Inspired Early Childhood Development, LLC

Connecting. engaging. inspiring.

Providing DIRFloortime Therapy & other developmental, play-based interventions & services across Central Virginia for young children, adolescents, & their families.

Finally! An approach to therapy that focuses on whole-child development, individual differences, and the value of supportive, warm, & nurturing relationships.

What is a Developmental, Play-Based Intervention?

Developmental, play-based models for intervention are focused on teaching adults to engage in non-directive interactive strategies to foster interaction and development of communication in the context of play. One such approach is known as DIRFloortime (the Developmental, Individual Differences, and Relationship-Based model).

DIRFloortime Helps children develop crucial skills:

  • Regulation & attention

  • Social engagement & attachment

  • Reciprocity

  • Social problem solving

  • Self-awareness

  • Empathy

  • Imagination

  • Emotional thinking

  • Logical thinking

  • Complex thinking

  • Self-reflection

Floortime All the Time and Everywhere!

Did you know Floortime can be done anywhere? We will help you learn skills that can be used in the house, backyard, grocery store, and at the playground. Also, unlike other therapeutic approaches, you do not need a professional in your home for hours on end. This is something you can do at home with your child while engaging in every day events and tasks. Certified DIRFloortime practitioners coach you and give you the skills you need to enter your child's world & engage in joyful, positive interactions.

  • Floortime can include everyone - other children, siblings, peers, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, teachers, etc. It can be done at any time of the day, too!

  • Floortime can be done in the car, when doing laundry, eating breakfast, getting dressed, and washing the dishes – all the time, everywhere!

Our services & supports will help you challenge and expand your child’s development through a respectful, playful, and joyful process that will keep your child engaged. The key requirement is that you and your child enjoy these moments!

Why use DIRFloortime?

  • Proven effective-- research supported, field tested, & rooted in developmental psychology

  • Targets the key cognitive & social-emotional capacities children need to thrive in the real world

  • Promotes learning & growth through play & interaction

  • Fosters warm, attuned parent-child & parent-caregiver relationships

  • Meets your specific needs-- apply DIRFloortime strategies in developmental order or use them as standalone teaching tools

  • Includes quick catchphrases that make strategies "stick"

  • Leads to children & teens becoming joyful, spontaneous, flexible, creative, & empathethic human beings