Why DIR®?

Profectum's parent resources provide the tools parents need to have a meaningful relationship with your child. Diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, and other learning and developmental challenges can be difficult and even scary. The Profectum Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based (DIR®) Model, developed by Drs. Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder, revolutionized the concept of development, and provides the foundation for lifelong learning and relating. Relating developmental capacities to the biological/neurological individual differences in sensory processing each person brings to the world, DIR® identifies relationships as the pivotal force that nurture and optimize development. DIR® can help you connect, learn to identify your child's strengths and challenges, and use play to enable development. With the Profectum Parent Toolbox, you can learn to set realistic goals for your child, assess your child's individual profile, and track progress. Profectum means progress, for your child and you.

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DIR® Resources for Parents


Parent Toolbox

Profectum's free parent training program encourages and empowers you to build a strong relationship with your child while fostering his or her development.


Parent Educational Program

Profectum's Parent Educational Program features more than 40 webcasts organized into seven carefully curated themes, designed specifically for families and caregivers.



An extensive library of webcasts complements Profectum's masterclasses and conferences; all Profectum's events and tools feature world-class presenters.

Provider Directory

Profectum Means Progress

Developmental growth through proven multidisciplinary, individualized strategies for people with autism and other developmental challenges.


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