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DIR 101: An Introduction to DIR® Floortime

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Toronto Public Library - Fairview Branch

35 Fairview Mall Drive

Toronto, ON M2J 4S4

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Two-day course: Thursday June 9th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday June 10th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This is the first onsite DIR® Floortime introductory course in Toronto and is suitable for parents, caregivers, and professionals. It will review the theoretical framework, scientific evidence, and scope of application of the DIR® Floortime model. DIR® Floortime promotes functional emotional developmental capacities, reflective thinking, and overall mental health for all children and adults, including those with special needs. A certificate of attendance will be provided by the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL), a non-profit organization based in the United States who offers the only official DIR® Floortime Certificate program.

Light refreshments will be provided. Lunch not included.

Who should attend DIR 101?

We welcome parents, professionals, and students in the fields of Early Childhood Education, Teaching, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, and any other field that works closely with infants, children, and adolescents and their families.

What is DIR Floortime?

DIR Floortime is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and working with children and adolescents (including those with special needs and typically developing) individually, in groups, and with their parents/caregivers. The acronym DIR stands for Developmental, Individual differences, and Relationship-based. Created by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder in the early 1980's, its principles are rooted in child development, infant mental health, and attachment. Using DIR Floortime, we are able to look at each child or adolescent individually, we are able to use their interests, strengths, and capacities to design learning objectives that support and challenge them developmentally and socially.

What is the refund policy?

Registration cancellations must be received in writing no later than Thursday, May 19th, 2016. A cancellation/change processing fee of $15.60 will be charged.

In the unlikely event that this workshop is cancelled, registrants will be notified immediately and a full refund will be provided.

Who can I contact for more information?

You can reach either presenter via email with any questions:

Fay McGill at faymcgill@gmail.com

Eunice Lee at eunice@connectwithkids.ca

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Toronto Public Library - Fairview Branch

35 Fairview Mall Drive

Toronto, ON M2J 4S4

Canada

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