Enhancing Functional Outcomes in Children Using the DIR/Floortime Model

Course Description:

DIR/Floortime is an exciting intervention approach focusing on improving emotional development for children with challenges in relating and communicating. The playful intervention technique of Floortime is used under the overall DIR Model, which is a comprehensive system to assess and plan for the needs of children with developmental issues. The highly successful approach was developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Serena Weider, PhD. The D stands for developmental level, the I stands for individual differences, and the R stands for Relationships that the child needs to develop. Through case studies, participants will learn how to implement this technique with a variety of children from 6 months to 18 years of age.

Participants will be able to:
Describe the DIR/Floortime Model.
Identify the six emotional developmental levels of the DIR/Floortime Model and be able to as sess the emotional developmental level of a child.
Identify the childs individual differences the I of the DIR and the childs ability to participate in relationships the R of the DIR and be able to use this information when designing an intervention plan.
Summarize how to implement the DIR/
Floortime Approach with appropriate children
in a variety of different settings

What others are saying:

"Dawn Heino gave an excellent presentation of DIR/Floortime Model. Case Studies were shown with plenty of time given for classroom discussion. I would highly recommend this course for all therapists." Sherin Antley


Dawn Heino

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