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Clinical Question

What is known about the floortime/DIR approach for treating children with ASD and PDD and how is it used and implemented in practice?

Clinical Bottom Line

There is insufficient evidence to support the floortime/DIR approach as a treatment intervention, and more research needs to be done. However, current research and evidence shows that the floortime/DIR approach may be as or more effective than other pediatric interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD).