ERIC Number: EJ679508
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Climbing the Symbolic Ladder in the DIR Model through Floor Time/Interactive Play.
Wieder, Serena; Greenspan, Stanley I.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v7 n4 p425-35 Dec 2003
A case study of a young boy (age 2) with autism illustrates the use of the developmental, individual-difference, relationship based model. During spontaneous "floor time" play sessions, adults follow the child's lead, utilizing affectively toned interactions through gestures and words to move the child up the symbolic ladder. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue on Play.