DIR Floortime for Children with Autism


We interviewed Serena Wieder PhD, the Clinical Director of Profectum Foundation, about DIR Floortime for children with autism.
The Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-Based Model of Intervention (DIR) provides a developmental framework for interdisciplinary assessment and intervention for autism spectrum and related disorders.
The DIR Floortime model training supports parents in their natural and pivotal partnership with their child – promoting their development across a wide range, including:

  • Regulation
  • Joint attention
  • Communication and language
  • Motor skills
  • Cognition
  • Ideation and execution
  • Social problem-solving

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About Serena Wieder PhD

Serena Wieder PhDDr. Wieder is the Clinical Director and a founding member of the Profectum Foundation, dedicated to advancing the development and infant mental health of all children, including children, adolescents and adults with autism and special needs through training and educational programs.
She also co-founded the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders with the late Stanley Greenspan.
Dr. Wieder is a Board Member of Zero to Three and also serves on Advisory Boards to various programs serving infant mental health and other special needs.
She established DIR-Israel and provides consultation and training to international and national programs.
You can find out more about her foundation at www.Profectum.org


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