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).
Anderson, Krissy, "The DIR/floortime model and its implementation and use for intervention with children with ASD/PDD" (2008). Pediatrics CATs. 4.