I'm hoping that maybe you'll all have some good ideas for bits of conflict to mix into DD's Floortime.
Quick background: she just turned 2, has moderate speech and severe social delays. We suspect she's on the spectrum, but won't even be getting a referral until tomorrow. We've been doing Floortime-lite for about a month now.
She is verbal but has very little meaningful speech outside labeling things. She's very difficult to engage in any "real" play, so we do a lot of dumping, pouring, and playing with stuff, like rocks, pasta, rice- lots of sensory play. I'm out of ideas for building little conflicts to get her to respond and initiate interaction with me. Putting my hand over the cup she wants to dump is getting old and she doesn't particularly enjoy that. Adding trucks, dinosaurs, or other toys to the mix causes her to abandon that activity. She actively avoids touch, so hooping arms around her leads to meltdowns.
We're hoping to get a consult with one of the 2 DIR professionals in our state soon, as I really feel like there's got to be more to Floortime/DIR than just dumping rocks all day. Could she just be at the developmental level where that's all we're gonna get? Like, that she allows us into her world is all she can give at this point, and we can't hope to draw her out?
I dunno. I feel stuck- I don't expect her to explode with joy and wrap her arms about my neck, but it'd really be nice to have her look at me without my head being literally inches from the floor.