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

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

Time & Location

Jan 24, 12:00 PM – May 02, 2:30 PM

Virtual - No classes 2/21, 4/11, 4/18

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).  This DIR 201 course meets the learning objectives and course requirements for the official DIRFloortine® Basic Certificate course for professionals: Promoting Basic Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities. 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.

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