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Development, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based (DIR/Floortime model)

The development, individual difference, relationship-based model, or DIR, is a framework that helps clinicians, parents and educators conduct a comprehensive assessment and develop an intervention program tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of children with autism. The objective of DIR is to build healthy foundations for social, emotional and intellectual capacities for children with autism. It is important to understand where the child is on a developmental level before any treatment or therapy is provided. The therapists of MindWorks understand that children with autism face developmental challenges. The DIR model is designed to help children with autism develop capacities to engage and interact with others.