About the Workshop
The DIR® Floortime™ Model is a comprehensive framework which enables clinicians, educators and parents to construct a program tailored to the child’s unique strengths and challenges
The DIR® Floortime™ Model emphasizes the critical role of parents and other family members because of the importance of their emotional relationship with the child.
The model is widely used for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), regulatory disorders, learning difficulties and other developmental challenges. The model can also be used with children at risk of developmental delay or to support healthy development in the neurotypical child.
Chithra Kathiresan has been working as a speech-language therapist for more than 26 years in Singapore. Her experience includes working in hospitals, schools, homes and clinics, ranging from infants to teens and young adults. She works with caregivers from diverse cultures and is highly sensitive to differences in parenting in Asia. She is a DIR® Floortime™ associate faculty for the USA certification body Profectum, trains in their online certification programs and tutors professionals internationally. She has conducted several DIR® Floortime™ trainings in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia, and is a guest lecturer and clinical educator for the NUS MSc. Speech Language Pathology program in Singapore.