This is Part 1 of a 2-part series. DIRFloortime® is most widely known for its benefit in supporting children with an Autism diagnosis. However, it is a framework that can be used with children and adults with a wide array of various diagnoses such as articulation and phonological disorders, selective mutism, language disorders, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, traumatic brain injury and feeding disorders. Part 1 will focus on evidence-based literature, the first two Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities, and individual differences. (Part 2 - Course #7523)
Course created on January 21, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to list the first two Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities (FEDCs) in the DIR model and potential challenges that children face at each capacity.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe evidence-based research related to the DIRFloortime Model.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the "I" in DIR - individual differences - and how health, sensory processing, and regulatory challenges can impact a child's development.
|5-15 Minutes||Evidence-based support|
|15-40 Minutes||First 2 FEDCs|
|40-55 Minutes||Individual Differences|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Joleen R. Fernald, PhD/ABD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Joleen R. Fernald, PhD/ABD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL is a DIRFloortime® Training Leader and Expert Provider. She is an adjunct professor for Granite State College and is currently finalizing her dissertation on sensory processing and selective mutism. Joleen 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, Joleen 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.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on the DIRFloortime® Model. No other intervention approaches will be discussed in this course.
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