Presenter: Serena Wieder, PhD
The DIR model pioneered a developmental multidimensional approach to understand and treat autism’s complexity using a relationship sensory-motor perspective to dynamically track social, emotional and cognitive neurodevelopment. Today neuroscientists use new technology to identify biomarkers responsive to early intervention related to our approach. On the front lines, historically, clinically, and through research we know relationships provide the most essential experience in life to promote emotional development and mental health. This brief introduction will highlight how the DIR-FCD™ model, in theory and practice, anchors progress through relationships, integrates individual differences, and promotes emotional and functional capacities leading to competence.