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DIR/Floortime in the School System

When: Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18, 2022 at 2pm to 3.30pm

Description: How does one apply the Developmental Individual Differences, Relationship Model (DIR) in the school system? How do you assess behavior in a developmental frame that makes sense to education? Is DIR only about “play” and does it hold any educational relevance at all? This workshop will use the 6 developmental milestones of Dr. Stanley Greenspan’s and provide clinical and educational reasoning with regards to applying this model in the school system. Video will be used to support the learning curve. The DIR/Floortime model is very complimentary to many teaching models, including utilizing “teachable moments”, and the model of Sensory Integration, and is not restricted to a certain age group. Professionals working in schools, pre-school settings, as well as private practice, will find the model and intervention strategies helpful in planning intervention with different behaviors and targeting educational and clinical reasoning. Be prepared to use social emotional development in support of educational goals within a team approach that will provide consistency in similar expectations that will serve every child’s need for emotional safety and security, thus making them more available for learning.

Outline / Agenda:                       

Session 1: August 4, 2022                   DIR Guidelines for the School System

Session 2: August 11, 2022                 DIR Goal setting                     

Session 3: August 18, 2022                 Floortime Strategies for the Classroom                        

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify at least 4 core reasons for each of the 6 levels that makes the DIR Model educationally relevant and practical to use in classrooms
  2. List at least 5 different Floortime Strategies for each of the 6 developmental levels that will support learning through intrinsic motivation and increased participation of the school learner
  3. Consider at least 10 goals for each of the 6 developmental levels that could be applied to the school setting.
  4. Add the concept of sensory diet to serve both sensory modulation and emotional regulation within a typical school day

Provider Name: The Maude Le Roux Academy

Presenter: Maude Le Roux OTR/L, IMC, SIPT, CTC, DIR-FT Expert Trainer

Bio: Maude Le Roux is an occupational therapist with an extensive following of professionals across the globe. She was certified in DIR/Floortime through ICDL in 2005 and has been training as an Expert Training Leader since 2011. She completed the SIPT training in 2002 and Sensory Integration forms the foundation from which she continues to develop different tracks of assessment and intervention. Maude is certified in multiple different techniques that she applies uniquely through her Developmental Pathways Model (DPM). She owns and directs a clinical practice in Glen Mills, PA, where she has a team of dedicated professionals, many of whom had been with her over 10 years as well as being with her since inception of her practice in 2001. Maude opened the online Maude Le Roux Academy in 2019 which enables her to train other professionals in her methodologies in a comprehensive way. She gives back to her community by serving on different boards and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ATTACh, a national organization dedicated to serve families and children with attachment related difficulties and trauma informed care. She co-authored the book “Our Greatest Allies” in 2011 with Lauren O’Malley describing the journey of one autistic child.

Special Needs Accommodation: We invite anyone who may need a specific accommodation to contact [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Cancellation policy: Payment is due in full with registration and there is a non-refundable cancellation fee of $25 at any time. If the course participant cancels within 30 days prior to the course starting date, the reimbursement would be 75% and within 2 weeks of the course; reimbursement would be calculated at 50%. Please contact [email protected]  If the course should be cancelled by the Maude Le Roux Academy, each course participant will be contacted via e-mail notification to announce rescheduled dates or when reimbursement would be issued if not able to reschedule.

Location: Online

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Educators, Social workers, Psychologists, Nurses, Classroom Assistants, Parents

Educational Level: Intermediate

Pre-Requisites: None

Number of Participants: Unlimited

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Video, Group Discussion

Course Completion Requirement: Complete Feedback Sheet

Contact Hours: 4.5 hours

Fee: $95


Wanted to let you know that after completing my course evaluation for the DIR webinar and going through my notes again, I came to the realization that I can say without reservation that this was the best course I have ever had.  It will take me a while before it all seeps into my bones but I am compelled to keep reviewing and reviewing until it does.  And what I have already absorbed has been so helpful with my work.  Can’t thank you enough!  

 Susan Gretz, USA

I was struck again and again during your presentation by your empathy for each child; by your understanding that no child or grown-up chooses his/her weakness. Rarely do I hear an approach that sees the world from the child’s vantage point, with empathy drawn from an in depth understanding of how the child is struggling to put the world together. You bridged together the multiplicity of systems that must develop and must eventually work together.  My head was spinning. There were so many pieces to the puzzle!  It is heartwarming that you and your colleagues are putting the pieces together for the child and family, and supporting all the various domains.

Maxine Margolies, USA