About The DIR® Model

The Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based (DIR®) Model is a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan. The model addresses all areas of a child’s development, with an emphasis on their ability to communicate with and relate to others. Building a strong relationship with the child is the foundation of the model, because a child must first be emotionally attached to the people in their life and have meaningful interaction with them in order to develop cognitively and emotionally. The philosophy of the DIR® Model is that learning does not happen independently of emotional development, but rather, in cooperation with it.

Benefits of The DIR® Model