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ASD Intervention: A Developmental and Relationship-based Approach

Course: #6789 Level: Introductory1 Hour 65 Reviews

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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list the Functional-Emotional Developmental Levels (FEDLs) of the DIR®/Floortime model.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the relationship between the FEDLs and speech-language and communication development in young children.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the application of the DIR/Floortime model to speech-language intervention.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain strategies for embedding speech-language goals in DIR/Floortime sessions.
  • checkmarkAfter 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


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