HANDLE is a systems approach (an understanding of the connections and interactions between components of a system), including but not limited to the central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, immune system, digestive system, visual system, extending out to the family system and other external influences.
HANDLE incorporates information on how the external environment and an individual’s internal make-up influence one another
HANDLE theories and practices incorporate knowledge from many disciplines.
HANDLE realizes that nothing stands alone.
HANDLE addresses the client, regardless of age or presumed abilities.
HANDLE takes into account social-emotional factors in addition to physical developmental stages to provide activities that strengthen the nervous system while respecting the psyche.
HANDLE views behaviors as communication rather than as symptoms to be masked or controlled.
HANDLE understands that standardization is simply a construct, not compatible with reality and not validating of individual differences.