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ICDL: The Home of DIR® & DIRFloortime®
is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to redefining and promoting each child's development to their fullest potential.  ICDL is the original and leading training resource for DIR/Floortime.  Through the genius and leadership of Dr. Stanley Greenspan, ICDL has led the interdisciplinary movement to implement a revolutionary approach to understanding and improving a child's development. DIR® is the Developmental, Individual-differences, & Relationship-based approach that has become the foundation for understanding child development and providing support and intervention that helps children reach their fullest potential.  DIRFloortime® (also known as Floortime®/TM) uses the DIR® foundation to provide an intervention for children with Autism and other mental health and developmental disabilities that has been shown through research and practice to be very effective.  

ICDL is proud to be the official home of DIR® and DIRFloortime®.  ICDL provides the original and only official DIRFloortime® Certificate Program with training available online and in-person around the world.  Official DIR® and DIRFloortime® trainings are provided directly by ICDL and through an international network of approved training providers.  Click here to view a list of upcoming courses offered by ICDL and our approved network of trainers.


All children have within them the potential to be great kids.
It's our job to create a great world where this potential can flourish.
- Stanley Greenspan, MD in Great Kids

DIR®, DIRFloortime®, and Floortime®

ICDL has been the organization leading the development of DIR® and the DIRFloortime® (AKA Floortime®) approach and as such holds registered trademarks in the United States and/or many other countries throughout much of the world for the above names.  Learn more...