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DIR®/Floortime 101 Certificate with Applied Strategies in schools (extra day)

https://events.humanitix.com/dir-floortime-101-certificate-applied-floortime-schools

Title: DIR/Floortime101 – The nuts and Bolts of it!

When: December 9, 10, 2022

Description: The Developmental Individual Differences, Relationship Model (DIR) is a profound way of working with children, adolescents, and adults in a way that harnesses their affect to drive their intention and motivation to grow and learn. This workshop will cover the 6 developmental milestones of Dr. Stanley Greenspan’s model of understanding the functional emotional capacities in typical children, applied to children with special needs. He started this model to target children on the autism spectrum, though it is widely used with multiple diagnostic categories in different ages and stages today. Together we will discover the importance of relationship, affect, and harnessing intrinsic motivation within the child to learn and grow. The attendee will leave the workshop equipped with ideas, techniques and practical information that could be used the very next day. The DIR/Floortime model is very complimentary to many models, including the model of Sensory Integration and is not restricted to a certain age group. Professionals working in schools and pre-school settings, as well as private practice, will find this model helpful in understanding different behaviors. Strategies will be shared to support learning behavior.

This workshop is approved through the ICDL (Interdisciplinary Council for Developmental and Learning Disorders) and will set the course for becoming certificated in this model through ICDL.

A certificate of attendance will be awarded by ICDL.

Your ticket is inclusive of Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea and free-flow coffee/tea and snacks.

Outline / Agenda:

Day 1:

8.30 to 9.00am                                Registration                                 

9.00 to 10.30am                                        Overview of the DIR Model

10.30 to 11.00am                                      Morning Break

11.00 to 12.00pm                                      FEDC1: Regulation

12.00 to 1.00pm                                        Lunch

1.00 to 1.45pm                                          FEDC2: Intimacy and Engagement                                

1.45 to 2.45pm                                          FEDC3: Two Way Communication

2.45 to 3.00pm                                          Afternoon Break

3.00 to 4.00pm                                          FEDC4: Pretend Play

Day 2:

9.00 to 10.30am                                        FEDC5: Symbolic Thinking

10.30 to 11.00am                                      Morning Break

11.00 to 12.00pm                                      FEDC6: Logical Thinking

12.00 to 1.00pm                                        Lunch

1.00 to 2.00pm                                          Individual Differences that could constrict each level    

2.00 to 2.45pm                                          Parenting Styles / Relationships

2.45 to 3.00pm                                          Afternoon Break                                      

3.00 to 4.00pm                                          Next Steps

Learning Objectives:

  1. 1. Identify 6 core developmental levels that integrates both physical and social-emotional development in children.
  2. 2. Describe the impact each child’s individual difference profile has on development and intrinsic motivation to participate and learn
  3. 3. List at least 10 different Floortime techniques, observed through video examples with discussion, that could be used in practice after the course

Title: Applied Strategies of DIR/Floortime in the School System

When: December 11, 2022

Description: How does one apply the Developmental Individual Differences, Relationship Model (DIR) in the school system? How do you assess behavior in a developmental frame that makes sense to education? Is DIR only about “play” and does it hold any educational relevance at all? This workshop will use the 6 developmental milestones of Dr. Stanley Greenspan’s and provide clinical and educational reasoning with regards to applying this model in the school system. The attendee will receive an assessment questionnaire and video analysis will be used to support the learning curve. The DIR/Floortime model is very complimentary to many teaching models, including utilizing “teachable moments”, and the model of Sensory Integration and is not restricted to a certain age group. Professionals working in schools and pre-school settings, as well as private practice, will find this assessment tool and intervention strategies helpful in understanding different behaviors and targeting educational and clinical reasoning. Strategies will be shared to support learning behavior.

Outline / Agenda:

8.30 to 9.00am                                           Registration                                 

9.00 to 10.30am                                        DIR Guidelines for the School System

10.30 to 11.00am                                      Morning Break

11.00 to 12.00pm                                      Assessment of FEDC 1 thru 4

12.00 to 1.00pm                                        Lunch

1.00 to 1.45pm                                          Assessment of FEDC 5 and 6                               

1.45 to 2.45pm                                          Applied Floortime in the School System

2.45 to 3.00pm                                          Afternoon Break

3.00 to 4.00pm                                          DIR Goal setting

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify at least 4 core reasons for each of the 6 levels that makes the DIR Model Educationally relevant and practical to use in classrooms
  2. Practice an assessment questionnaire through the use of video in group discussions together
  3. List at least 5 different Floortime Strategies for each of the 6 developmental levels that will support learning through intrinsic motivation and increased participation of the school learner
  4. Consider at least 10 goals for each of the 6 developmental levels that could be applied to the school setting.

Presenter: Maude Le Roux OTR/L, IMC, SIPT, CTC, DIR-FT Expert Trainer

Bio: Maude Le Roux is an occupational therapist with an extensive following of professionals across the globe and returning to Melbourne for her 3rd year. Maude was certified in DIR/Floortime through ICDL in 2005 and has been training as an Expert Training Leader since 2011. She completed the SIPT training in 2002 and Sensory Integration forms the foundation from which she continues to develop different tracks of assessment and intervention. Maude is certified in multiple different techniques that she applies uniquely through her Developmental Pathways Model (DPM). She owns and directs a clinical practice in Glen Mills, PA, where she has a team of dedicated professionals, many of whom had been with her over 10 years as well as being with her since inception of her practice in 2001. Maude opened the online Maude Le Roux Academy in 2019 which enables her to train other professionals in her methodologies in a comprehensive way. She gives back to her community by serving on different boards and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ATTACh, a national organization dedicated to serve families and children with attachment related difficulties and trauma informed care. She co-authored the book “Our Greatest Allies” in 2011 with Lauren O’Malley describing the journey of one autistic child.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Educators, Social workers, Psychologists, Nurses, Classroom Assistants, Parents

Educational Level: Intermediate

Pre-Requisites: None

Number of Participants: Unlimited

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Video, Group Discussion

Applying DIR®/Floortime Strategies in the School System (extra day)

https://events.humanitix.com/dir-floortime-101-certificate-applied-floortime-schools

Tilegne Therapy is proud to be welcoming Maude Le Roux, international OT speaker and ICDL Expert Training Leader, to run this exclusive, tailored workshop content for the first time in Australia! Maude will be running 3 different workshops. The first two workshops are: DIR 101 certification (ICDL) and Applying DIR/Floortime strategies in the school system (Maude’s own exclusive content for Australia).

This is a must-attend PD event if you would like to learn practical strategies from an esteemed practicing OT on how to apply Floortime principles with our clients and network with likeminded colleagues.

How does one apply the Developmental Individual Differences, Relationship Model (DIR) in the school system? How do you assess behaviour in a developmental frame that makes sense to education? Is DIR only about “play” and does it hold any educational relevance at all? This workshop will use the 6 developmental milestones of Dr. Stanley Greenspan’s and provide clinical and educational reasoning with regards to applying this model in the school system. The attendee will receive an assessment questionnaire and video analysis will be used to support the learning curve. The DIR/Floortime model is very complimentary to many teaching models, including utilizing “teachable moments”, and the model of Sensory Integration. The contents of this workshop is not restricted to any age group and can be applied across the lifespan. Professionals working in schools and pre-school settings, as well as private practice, will find this assessment tool and intervention strategies helpful in understanding different behaviours and targeting educational and clinical reasoning. Strategies will be shared to support learning behaviour.

 

Outline / Agenda:

 

8.30 to 9.00am                                           Registration                                 

9.00 to 10.30am                                        DIR Guidelines for the School System

10.30 to 11.00am                                      Morning Break

11.00 to 12.00pm                                      Assessment of FEDC 1 thru 4

12.00 to 1.00pm                                        Lunch

1.00 to 1.45pm                                          Assessment of FEDC 5 and 6                               

1.45 to 2.45pm                                          Applied Floortime in the School System

2.45 to 3.00pm                                          Afternoon Break

3.00 to 4.00pm                                          DIR Goal setting

                                          

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify at least 4 core reasons for each of the 6 levels that makes the DIR Model Educationally relevant and practical to use in classrooms
  2. Practice an assessment questionnaire through the use of video in group discussions together
  3. List at least 5 different Floortime Strategies for each of the 6 developmental levels that will support learning through intrinsic motivation and increased participation of the school learner
  4. Consider at least 10 goals for each of the 6 developmental levels that could be applied to the school setting.

 

Who is this training course suitable for?

This training course is suitable for all allied health professionals and teaching staff working with children or adults who struggle with learning. It will be of interest to teachers / educators, teaching assistants / aids, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, music therapists and psychologists.

This workshop is valuable for: Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Early Intervention/ Disability Workers, Classroom Assistants and parents

Venue

Heritage-Listed Batman’s Hill on Collins

Tilegne Therapy workshops 2022 will be held at the Heritage Hotel Batman’s Hill on Collins located in the very heart of cosmopolitan Melbourne, just moments from the city’s most popular attractions, best shopping spots, world-class restaurants and cafes. Being in such close proximity to the best of Melbourne, delegates will have ample opportunity to spend time outdoors and prioritise their own health and wellbeing during their stay

For all the ease and convenience of staying on site at the Conference venue, Batman’s Hill on Collins is offering discounted rates for Tilegne Therapy 2022 delegates (subject to availability).  
To book a room at the discounted rate, just advise the team when making the booking of this group name or code: Promo Code: Tilegn

Special Discount Code for guests attending Tilegne Therapy- 15% off Best Available Rate.

Guest will need to book directly on hotel website or by emailing rc@batmanshill.com.au

 

Fees: $790 ($869 incl. GST) *Prices includes all workshop materials, buffet lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea and stationery.

**IMPORTANT: Please note there are limited spaces available, on a first-come-first-serve basis, because this is a LIVE IN-PERSON event and will NOT be recorded.

 

Tilegne Therapy have chosen to partner with Humanitix for our ticketing. Together we are donating all booking fee profits to charity. Every ticket counts, so grab your tickets and support an amazing cause!

Register for your tickets via Humanitix:  https://events.humanitix.com/dir-floortime-101-certificate-applied-floortime-schools

 Reviews:

Wanted to let you know that after completing my course evaluation for the DIR webinar and going through my notes again, I came to the realization that I can say without reservation that this was the best course I have ever had.  It will take me a while before it all seeps into my bones but I am compelled to keep reviewing and reviewing until it does.  And what I have already absorbed has been so helpful with my work.  Can’t thank you enough!  

 Susan Gretz, USA

 

I was struck again and again during your presentation by your empathy for each child; by your understanding that no child or grown-up chooses his/her weakness. Rarely do I hear an approach that sees the world from the child’s vantage point, with empathy drawn from an in depth understanding of how the child is struggling to put the world together. You bridged together the multiplicity of systems that must develop and must eventually work together.  My head was spinning. There were so many pieces to the puzzle!  It is heartwarming that you and your colleagues are putting the pieces together for the child and family, and supporting all the various domains.

Maxine Margolies, USA

 

The Complex Intersection of ADHD, Sensory Processing and Dysgraphia: Assessment and Intervention Strategies

https://events.humanitix.com/the-complex-intersection-of-adhd-sensory-processing-and-dysgraphia-assessment-and-intervention-strategies

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a common diagnosis in pediatric practice today. Attention deficit can be a diagnosis, but it can also be a symptom of underlying neural inefficiency. As we dig deeper into sensory processing, we discover multiple facets that forms part of a developmental hierarchy that enables us to use clinical reasoning in both assessment and intervention. Dr. Russell Barkley and Dr. Edward Hallowell stress the importance of self-regulation and self-reflection as key components to consider, both of which overlaps into sensory processing practice. This 2-day workshop will showcase the use of the sensory processing lens when assessing and planning intervention for the different components of ADHD, including a deeper look at the learning disability of dysgraphia that frequently coincides with ADHD. Theory will be made practical through multiple treatment ideas and illustrated through video and discussion. Both the clinical and school therapist will feel supported by this deeper look into ADHD.

Outline / Agenda:

Day 1:

8:30 to 10.00 am       Components of ADHD

10:00 to 10:30 am        Morning Break

10:30 to 12.00 pm       Different Types of Attention Difficulties

12:00 to 1:00 pm          Lunch

1:00 to 2:30 pm            Hierarchy of Development

2:30 to 2.45 pm            Afternoon Break

2.45 to 4:00 pm:           Assessment

Day 2:

8:30 – 10.00 am            Dysgraphia from the inside out

10:00 – 10:30 am          Morning Break

10:30 – 12 pm               Fine Motor / Handwriting from a Sensory Processing Lens

12:00 – 1:00 pm           Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 pm              Intervention Strategies

2:30 – 2.45 pm              Afternoon Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm              Case Study and Q & A

Learning Objectives:

  1. List at least 3 components of ADHD that impact clinical reasoning
  2. Describe at least 3 types of attention difficulties to be targeted in therapy
  3. Describe multiple strategies to accommodate for decreased executive functions
  4. Summarize a 7-step developmental hierarchy to consider in therapy
  5. Compare dysgraphia with fine motor difficulties in considering handwriting difficulties using clinical reasoning
  6. Analyze one video in a lab experience with observational questionnaire provided

Presenter: Maude Le Roux OTR/L, ADHD-RSP, SIPT, CTC, DIR-FT Expert Trainer

Bio: Maude Le Roux is an occupational therapist with an extensive following of professionals across the globe. She studies human development in different capacities of growth; spanning ages and stages, neuroanatomy, assessment tools as well as current trends of intervention. She completed the SIPT training in 2002 and Sensory Integration forms the foundation from which she continues to develop different tracks of assessment and intervention. Maude is certified in multiple different techniques that she applies uniquely through her Developmental Pathways Model (DPM). She owns and directs a clinical practice in Glen Mills, PA, where she has a team of dedicated professionals, many of whom had been with her over 10 years as well as being with her since inception of her practice in 2001.She acquired her certification for specialty in ADHD during 2021. She gives back to her community by serving on different boards and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ATTACh, a national organization dedicated to serve families and children with attachment related difficulties and trauma informed care. She co-authored the book “Our Greatest Allies” in 2011 with Lauren O’Malley describing the journey of one autistic child.

Course Type: Live In-Person

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Educators, Psychologists, Social Work professionals, Parents

Educational Level: Intermediate

Pre-Requisites: None

Reviews:

“Thank you, Maude, for a very informative and thorough course on ADHD and Executive Functioning. As a parent of kids with ADD and / or Executive Functioning challenges, it has been invaluable. My understanding of working memory, attention and executive functioning and their inter-dependence has improved by leaps and bounds. I have no doubt that all the professionals involved in the webinar will be enhancing greatly the quality of therapy their clients will be receiving. And I know what questions to ask of them and understand better why certain therapies are employed.”

Samantha Stephen USA

Maude is fantastic; she’s very experienced, knowledgeable and great at sharing her knowledge and teaching. Her course was very well presented, full of interesting information. I learnt so much!

Patricia Hart, South Africa

Maude le Roux is an absolutely amazing teacher. I learn so much more than I ever anticipated I would, during every course that I take with her! Thank you Maude, for the huge effort you put into preparing and presenting your wonderful courses.

Karen Lund, NZ

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