Upcoming Workshop

August 22, 2016

Learn how to apply DIR®:Floortime™ principles on a daily basis

Would you like to train as a DIR®: Floortime™ “Player”?

Worldwide there is a dramatic increase in the number of young children with social-emotional developmental challenges, particularly those on the Autism spectrum.

Research is showing that Intensive Relationship based Interventions (IDI’S) have better outcomes in terms of long term cognitive, social and emotional development. Early Intervention is the key, and the adults who take care of these young children with special needs need training, so they can facilitate social emotional development and apply environmental scaffolding.

This practical workshop will give those adults who deal with young children on a daily basis a greater understanding of how to interact therapeutically, and tools to enable them to apply DIR® principles in natural environments.

The two-day workshop will cover the following:

• An Introduction to Intensive Developmental Interventions (4 hrs)

• Six cases, each with a different emphasis in terms of the child’s age, sensory profile and or functional emotional development will be presented, showing progress over time using principles of DIR ®: Floortime™ will be presented (6 hrs)

• Application of DIR ® : Floortime™ in natural environments i.e. At home, at school, especially on the playground. (4 hrs)

Who should attend?
Classroom Facilitators, Au pairs, Parents, Teachers and Graduates with an interest in working in this field, particularly those with a Psychology Honours degree wanting to get work experience in the field before applying for a Masters programme.

Dates: Friday 14 October and Saturday 15 October 2016

Where: Polkaspot Early Intervention Centre, 21 Roodehek St, Gardens, CAPE TOWN

Time: 8 am – 4 pm daily

Cost: R2000.00 (Payable upfront)

Kerry Wallace (Course leader, Occupational Therapist, DIR®:FCD™ Fellow)

Peggy Shnaps (Occupational Therapist, DIR®:FCD™ Basic course for Professionals)

Natalie Sceales, Speech & Language Therapist DIR®: FCD

CPD points will be applied for this workshop for all Healthcare Professionals

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