DIR 201 - Essential Floortime Skills for DIR®/Floortime Practitioners

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DIR 201 - Essential Floortime Skills for DIR®/Floortime Practitioners

Time & Location

Sep 13, 2021, 12:00 PM – Dec 20, 2021, 2:30 PM

Virtual - No classes 10/11, 11/22 & 11/29

About the Course

This course is designed for students who have a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of the DIR® model and who wish to do effective Floortime with children with special needs.

Strategic and finely-tuned Floortime requires the ability to view the child within the context of a larger DIR® framework. Students will learn to put together a basic profile of a child that includes an understanding of the model’s three component parts:

D          (Functional) Developmental Level

I            Individual Differences

R          Relationship Patterns

Students will explore and practice a range of Floortime strategies and techniques geared toward challenging a child to move to higher levels within a session and making developmental progress over time. Students will present videotape of their sessions and brainstorm ways to make their work more effective.

This course has been approved for MA Early Intervention competencies and may also be taken for Lesley University credit. See the course brochure for details.

Pre-requisite: Students are expected to have taken Introduction to DIR®/Floortime for Professionals (DIR 101), or may register by special permission of the instructors.

This course is the second of three Astra Foundation courses which leads to a DIRFloortime® Basic Certificate (DIR-Basic).  When satisfactorily completed along DIR 101 and DIR 202, a DIRFloortime® Certificate of Proficiency (DIR-Proficient) will be awarded. 


Deborah Bauch, MS, OTR/L & Karen Levine, Ph.D.





  • Individual (without credit)


    Course tuition for Continuing Education students is $390 (includes a $90 ICDL fee) payable to the Astra Foundation. Students who elect to receive Lesley University credit may do so for an additional $165 per credit ($495) + a registration fee.






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