Penerapan Prinsip DIR/Floortime Meningkatkan Kemampuan Memusatkan Atensi pada Anak dengan ADHD

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Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-Based approach (DIR/Floortime) is one of the availableinterventions focused on increasing the quality of caregiver-child interaction. This study is aimed at investigating theeffectiveness of DIR/Floortime to increase the ability to sustain attention on a 4 year-old child with Early OnsetAttention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).This is a qualitative research involving two participants, a boy diagnosed with ADHD, and the mother of the boy. This research utilized observation and interview in gathering the data, accompanying the use of observation log for duration of attention and frequency of distractedness specifically designed for this research, Functional Emotional Assessment Scale (FEAS), questionnaire and interview guideline:ObservingChild's Biological Challenge (OCBC), and Sensory Processing Motor Planning Questionnaire(SPMPQ).The result of this studyindicated that the application ofDIR/Floortime principles is effective in increasing the ability to sustain attention on a 4 year-old child with Early OnsetADHD, along with the increase of the functional emotional development of both mother and child as shown with theincrease of attention span, the decrease of frequency of distractibility, and score increase in the Functional EmotionalAssessment Scale (FEAS).
Original languageIndonesian
Pages (from-to)33-44
JournalJurnal Ilmu Perilaku - Universitas Andalas
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • DIR/Floortime, Attention span,Functional emotional development

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