The DIRFloortime® framework can be used not only with children with autism, but with a wide variety of ages and diagnoses. This 4-hour master class describes DIRFloortime principles and concepts such as Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities (FEDCs) and relationship-based intervention. Case studies provide examples of goals and therapy activities, including virtual experiences, for various populations.
Course created on March 15, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to define the Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities (FEDCs) and Individual Differences.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain what it means to have Relationship-based intervention.
- After this course, participants will be able to determine the FEDC for a given case study.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the principles of Floortime.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to use DIRFloortime with various populations, including creating virtual Floortime experiences.
|0-60 Minutes||Part 1: Overview of DIRFloortime framework and evidence base|
|60-120 Minutes||Part 2: Assess case studies and determine the FEDCs (1 through 6)|
|120-180 Minutes||Part 3: Individual differences|
|180-240 Minutes||Part 4: Using the DIRFloortime framework with various populations, and in virtual therapy|
Joleen R. Fernald
PhD CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL is a DIRFloortime® Training Leader and Expert Provider. She is an adjunct professor for Granite State College. Dr. Fernald has a special interest in the social emotional development of young children and its impact on their speech and language skills. As a speech-language pathologist, Dr. Fernald works with children who have a variety of communication disorders. She partnered with Easter Seals NH in 2006 to begin an assessment and treatment clinic specifically for children with selective mutism. This clinic has now expanded to her office in the Tampa Bay area of FL.
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Content Disclosure: This course focuses on the DIRFloortime framework and not on other intervention approaches.
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