DIR 201: Promoting Basic Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities
When: to be announced for 2024
This is an online practicum course that helps participants develop competencies to promote the first four functional emotional developmental capacities: Regulation, Engagement, Purposeful reciprocal communication, Sense of self and Problem solving with all based on the child's inner will and motivation. Participants will learn how to apply the principles of Floortime by tailoring their interactions to the individual differences of children or adults with special needs. Students must present two cases using video recordings during the course. The individuals being presented (the cases) can be of any age, but should have challenges in FEDC's 1-4. Students in online courses must have a device that has a camera and microphone to fully engage in the course. ICDL provides the software. Participants must achieve a minimum of 80% on each of the four domains listed in the learning objectives as assessed by their Training Leader(s).
Outline / Agenda
- Will demonstrate the ability to describe the central ideas of each of the first four functional emotional developmental capacities of the DIRFloortime® Model.
- Will demonstrate the ability to describe at least three basic, discipline-specific concepts related to the following areas: sensory reactivity, processing and motor planning development, receptive and expressive language development, and visual spatial development.
- Will be able to describe the mastering, constrictions or absence of the first four basic functional emotional developmental capacities in children or adult individuals, with or without developmental special needs.
- Will demonstrate the ability to describe at least three unique individual profiles with all of the following components: sensory reactivity, processing and motor planning development, receptive and expressive language development, and visual spatial development in children or adult individuals, with or without developmental special needs.
- Will demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply relevant (at least five) DIR® concepts through Floortime competencies by attunement of one’s own affect to the individual, supporting regulation, emotional engagement, shared pleasure, reciprocity, and complex thinking.
- Will demonstrate the ability to follow the individual's lead (based on his/her internal intentions, motivations and purposes) in gradually increasing the duration and complexity of circles of communication for a duration of time determined appropriate for the specific client.
- Will demonstrate the ability to describe their own individual differences and functional emotional developmental capacities, including preferred interactive styles and tendencies under stress (i.e., what helps you stay regulated).
- Will demonstrate the ability to engage in personal reflection (triggered by observation, group discussions, personal evaluation, readings and lectures, supervision, and more) to continually adjust and enhance one’s understanding of the DIRFloortime® Model and its application to one’s work.
Assessment: Participants are evaluated on case presentations, class participation, and written responses to forum questions.
AOTA CEU’s provided through ICDL with reciprocity in South Africa
This course is an assessment-based course that assesses each students’ DIRFloortime competencies. Successful completion leads to a DIRFloortime® Basic Certificate (DIR-Basic) and a listing in the ICDL registry online.
Provider Name: ICDL (www.icdl.com)
Speakers: Maude Le Roux and Andrea Snyder
Special Needs Accommodation: Please contact [email protected]
Cancellation policy: Contact [email protected]
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Educators, Psychologists, Medical Practitioners, Social Workers
Pre-Requisites: Must have completed DIR101 Workshop
Number of Participants: 12
Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Video, Group Discussion, Case Studies
Fee: see www.icdl.com