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Serena Wieder Bio

Serena Wieder, Ph.D.


Private Practice. Consultation and training services to early intervention, education and mental health settings.

Board Member, ZERO TO THREE; Founder and Associate Chair of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders and ICDL Graduate School; Director of DIR Institute.

Contributions to the Field
Dr. Wieder is co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders and the ICDL Graduate School, and Director of the DIR®/Floortime™ Institute. Dr. Wieder is a clinical psychologist who has pioneered important approaches to diagnosing and treating infants and toddlers with infant mental health and developmental disorders.

Current Research
Follow up studies of children on the Autism Spectrum who received DIR®/Floortime™ comprehensive interventions.

Books and Awards
She co-authored Engaging Autism, The Child With Special Needs and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health with Stanley Greenspan, M.D. They also edited the ICDL Diagnostic Manual for Infants and Young Children (DMIC) and Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC 03). 



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