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.
- 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|
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