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 emphasis on his/her 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 his life and have meaningful interaction with them in order to develop cognitively and emotionally. Thus, the philosophy of the DIR® Model is that learning does not happen independently from emotional development but together with it.

Benefits of The DIR® Model