Two-day course: Thursday, January 12th, 2016 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday, January 14, 2016 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
This is a two-day, onsite DIRFloortime® introductory course for parents, professionals, and students. DIRFloortime® is a holistic framework for understanding and working with children and families. It is an interdisciplinary and developmental model that promotes learning through interaction and relationships. Its principles are rooted in child development, infant mental health and attachment. This two-day workshop will review the theoretical framework, scientific evidence, and scope of application, using video examples of the DIRFloortime® model.
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 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, December 22, 2016. A cancellation/change processing fee of $15.60 will be charged.
In the unlikely event that this workshop is canceled, 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 email@example.com
Eunice Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Group discounts available for groups of six or more people that register together. Please e-mail Eunice of Fay for details.
Testimonials from previous workshop attendees:
"The workshop has shifted my focus in what is the ultimate goal of the therapy I provide"
"The presenters were very relaxed, approachable and non-intimidating. They provided a safe environment to ask questions."
"The clinical videos were a fantastic aspect of this workshop."
"Eunice and Fay's involvement in the video examples really allowed discussion to progress."
Date and Time
Toronto Public Library - Fairview Library
35 Fairview Mall Drive
Meeting Room #3, 4th Floor
North York, ON M2J 4S4