There is respectful, professional treatment by all.
The services at PCDA are strongly influenced by the DIR® approach described by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder. The Individual Difference Relationship-based approach, which includes "FloortimeTM," is a philosophy that emphasizes the centrality of emotion (affect) to all development. Functional emotional development, building from one stage to the next, provides the foundation for other learning, including language, cognitive, social, play and motor skills. The DIR® approach provides a framework for understanding behavior, and appreciates each child's unique sensory profile, motor planning, auditory and visual processing, interests, and relationships.
The team of professionals at PCDA share a common philosophy about the importance of relationships, working in partnership with parents, and seeing each child as an individual. We take an interest in understanding a parent's concerns, ideas, and priorities. PCDA has been on the forefront of introducing new services to the community based upon this philosophical approach to comprehensive care for children with special needs and their families.
*For more information on DIR®/FloortimeTM, visit: www.icdl.com.