DIR® / FLOOR TIME
DIR — Developmental Individual Difference Relationship Model is an evidence-based and parent-mediated autism intervention model that focuses on relationships and play to support a child's behavioral, social, emotional, communicative, executive, sensory and behavioral growth. Dr. Stanley Greenspan, MD and Serena Weider, PhD. developed this model to provide intensive developmental intervention for children with ASD and other challenges in relating. The intervention sessions are called "Floortime" sessions.
Much of our work takes place on the floor with children because that is where young children are best engaged and where we are best able to learn about and support each child's individual sensory needs!
DIR/Floortime utilizes developmental methods and principles that are the foundation for autism intervention. We are trained and certified in the DIR Model by the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning.