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Child-Directed Interaction Therapy (CDIT) is a therapeutic technique derived from Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and is used to increase positive behavior and parent-child relationships. During CDIT sessions, parents receive individualized coaching and in-the-moment feedback in order to master the skills of child-directed play.

Using the CDIT approach, the parent/caregiver is the main facilitator of play, while the therapist serves to coach parents/caregivers along the way. With the mastery of CDIT skills, and implementation of 5 minutes of special play time each day, parents can expect to see a drastic reduction in problem behaviors (i.e. yelling, hitting, refusal, arguing, etc.), improved relationship and connection with their child, and an increase in positive behaviors.

Occupational Therapy
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You may benefit from our CDIT program if…

  • Your child exhibits disruptive, or problematic behaviors
  • You have difficulty getting your child to follow directions
  • You’re having difficulty playing with your child
  • You’d like to build your relationship and bond with your child
  • You want to support your child in participating in positive behaviors

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