evidence-based practice.

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