Links & Resources

The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental & Learning Disorders (ICDL)
The Interdisciplinary Council includes outstanding professionals from the different disciplines working with children and families where there are developmental and/or learning problems. Its aim is to improve the identification, prevention and treatment of developmental and learning disorders.

Dr. Stanley Greenspan

The Autism Society of America

The Autism Society of Los Angeles

Autism Parenting Magazine

CAN (Cure Autism Now)
Cure Autism Now is an organization founded by parents, doctors, and researchers, dedicated to promoting biomedical and genetic research to find a cure for autism.

Autism Speaks

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Dosorder (CHADD)

Selective Mutism Group/Childhood Anxiety Network

Communidades Inclusivas (Inclusive Communities) - Developmental Resources and Courses for Spanish Speaking Professionals and Parents

Handouts/Presentations

  • April 2, 2018: Handouts from Webinar conducted by Dr. Hess on The Differentiation and Play Therapy Treatment of ASD and ADHD in Children that was translated into Chinese. This workshop was sponsored by Xinlicheng Counseling of Shanghai, China.

College Resources

Accredited Online Schools and Colleges: Guide for Online Colleges & Disabilities

Online Colleges: College Support for Students with Disabilities

Home Buying/Ownership Guides

Home Ownership Guide for People with Disabilities

Creating a Home Atmosphere of Solitude to Help Cope with Adult Autism

How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids with Disabilities

Information regarding Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder by Esther B. Hess, Ph.D.

Evidence based research to support DIR/Floor Time

UW work helps pinpoint autism indicator in infants’ brains

Training the Brain: Practical Applications of Neural Plasticity From the Intersection of Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, and Prevention Science

The Effect of Teacher Style on Interactive Engagement of Preschool-Aged Children with Special Learning Needs

York University Researchers Provide Evidence Based Support That the Developmental/Relational Based DIR/Floor Time Model of Play Actually Changes the Way the Brain Is Wired

A pilot randomized controlled trial of DIR/Floortime™ parent training intervention for pre-school children with autistic spectrum disorders

Floor Time Play with a child with autism: A single-subject study

Families of autistic kids sue over therapy's elimination

Evidence Base for the DIR/Floortime Approach

DIR/Floortime and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Overview and Summary of Scientific and Public Support

Autism and Parent's Choices: Fact Sheet

Mandating Autism Policy - A Closer Look at the Evidence: A Fact Sheet for Law Makers, Parents and Health Professionals

Published Articles Supportive of DIR/Floor Time Intervention

A Person-Centered Approach to Problem Behavior: Using DIR/Floortime with Adults Who Have Severe Developmental DelaysGene Christian, M.S., C.R.C.

EDITORIAL: A Developmental Model for Research on Interventions for Autistic Spectrum DisordersStanley I. Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D.

Asian American Parents' Subjective Experiences with the Utilization of Floortime Method for Children with Autism: A Preliminary Investigation,Thao Trinh

New Research/Legislation on Autism

Anthem, Blue Shield to cover therapy for autistic children

Tips for Kids

From Dr. Hess

Several tips to more effectively improve your special needs child's transition into the new school year.

Helping Our Kids with Autism Transition Back Into School

Tips to Support your Child with Selective Mutism Transition Back to School

How to help an introverted child via KidsintheHouse

From the Web

Helping Asperger's Teens to Survive and Thrive: 15 Key Steps

Strategies for Working With Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

15 Behavior Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum

ADHD in children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"How to Take the Trick Out of Trick or Treat" - Solutions for the Halloween Blues for our Special Needs Kids

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Addressing Practical Solutions to Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

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DIR/Floor Time and Early Onset Bi-polar Patterns in Children

Bi-Polar Symptoms

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Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of The Listening Program for Improvement of Auditory Skills and Speech for Children With Down Syndrome

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A Study to Establish Whether the Use of The Listening Program is Effective in Improving Auditory Skills for Children with Autism

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Selected Sildes from Dr. Hess's Recent Presentations - 2009

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Suggested Social Games

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Examples of Educational Strategies

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Mining Report-April 2009: Play-Based Intervention with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

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Floor Time: An Emotional Developmental Approach to Play Therapy for Children Impacted by Developmental and/or Affective Disorders

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Challenges of Families Raising a Special Needs Child

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Autism: Identification, Assessment and Intervention

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Clinical Support for Families Dealing with the Diagnosis of Autism

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Uses of Play with Learning Disabilities and Developmental Delay

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Developmental Tasks During Early Adolescence: Strategies for the Classroom

Developmental Tasks for Grades 1-4: Strategies for the Classroom

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Doing Floor Time as a Group Activity

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Floor Time: An Intervention that Brings Families Together