DIR Floortime is approach is based upon the fact that emotion is critical to growth and development of children. DIR promotes individual development through respectful, playful, joyful and engaging processes. It uses the power of human engagement, communication, positive behaviours 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.