An inspiring introduction to the basic foundations of the Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-Based (DIR®) Model. Development grows within a structure of foundational capacities that support relating, communicating, functioning and thinking. Within this presentation, you will learn that each child brings unique sensory processing strengths and differences that foster growth and development at different rates. Affect-rich, attuned relationships with caregivers are central to this model and support the child’s development through emotionally meaningful experiences. The powerful connections between the caregiver and child that are strengthened through the use of this model unlocks the potential for the Foundational Capacities for Development (FCDs).
Through lecture, group discussion and video examples, participants will have the opportunity to explore how the DIR-FCD Model can help guide our observations, deepen our understanding and attune our intervention as we support the children and caregivers that we serve.
This course is designed as an introduction and/or review of the basic tenets of the DIR-FCD Model for clinicians, paraprofessionals, educators, parents and caregivers.
Created By: Monica Osgood, Executive Director, Lynn Abelson, MA, CCC-SLP, OTR/L, Marilee Burgeson, MA CCC-SLP, Griff Doyle, PhD, Psych., Caroline Ferguson-Walsh, MS-LP(C), CCC-SLP and the Profectum Presentation Task Force