Written throughout the 3rd yr of The Rebecca School’s operation in ny, RESPECTING AUTISM: The Rebecca college DIR Casebook for fogeys and pros adroitly describes the result of Tina McCourt and Michael Koffler’s efforts to conceive and create a brand new tuition in big apple urban for kids clinically determined at the autism spectrum. a result of devotion of the total employees in addition to mom and dad, all manhattan scholars can now obtain a developmentally applicable, considerate, and built-in schooling. based on co-author Dr. Gil Tippy, medical Director: “At Rebecca college we think that every little thing we do originates with recognize. admire for the kids we serve, appreciate for the employees with whom we paintings, and admire for the households of the children.”
Dr. Tippy and Floortime™ writer Dr. Stanley Greenspan collaborated on RESPECTING AUTISM. In 2005, Dr. Greenspan grew to become a expert to Rebecca university, and his paintings with scholars is featured through the booklet. the varsity institutionalizes Dr. Greenspan’s “Floortime™” equipment of training and its educators paintings to increase scholars’ circles of conversation utilizing the Developmental, person distinction, Relationship-based (DIR®) version additionally pioneered by way of Dr. Greenspan.
Autism Spectrum issues should not problems with reminiscence or of extinguishable behaviors, yet really problems with referring to and speaking. all through RESPECTING AUTISM, daily genuine lifestyles scholars and their households generously open up their houses and private histories to Dr. Tippy who then conveys to readers those student’s triumphs and frustrations, joys and fears as every one baby in her or his personal approach strives to event the liberty of the area of abstraction.
RESPECTING AUTISM introduces readers to 16 scholars and their own tales provided as case stories. In each one of those very varied stories, Dr. Tippy takes an intensive and considerate method of introducing readers to those contributors; he first establishes their family’s tale and academic heritage, then presents specifics in regards to the scholars’ paintings in addition to habit in school. every one case research concludes with Dr. Greenspan’s prognosis, reflections, and plan concerning how most sensible to continue to carry the scholar absolutely into the circle of communication.