From the New York Times Magazine:
About two dozen schools around the country are using a new, creative and highly interactive teaching method to reach teenagers with autism spectrum disorder. Known as D.I.R./Floortime, it is based on the work of two George Washington University researchers and is getting “striking results.”
Most programs for young people with autism use an approach called Applied Behavior Analysis, but critics worry that ABA focuses on modifying symptoms rather than addressing underlying disabilities.
Writer Melissa Fay Greene observes the action at The Community School in Decatur, Georgia.
(Ty Martin at The Community School, New York Times photo)