DIR101 – The Nuts and Bolts of DIR/Floortime Intervention
Dates: April 7-8, 2017
Instructor: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT, RCTC, DIR®
Who Should Attend:
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapists Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants
This workshop will be an overview of the DIR/Floortime model of the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan. The participant will gain understanding of the theory behind the model, the different research studies behind the model, as well as a thorough understanding of the different developmental levels. The influence of individual differences for each profile will be discussed as well as principles of working with families in this model. DIR/Floortime is adaptive to any age of development, from early intervention through adolescence. Floortime techniques will be show cased through case studies with open workshop discussion and participants will be able to start applying these principles as they leave the workshop. This workshop is approved through the ICDL (Interdisciplinary Council for Developmental and Learning Disorders) and will set the course for becoming certificated in this model through ICDL.
CEUs/State Approvals: 13.0 hours/1.3 CEUs
Applications have been submitted to the following state boards:
Maryland – Pending Approval
Delaware – Pending Approval
Maryland – Pending Approval
Pennsylvania – Pending Approval
New Jersey – Pending Approval
West Virginia – Pending Approval
The Pennsylvania OT Board, Virginia PT and OT Board, and the Delaware PT Board accept board approval from any other state.
8:30 – 9:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 History and Theories of Emotional Processing
10:00 – 10:30 Overview of the DIR Model
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Break
11:00 – 12:00 Level 1: Regulation
12:00 – 12:30 Level 2: Intimacy and Engagement
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 2:30 Level 3: Two Way Communication
2:30 – 3:30 Level 4: Pretend Play
3:30 – 3:45 Afternoon Break
3:45 – 5:00 Level 5: Symbolic Thinking
8:30 – 9:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Level 6: Logical Thinking
10:00 – 11:00 Individual Differences (Sensory Systems+)
11:00 – 11:15 Morning Break
11:15 – 1:00 The Importance of Relationship
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:45 Floortime Strategies
3:45 – 4:00 Afternoon Break
4:00 – 5:00 Next steps in the DIR Training
About the Instructor:
Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT, RCTC, DIR®, is an Occupational Therapist with several years of field and supervisory experience in a variety of therapy fields. She started her career in the field of psychiatric conditions and transitioned over the years to develop a multi-modal practice in pediatrics. She started A Total Approach in 2002 and since then have become an international trainer in different areas of work. She has been appointed as one of the international training team leaders in the DIR / Floortime Certificate process, as well as Tomatis Sound Therapy and Interactive Metronome. Maude has completed the Master Class in Attachment Focused Psychotherapy and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy through Dr. Art Becker Weidman and has also completed the 5-day introduction course of Dr. Daniel Hughes. She also serves on the board of ATTACH for the next 3 years. She designs her own live courses with regards to emotional processing and executive functioning. Maude works with a team of occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and physical therapists in her practice. She is well known for her experience and work with children who carry a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum, Attachment, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Dyslexia/ Learning Disabilities. Maude is a mentor to many therapists, including OT and DIR professionals internationally. She has presented at conferences in a variety of settings across the US and also internationally. She has co-authored the book, The Listening Journey, with Francoise Nicoloff, and her second book, Our Greatest Allies, is now available on Amazon.com. Her basic philosophy is that all children can learn, and that therapists are instrumental in finding out the “key” to each child. She enjoys empowering parents and therapists to do just that!
Meals: Continental breakfast will be provided; lunch is on your own.
Location/Parking Information: Epic Developmental Services Conference Center; Free parking in the back of the building. Enter through the Conference Center doors. Call 410.583.1515 for last minute directions.
Please check with Epic Developmental Services before making airline reservations. Epic Developmental Services cannot be responsible for non-course fee charges incurred by participants due to course cancellation or for those on the waitlist.
Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204, 410.321.7400
Just 1.5 miles from the Care Resources Conference Center; across the street from the Towson Town Center with an over-street walkway to the Mall. Ask for the Epic Developmental Services rate of $127.00. Click here to reserve a room.
Best Western Plus – Towson Baltimore North Hotel & Suites
1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, MD 21286, 410.823.4410
One block (walking distance) from the Care Resources Conference Center. Ask for the Epic Developmental Services rate of $89.00.
Questions about this course or your registration?
Please call us at 1.888.613.2275 or email us at CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your registration information in Account Settings.
What if I have dietary restrictions or special needs?
If you require special accommodations, please call us at 1.888.613.2275 or email CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com.
What is the cancellation policy?
To cancel your registration, please send a written request via email or fax to CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com or 410.583.9670, at least 21 days prior to a one/two-day course and 14 days prior to an hourly course. If you cancel after this date, and prior to the start of the course, you may receive a rain check (less the administrative fee) for a future Epic Developmental Services program. Refunds and rain checks will be issued within 15 business days. No refunds are possible after this time. If you are registered for a course and do not attend, you are still responsible for the course fee and no refunds or credits will be issued. Please review the refund policy below for applicable administrative fees based on course type.
Epic Developmental Services reserves the right to cancel a course for limited registration or inclement weather, etc. Cancellation of the course by Epic Developmental Services will result in a full tuition refund.
What is the refund policy?
• One-day and Two-day Courses
Tuition, less a $50 administrative fee, is refundable with a written request and must be received at least 21 days prior to the start of the course. No refund is possible less than 21 days prior to a course.
• Hourly Courses (less than 7-hours)
Tuition, minus a $20 administrative fee, is refundable with a written request received at least 14 days prior to the start of the course. No refund is possible less than 14 days prior to a course.
We are confident that our courses provide high quality, outcome based techniques and concepts for you to incorporate in your practice. If you are not completely satisfied with your continuing education experience, please call us at 1.888.613.2275 or email CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com to discuss your concerns.