Examining DIR/Floortime™ as a Treatment for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

  title={Examining DIR/Floortime™ as a Treatment for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={J. Mercer},
  journal={Research on Social Work Practice},
  pages={625 - 635}
  • J. Mercer
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • Research on Social Work Practice
  • Purpose: To review and assess theory and research supporting DIR/Floortime™, a method proposed for treatment of young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Methods: Published materials describing the principles of DIR/Floortime™ were evaluated. Published outcome research articles were assessed for the adequacy of their design and implementation and the extent to which their conclusions were supported. Results: The theoretical basis of DIR/Floortime™ appears to be generally plausible… CONTINUE READING
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