About the Author
D. Brown has a Masters in Personality and Social Psychology specializing in Individual Differences. She has worked in the field of research, evaluation and education for over 20 years at universities, not for profits, and government.
Her most recent credentials include an Advanced DIR/Floortime® Certificate through the Interdisciplinary Council on Learning and Development (ICDL), and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® through The Grief Recovery Institute®. She is an authority on the developmental approach to parenting based on the work of Dr. Gordon Neufeld and the developmental approach to treating developmental delays including autism based on the work of the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan. She is the Parent Advocate for ICDL, the home of DIR/Floortime®.
What brought her to creating this service website was the severe brain inflammation of her 2-year-old son in 2011 which lead to his 2012 diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her research background had her searching for ways to help her son recover from his severe brain injury and overcome his developmental challenges, and she found what she was looking for in the DIR model of Dr. Stanley Greenspan. Now she is determined to save parents the grief and searching her family went through by educating them about this intuitive and effective developmental practice.
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