Developmental interventions (also known as the Developmental Social-Pragmatic Model, the DSP model, the interactive model, or the child-oriented approach) are a wide group of interventions designed to target the core deficits within each child rather than his or her outward behaviours.
Developmental interventions are derived from research on typical child development that indicates a relationship between caregivers' responsivity and their child's level of social communication development.
According to Ingersoll et al (2005) Developmental interventions share several common characteristics
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