Development Happens Through Relationships Across a Lifetime

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We Advocate for the Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR®) Approach for Children with Developmental Challenges


This approach is developmental in nature, not behavioural. Children have challenges with traditional academics until they master their Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities.

Individual Differences

Each child has individual processing differences that vary greatly from child to child. These need to be looked at in order to understand what is preventing a child from interacting with us.


With genuine affect, we create those warm & nurturing learning relationships that are tailored to a child’s individual differences and will help the child move ahead in their development.


Floortime is joining in the child’s interests to bring the child into a shared world where we create systematic, playful challenges to help the child master each developmental capacity.


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Floortime Therapy at ICDL

Floortime Therapy at ICDL

Photo Copyright Affect AutismICDL's CEO, Jeff Guenzel joins us this week to introduce their new Floortime Therapy Center in Livingston, NJ. Jeff is a Licensed Professional Counsellor and joined the not-for-profit Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning...

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Promoting Parent Choice

Promoting Parent Choice

This week developmentally-based Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP), and DIR Expert Training Leader, Melanie Feller returns to discuss the importance of parent choice in therapeutic approaches for children with developmental differences. She is the founder of...

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