treatment & therapy

Individual treatment for children and adolescents using DIR® Floortime™, an evidence-based developmental approach that incorporates play and interaction.  Developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder in the 1980's, DIR® is based on principles of typical child development, infant mental health, and attachment.  We look at each child or adolescent individually and use their interests, strengths, and capacities to design therapeutic goals and learning objectives that support and challenge them.  

Parents are encouraged to play an active role in DIR® therapy.  Using observation, modelling, coaching, video review, and reflective discussion, we can build on and complement parents' insight and strengths to support the child or adolescent's ability to relate, communicate, and think.  Additional supports offered include classroom and camp observations, play-date facilitation, and group work.