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Building Healthy Minds with Dr. Faith Thayer & Natalie Kitts

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In this webinar, we will explore the use of the Developmental, Individual-differences, Relationship-based model (DIR ®) in facilitating healthy development. There will be a specific focus on regulation, stress states, and trauma that can interfere with the ability of children with special needs to be ready to learn. Current research will be shared that will illuminate the powerful impact that a developmental-based approach to intervention has on the social-emotional growth of children with autism. We will explore how a DIR-based team approach can empower families and collaborate with educators to reach beyond behavioral modification to help children achieve higher levels of growth and independence. We will also discuss the recent changes in Medicaid Autism services in the State of New Jersey, which now includes Developmental Interventions as an option. This webinar is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning more about a developmental approach (DIR ®).

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