The P.L.A.Y. Project 2-Day Professional Conference
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Friday, October 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Ann Arbor, MI
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The P.L.A.Y. Project
2-Day Professional Conference: A Developmental Approach to Autism
Thursday, October 24 & Friday, October 25
in Ann Arbor, MI
Join us for the first 2 days of our agency training to go beyond an introduction to P.L.A.Y. The conference includes in-depth analysis of P.L.A.Y. and DIR methods for autism early intervention, using video case studies, small group discussion, and expert assessment by Dr. Solomon and team.
Richard Solomon, MD, is the founder and Medical Director of The P.L.A.Y. Project. As a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, he has over 25 year experience diagnosing and treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Financial Disclosure: Dr. Solomon receives an honorarium for this presentation.
Nonfinancial Disclosure: Dr. Solomon is the Medical Director of The P.L.A.Y. Project.
This conference can be used to introduce participants to or deepen more experienced participants’ knowledge of The P.L.A.Y. Project and Greenspan's DIR model for autism early intervention. After this workshop participants will be able to:
- Articulate the theory of Floortime/DIR and differentiate developmental autism interventions from behavioral interventions
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of The P.L.A.Y. Project Model including the principles, methods, and techniques
- Describe the basic skills within each of Greenspan's 6 Functional Developmental Levels (FDLs)
- Identify basic behaviors and symptoms of children with sensory processing issues
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze video case studies using The P.L.A.Y. Project's Skill Sequence with moderate guidance
- Identify basic solutions to issues regarding family dynamics, professional boundaries, and child's diagnosis of ASD
- Explain the role of The P.L.A.Y. Project Home Consultant and determine possible settings for delivery of the P.L.A.Y. Project autism intervention model
Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants at the completion of the course. Participants are encouraged to attend the entire program and complete a seminar evaluation. Contact OPL if you have any questions regarding CE at 248-318-7732.
This course is offered for up to 1.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
Occupational Therapists/Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants:
OPL is approved by the AOTA to provide continuing education. This 2 day conference is offered for AOTA 1.25 CEU’s. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
This 2 day conference is offered for 1.25 NASW CEUs.
This 2 day conference is offered for 1.25 State Board Continued Education Units.
This workshop meets the requirements for 12.5 contact hours of continuing education as required by many state and national organizations.
Who should attend:
Education professionals and paraprofessionals, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Case Managers, Social Workers,
Medical Professionals, Parents, and Students.
Check-in is at 9:30am. The conference begins at 10:00am and adjourns at 4:30pm each day.
Thursday, October 24
9:30 - 10:00am: Check-in
10:00 - 11am: Overview of the Model
11:00 - Noon: Watch & Learn, DIR Levels 1-2
Noon - 1pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 4:30:Watch & Learn, DIR Levels 3-4
Friday, October 25
10:00 - Noon: Watch & Learn, DIR Levels 5-6
Noon - 1pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 3:00: Watch & Learn wrap-up
3:00 - 4:30: Family Issues
- Course handouts
- Certificate of attendance
- CEUs (see list of professionals above)
Weber's Inn Boutique Hotel
For discounted room rates, let the reservations desk know you are attending The P.L.A.Y. Project conference.
Cancellation Policy: If a participant needs to cancel their registration, a written (fax,email) cancellation notification must be received no later than 2 weeks prior to the event, less a $25.00 administrative fee. Substitute attendees are permitted at any time. Please understand that if you register and do not attend, you are still liable for full payment.
When & Where
The PLAY Project Team
For more than 25 years, Dr. Richard Solomon has been working with parents, organizations, and communities to help young children with autism reach their full potential. A developmental and behavioral pediatrician and autism expert, Dr. Solomon created The PLAY Project: an organization and Evidenced-Based Early Intervention program by the same name in 2001 in reponse to the need for accessible services that help children with autism improve their social interactions with their family and reduce autism symptomology.