This is a practicum course that helps participants develop competencies to coach another adult (e.g. caregiver, teacher) on how to interact with a child or adults with special needs, following the Floortime principles, promoting basic functional emotional developmental capacities. At this advanced level course, participants will be integrating what they learned in the two previous courses, by showing video examples of themselves coaching others. Participants are evaluated on case presentations, class participation, and written responses to forum questions. Students must present two cases using video recordings during the course. We ask that participants be prepared to present two different cases, but sometimes trainers will prefer or allow participants to present the same case twice. If you only have one case to present, please e-mail us at email@example.com to confirm this will be acceptable (it usually is OK, but depends on the case being presented as well). The case presentations in this course must have at least one case that is different than those presented in DIR 201 and DIR 202. Students in online courses must have a device that has a camera and microphone to fully engage in the course. ICDL provides the software. This course is an assessment-based course that assesses each students DIRFloortime competencies. Successful completion leads to a DIRFloortime® Advanced Certificate (DIR-Advanced) and a listing on the ICDL registry and listing online.
DIR 203: The DIRFloortime® Advanced Certificate Course
When: Live Online for 2 hours each week: September 2, 27, October 4, 6, 11, 25, November 1, 3, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6, 8
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
Provider Name: ICDL (www.icdl.com)
Speakers: Maude Le Roux and Millicent Viljoen
Special Needs Accommodation: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation policy: Contact email@example.com
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Educators, Psychologists, Medical Practitioners, Social Workers
Pre-Requisites: Must have completed DIR201 and DIR202 Workshop
Number of Participants: 12
Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Video, Group Discussion, Case Studies
Fee: see www.icdl.com
Once you register for the course, you will have access to Moodle and your own course page. This course page will detail different readings as well as additional videos and podcasts to listen to as well as list when the participants would be presenting their two cases.
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to describe all of their own functional emotional developmental capacities, interactive styles and coping tendencies under stress.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify at least three of their own strengths in their understanding and application of the DIR® Model and Floortime Intervention.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify at least three of their own areas that require further development in their understanding and application of the DIR® Model and Floortime™ Intervention.
- Apply at least ten in-depth, discipline specific concepts learned in DIR® 201 and DIR® 202, analyzing how individual differences of children or adults can interfere or help promote the mastering of the 9 functional emotional developmental capacities.
- Demonstrate the ability to summarize the child and adult’s unique profile based on all his or her 9 functional emotional developmental capacities and individual differences.
- Demonstrate the ability to assess their own interactive and “goodness of fit” styles that can better support development, based on different caregiver and children’s individual profiles and family cultural differences
- Demonstrate the ability to explain how other interventions that the family might choose could be integrated, when beneficial to the child, into the home and school program using the DIR® model and DIRFloortime® principles as the guiding developmental framework.
- Demonstrate the ability to cite at least 10 studies supporting the DIR® model and Floortime intervention.