Rebecca School in the New York Times Today!

8 Aug

Today we were lucky enough to have a reporter from the New York Times,Vivian Yee, and a photographer, Librado Romero, to come and write an article about the “Olympics” at Rebecca School. There is a great photograph in the article of Ryan Lambiasi, our adapted phys ed teacher, and a student, Dylan Riano, working on their technique for the shot put. There is a brief quote from me, and a nice quote from Tina McCourt, the Program Director, but the real juice can be found in the quotes from the kids. It was a lot of fun to show the school to visitors, and a real joy to see the kids enjoying the day so much. Link to the article below. It is a quick read, and we are proud to be represented in the New York Times!
New York Times Article about Rebecca School

2 Responses to “Rebecca School in the New York Times Today!”

  1. Debbie September 23, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Is DIR for child 1-5yrs of age or can a child that is 6 years and up benifit from this kind of therapy and how at that age.

    • Gil Tippy September 26, 2012 at 8:56 am #

      Hi Debbie,
      I have no doubt that a child 6 and older can benefit from DIR! We, at Rebecca School, and practitioners across the country, are using this developmentally appropriate intervention with older children and adults every day.

      Take a look at the Rebecca School website to see the great work with older kids, or go to ICDL, the group that represents Stanley Greenspan’s teaching on DIR to see other examples of how DIR is the right way to go with persons with spectrum disorders of all ages.

      Thanks for the comment!

      Gil Tippy

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