Gil on “Kids in the House” shares his opinion on DIR/Floortime VS. ABA

15 Jun

This is a clip from a panel I did on the website, “Kids in the House.” During the panel discussion, I got tossed a question about what intervention for Autism I would recommend. I don’t think they were prepared for how enthusiastically I would support DIR/Floortime and Stanley Greenspan. The other 2 panelists wanted to defend the ABA model. You can see the whole 30 minutes at the Kids in the House website through the link below. The part I posted actually gives you the whole idea, though.

If you come to see me at the Summer Autism Institute for the State of Vermont where I will be keynoting Friday, June 26th ( or Autism Society International Conference in Denver in July ( or at United States Autism and Aspergers Association in Tucson at the end of July ( you should probably know by know that I am going to talk about the parent supportive, respectful, effective DIR/Floortime and Rebecca School.

4 Responses to “Gil on “Kids in the House” shares his opinion on DIR/Floortime VS. ABA”

  1. Mary Clancy June 15, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

    Fabulous Gil! Keep it up!

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Gil Tippy June 18, 2015 at 6:02 am #

      Thanks, Mary, that means a lot!

  2. Neil Samuels February 19, 2016 at 11:49 pm #

    Amusingly but tragically, I think what we always need to bear in mind is that the fifty years of resoundingly successful persuasiveness of ABA methodologies is not just the result of a smashingly successful business model (i.e., a bio-psychiatric complimentary fit) but more systemically (and dare I say tragically) indicative of a pandemic unconscious global resistance on the hand and an inability on the other (the two closely akin) to slow down and to actually empathically and functionally-emotionally Developmentally engage not only our own typical/non-typical children – but ourselves. In the field unfortunately it continues to be a tremendous crisis with respect to understanding by clinicians both theoretically from a comprehensive neurodevelopmental perspective and practically from a human emotional (empathic) perspective.

    • Gil Tippy February 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

      I could not agree more! I have spoken in many different places about how we got in this behavioral mess, and it is nice to hear your support!

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