2016 Annual Conference CE Information

September 23 & 24, 2016 in Orlando, Florida

The 2016 International DIRFloortime Conference is an extraordinary multi-disciplinary conference that focused on the Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship Based (DIR®) model and its many unique roles in providing effective, respectful, evidence-based coaching, education, and clinical intervention across the lifespan of neurotypical and neurodiverse individuals and their families.

ICDL is offering continuing education credits for the following professions:
  • occupational therapists
  • speech and language pathologists
  • counselors
  • social workers
  • psychologists
  • Florida State physical therapists
  • art therapists (ICDL has not applied, but please read the information below)

All participants that apply for continuing education credits/hours will receive a Certificate of Attendance documenting hours of participation in their course.  Please note that credits/hours are only provided for direct seat time.  

Non-Credit Onsite Events:   Continuing education credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, dinner functions or breaks; board and committee meetings, networking events.

Skills Level:  This training is appropriate for occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers, art therapists, music therapists, educators, counselors, and other mental health treating professionals of all skill levels.

 Please CLICK HERE for Presenter/Instructor Disclosures

Conference Agenda

Friday September 23, 2016
8:00 - 9:00AM  Registration
9:00 - 9:30AM Welcome
9:30 - 10:45AM Opening Keynote
10:45 - 11:15AM Break & Book Signing
11:15AM - 12:15PM Ballroom Presentation
12:15 - 1:00PM Lunch (served)
1:00 - 2:00PM Ballroom Presentation
2:00 - 2:15 Break
2:15 - 3:15PM Ballroom Presentation
3:30 - 5:00PM  Workshops
Saturday September 24, 2016
8:30 - 9:00AM  Registration
9:00 - 11:00 Ballroom Presentations
11:00 - 11:15AM Break
11:15AM - 12:00PM Ballroom Presentation
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 2:30PM Workshops
2:30 - 3:00PM Break
3:00 - 4:30PM Workshops

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will  demonstrate the ability to explain the meaning and importance of the principles of “neurodiversity.”
  2. Participants will demonstrate the ability to explain the meaning and purpose of the DIR model and how it may relate to their own clinical work.
  3. Participants will demonstrate the ability to describe how a developmental, individual-difference, and relationship-based approach is utilized in a multidisciplinary fashion to promote positive development for individuals who are neurodiverse or who are neurotypical.
  4. Participants will demonstrate the ability to apply techniques and strategies to utilize developmental, individual-difference, and relationship-based perspectives to promote positive development and intervene and treat individuals with a variety of types of developmental challenges.

Speech and Language Pathologists

This conference is approved for up to 1.2 CEUs for both days or .6 for a single day.
(Various level, Related area)

Important Information for Speech Language Pathologists:

1.As part of your registration, you were asked to share your ASHA account number.   Our Continuing Education Department will complete and submit an ASHA participant form on your behalf.at the conclusion of your course.

2. If you did not share your ASHA number at the time of registration our Continuing Education Department will be following up with you during your course to obtain your ASHA number so that your participant form can be submitted.

We also request that all participants complete a course evaluation form that will be received via email.  This course evaluation  is for ICDL and is used to help improve all aspects of our training program. Your feedback is valuable and we thank you for your time!

If you have any questions about this process please email us at ceu@icdl.com

Occupational Therapists

This conference is approved for up to 1.2 CEUs for both days or .6 for a single day. (Intermediate level, Professional area)

The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. The ICDL AOTA Provider number is 6778. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  All courses offered by ICDL as of July 1, 2016 are approved for APA continuing education.  Please e-mail ceu@icdl.com when you register for any courses or conferences to get instructions on processing your continuing education. 

This conference is eligible for up to 12 CE credits. 


ICDL has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6733. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ICDL is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  This conference is eligible for up to 12 contact hours.

Social Workers

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

ICDL has applied for continuing education and is awaiting approval. 
This program is awaiting formal approval by the National Association of Social Workers for up to 12 Social Work continuing education contact hours

Physical Therapists

Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approved course provider.
Provider #50-19938

Course #20-542153


Physical Therapist Florida    
General :14 hours

Physical Therapist Assistant Florida    
General 14 hours

Art Therapists

According to the ATR-BC Recertification Standards, ICDL training programs that are approved by one of the other national continuing education boards listed on this page, may be eligible for Art Therapy continuing education credit. These standards state, "CECs will be accepted for all courses or events that fit in the ATCB Eligible Content Areas and that are presented or approved by any of the following art therapy, mental health, or behavioral sciences entities: state licensing authority, national professional organization, or national credentialing body for continuing education credit."  It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if an ICDL program qualifies or not.  ICDL is not an approved ATR-BC continuing education provider and as such can not award ATR-BC continuing education credits directly. 

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