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A Main Difference Between DIR/Floortime and Purely Behavioral Interventions

6 Feb

 

I am just back from Istanbul. I love the Turkish people! Their hospitality and kindness is overwhelming, they are family oriented, and they love the DIR/Floortime model! This is a video of me talking to a group of therapists, doctors and parents of people with autism in Istanbul, Turkey, on the subject of the difference between behavioral interventions and developmental support. I discuss the basic difference in the philosophies of the two different ways of approaching persons with autism and other developmental challenges. I am speaking slowly because there is a simultaneous interpretation of my lecture going on, and I am trying to give the interpreter a chance to catch up with my words. He did an amazing job!

I hope to be going back to Turkey soon. There is a committed group of people doing great things, and it is exciting to be a part of that work.

How a Behavioral Intervention Might Impede Progress in Autism

11 Dec

This is part of a presentation I gave at theInterdisciplinary Counsel for Development and Learning, ICDL’s, International Conference in San Francisco this year. In it I explain why punishing, or prompting or working behaviorally in general, sets back the development of the person on the receiving end of the intervention. I explain in detail a graph I use to teach therapists and families why they should not mix an applied behavioral intervention with a DIRFloortime┬« intervention.

The “Glinda Strategy”

3 Dec

 

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This is a brief clip, from the end of my presentation at the Interdisciplinary Council for Development and Learning’s 2019 International Conference in San Francisco. It starts on a slide of a chapter I just published in the book, “Autism 360┬░.”

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I wanted to empower therapists and parents to advocate vigorously whenever they see people misrepresenting which interventions have rigorous data over a long time that supports their interventions. I called it “The Glinda Strategy” in honor of everyone’s favorite good witch, Glinda, from the”Wizard of Oz.” Click on the cc at the bottom of the video to turn on the Closed Captioning, if it is not already turned on.

Reposting “Gil Offers His Opinion on ABA vs. DIR/Floortime, on ‘Kids in the House.'”

7 Oct

I was reminded of this video this week by a colleague who told me it was one of her favorites. I repost it to celebrate my non-profit, Dirty Hands Developmental Alliance in Sonoma County, CA, and my new Clinical Practice, also in Sonoma County.

This video should leave you no doubt as to where I stand!

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