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Autism and Developmental Disorders

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1994-1617

ISSN (online): 2413-4317


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Using DIR Approach in Work with Children with ASD 880


Gomozova E.S.
Speech Therapist, Defectologist, Expert, DIR/Floortime Trainer, «Correctional-Developmental Center», Moscow, Russia

Developmental Individual Differences (DIR) approach is designed to take into account the uniqueness of each child and each family. Within the framework of DIR approach, experts build habilitation and rehabilitation work based on the interests of the child, proceeding from the premise that his learning does not occur separately from emotional development and also that these two processes are interrelated. Author describes the principles of DIR approach and the features of its basic method — Floortime, which is helping the child to perceive the world, to establish emotional relationships with parents and to learn

Keywords: Developmental Individual Differences (DIR), autism spectrum disorders, emotional development, learning


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