DIR and LanguageDIR and LanguageThe Higher LevelsThe Higher LevelsDIR and LanguageDIR and LanguageThe Higher LevelsThe Higher Levels
Michele Ricamato, M.A. CCCMichele Ricamato, M.A. CCCSpeech and Language PathologistSpeech and Language Pathologist
Ricamato, 2011Ricamato, 2011
A Perfect Pair ²DIR ® anddevelopmental LanguageIntervention
DIR ® looks at the whole child, neverteaching isolated skills or componentparts.Developmental Language Intervention seeslanguage as a process that occurs as the´wholeµ child interacts with their world ina dynamic way. Natural learningenvironments are encouraged and skills arenot taught in isolation.
When we begin to look at languagedevelopment, we must see it as adynamic process that is impacted andeffected by other areas of growthand development.In other words, language doesn·tdevelop in a vacuum.