Main Office
Northeast Clinic
3260 Eagle Park Dr. NE 
Suite 117
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Appointment Only
Southwest Clinic
1388 Baldwin St. 
Suite B
Jenison, MI 49428

(616) 530-2224

Main Office
Northeast Clinic
3260 Eagle Park Dr. NE 
Suite 117
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Appointment Only
Southwest Clinic
1388 Baldwin St. 
Suite B
Jenison, MI 49428
(616) 530-2224

DIR – FRIENDS

DIR – FRIENDS
(ages 3-12)

DIR – FRIENDS (ages 3-12)

  • DIR = Developmental, Individual-difference, Relationship-based
  • FRIENDS = Friends Relating, Interacting, Engaging, Negotiating and Developing Social Skills
  • Students grouped by age, gender (for ages 6-8 and 9-12) and developmental level
  • The 6-8 and 9-12 year old groups meet once per week.  The 3-5 year old groups meet twice per week.

DIR- FRIENDS groups are based on Greenspan’s DIR/Floortime model to address a wide variety of developmental delays including, but not limited to:

  • Speech / Language delays
  • Sensory Integration difficulties
  • Global / Pervasive Developmental Delays
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (including Aspergers and PDD-NOS)
  • Cognitive Impairments
  • ADHD and attention difficulties
  • Emotional disorders
  • Behavioral difficulties
  • Social and Relationship problems

Read more about DIR-Floortime and EnCourage Institute’s DIRect Connections developmental therapy.

EnCourage Institute for Teaching and Learning

Our Mission is to provide expert instruction to all students, helping them grow into successful life-long learners.
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