Oakwood Academy staff spent two days in New York city attending the conference Learning Through Relationships: Using DIR® Floortime™ to Promote Thinking and Development. Our team of teachers were also fortunate enough to visit and meet with the team at the Rebecca School in Manhattan, to witness first hand how the DIR® model is being used to foster problem solving and genuine leraning in the classroom. Our staff particpated in discussion groups about meaningful literacy, supporting sensory needs and working with the adolescent population. The Rebecca School was the first school to develop using the Developmental Individual Differences Relationship-based (DIR®) model, developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan. Oakwood Academy is the only recognized school in Canada using this approach and is proud to be working with staff at the Rebecca School to bring this approach to students in Canada.