Research & Evidence

Research & Evidence

Richard Solomon, MD, founder of The PLAY Project, describes research and evidence for parent-implemented models. Read Richard Solomon, MD’s commentary article on this topic HERE.

PIM DRB Reviews mentioned in the above video:

1.Smith T, & Iadarola S. (2015) Evidence-based update for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 44(6), 897-922.

2.Mercer J. (2015) Examining DIR/Floortime as a Treatment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review of Research and Theory. Research on Social Work Practice. May, 1-11.

3. Wong, C., Odom, Evidence-based practices for children, youth, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (2014). Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, Autism Evidence-Based Practice Review Group. This report is available at:

4. Solomon (2018). Commentary: Evidence based interventions for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 2018; 48: 267-269

* Additional review added: 5. Binns, Oram-Cardy (2019) Developmental social pragmatic interventions for preschoolers with autism spectrum spectrum disorder: A sytematic review. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments. 4(1): 1-18 DOI: 10.1177/2396941518824497

Mandell D, Barry C, et al. (2016). Effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder Insurance Mandates on the Treated Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder MPP; JAMA Pediatr. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics 1049. Published online July 11, 2016.