This course will provide the practicing clinician with an introduction to the developmental, relationship-based approach to intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Principles of the approach will be described and research on outcomes will be summarized. Case studies will be used to demonstrate application of the model for achieving communication goals.
Course created on October 20, 2014
- After this course, participants will be able to list the Functional-Emotional Developmental Levels (FEDLs) of the DIR®/Floortime model.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the relationship between the FEDLs and speech-language and communication development in young children.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the application of the DIR/Floortime model to speech-language intervention.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain strategies for embedding speech-language goals in DIR/Floortime sessions.
- After this course, participants will be able to list two sources of evidence to support the use of DIR/Floortime in intervention with individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction to the DIR®/Floortime Model|
|10-30 Minutes||Explanation of the Functional Emotional Developmental Levels and corresponding Speech-Language-Communication Milestones|
|30-40 Minutes||Presentation of evidence on outcomes with individuals with ASD|
|40-55 Minutes||Case presentations – individuals with ASD|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Theresa Bartolotta, PhD, CCC-SLP
Theresa E. Bartolotta earned her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Queens College of the City University of New York and her PhD from Seton Hall University. She has over thirty years of experience as a clinician specializing in individuals with complex communication disorders. She is Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Stockton University where she oversees undergraduate and graduate programs in a number of health professions, including communication disorders. Her research interests include communication skills in individuals with significant disability including autism and Rett syndrome. She holds the Professional Certificate in the DIR/Floortime model from Profectum Academy.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
Illinois Early Intervention Training Program
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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