What is the DIR Model?
DIR Model, developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, is a comprehensive
developmental model used to identify an individuals unique profile in
three main areas.
D: Developmental Milestones
are 6 basic and 3 advanced Functional Social-Emotional Milestones that we all develop
throughout our lives that allow us to relate, communicate, socialize and
I: Individual Differences
all have individual processing abilities that allow us to learn from
our environments. These include Sensory Integration, Motor planning and
sequencing, Auditory processing and Visual-Spatial Processing.
is through our relationships that we learn and sometimes relationships
need to be adjusted to optimize emotional and cognitive development.