2018 International DIRFloortime® Conference
Envisioning a World Where Individual Differences are Embraced and Everyone Achieves their Fullest Potential

Friday November 9, 2018

Jeffrey Guenzel, ICDL CEO

9:15 – 10:45

Treating Trauma in Young Children: The Gifts and Challenges of Speaking the Unspeakable
Alicia Lieberman, PhD
followed by a facilitated Q&A with Gerard Costa, PhD, DIR-Expert

10:45 – 11:00

11:00 – 12:45
The 3 A’s of Autism: Awareness to Acceptance to Appreciation as a Pathway to Fulfilling and Productive Lives
Stephen Shore, PhD
followed by a facilitated Q&A with Gil Tippy, PsyD, DIR-Expert

12:45 – 1:45

1:45 – 2:45
Visual Processing in Children with Developmental Differences
Diane Cullinane, MD, DIR-Expert

2:45 – 3:45
Finding Flow in Music: A Case Study of Developmental and Emotional Transformation through Music Therapy
Zachary Kandler, MA, MT-BC, DIR-Advanced, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapist

3:45 – 4:00

4:00 – 5:00
Critical Core:
Role-Playing Games and the Future of Social-Skills Enrichment

Virginia Spielmann,MS, DIR-Expert
Adam Davis, MA Ed
Adam Johns, MA, LMFT

Saturday November 10, 2018

9:00 – 10:30

Concurrent Workshops

Using Animal Assisted Interventions to Engage Children with Autism and Related Developmental Disorders
Tara Harvey-Gros, LOTR, BCP, RYT 200

From Sensation to Meaning: The Child’s Journey Towards Sensory Integration
Mendel Klein, MS, OTR/L, DIR-Advanced

Trampolines and Crash Mats or Pretend Food and Toy Cars?
How Play Contexts Impact Engagement and Language Production in Children with ASD
Amanda Binns, MA, SLP-CCC, PhD Candidate, DIR-Expert

10:30 – 10:45

10:45 – 12:00
Concurrent Workshops

Gaming with Intention: Collaboratively Building the Worlds We Envision Together
Jack Berkenstock, Jr, MHS
L Michael Fields, MS, LPC, DIR-Expert

DIRFloortime Case Studies: The Clinical Experience at Floortime Thailand
Kingkaew Pajareya, MD, DIR-Expert

How to Stay Regulated When Life Isn’t:
Using an Interdisciplinary DIRFloortime Approach to Address Sensory and Emotional Regulation
Toni Tortora, MS, OTR/L, DIR-Expert
Lauren Tobing Puente, PhD, DIR-Proficient

12:00 – 1:30
Lunch on Your Own

1:30 – 2:30
Concurrent Workshops

FAPE and DIR: Translating Behaviorist Language on IEP’s to Encourage Developmental Practices
Melanie Feller, MA, CCC-SLP, DIR-Expert
Rae Leeper, MA, DIR-Expert

(Move)ment: The Poetics of Purposeful Action and Communication
Donald Welch, Creative Writing Teacher
Colleen Gabbert, MS, OTR/L, DIR-Expert
Courtney Latter, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, DIR-Proficient

Trauma Focus in DIR
Dalene Roth, BSN, RN, PHN, DIR-Expert

2:30 – 2:45

2:45 – 3:45
Concurrent Workshops

Think Before you Speak: Supporting Pre-Linguistic Development in Individual with ASD
Ashley Lyons, MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, DIR-Proficient
Courtney Latter, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, DIR-Proficient
Jennifer Shonkoff, MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, DIR-Advanced
Liza Bernabeo, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, DIR-Expert
Raquel Quinones, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, DIR-Basic
Victoria Simmons, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, DIR-Basic

Amigo Baby: Meeting Latino Immigrant’s Needs in Early Intervention
Pablo Velez, MD, MBA, DIR-Advanced
Sara Torten, OTD, OTR/L

Practicing DIRFloortime in the Age of Anxiety: Processing of Traumatic Experiences in the Playroom
Galina Itskovich, LCSW-R, DIR-Expert

3:45 – 4:00

4:00 – 5:00
Concurrent Workshops

A Teacher Walks Into A Bar: Using Humor To Prepare Children To Learn
Andy Kleiman, MSEd, DIR-Expert

DIRFloortime: 5 Years in Russia: From the First Introduction to the Difficulties of Growth
Irina Naydina, Clinical Psychologist, DIR-Expert

LevelUpTime: An Interactive View of the future of Floortime through Videography, Coding, and Design
Christopher Hernandez, Media Specialist, DIR-Basic

Radisson Hotel
Washington, DC - Rockville
Professionals $289 ($299 with CEUs)
Parents, Students, and Self-Advocates $189


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Jeffrey Guenzel,
Sep 26, 2018, 7:55 AM