Floortime with Adults:Promoting Development Through the Lifespan
Continuing Education Information

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Schedule:

Session​ ​1:​ ​
Development​ ​Continues​ ​Across​ ​the​ ​Lifespan.​ An Introduction to how DIRFloortime
can be used to promote development in adulthood. (45 minutes)
Why Do People Steer Away From Floortime With Adults? (Misconception that adults who have difficulty with regulation, engagement or communication, are unable to benefit from relationship-based services; overemphasis on “skill-building” (45 minutes)

Session 2
​The​ ​Components​ ​of​ ​a​ ​DIRFloortime®​ ​Program​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Adult​ ​Population (60 minutes)
Language Development and Communication (15 minutes)
Sensory Processing (15 minutes)

Session​ ​3:​ ​Play,​ ​Leisure,​ ​and​ ​Socialization
The role and importance of play with Adults- Defining “play” as a lifelong developmental need and means of growth (30 minutes)
Psychological Benefits of Social Skills (30 minutes)
Addressing how to help the individual develop strategies which focus on affective attunement and shared attention. Address ‘Theory of Mind’ concepts (30 minutes)

Session​ ​4:​ ​Supporting​ ​Individuals​ ​with​ ​Significant​ ​Developmental​ ​Challenges (30 minutes)
Promoting development in the earlier FEDCs (regulation, attention, engaging with others) (30 minutes)
How to thoroughly consider this individual’s specific developmental profile. (30 minutes)

Session​ ​5:​ ​Transition​ ​Planning,​ ​Independence,​ ​and​ ​Family
Career development and how to support this within a DIRFloortime framework. (30 minutes)
Independence and how to support this within a DIRFloortime framework (30 minutes)
Interdependence and how to support family members as the client moves into adulthood (30 minutes)

Session​ ​6:​ ​Sexuality​ ​with​ ​a​ ​DIRFloortime​ ​framework
Puberty and Sexuality within a DIR Framework (10 minutes)
Establishing body image, protecting oneself and understand how to keep oneself safe. (20 minutes)
Supporting individuals in developing awareness around their own sexual and gender
Orientation – supportive counseling. (30 minutes)
Understanding different kinds of relationships and making decisions about what kinds of relationships an individual wants. (30 minutes)

Session​ ​7:​ ​Supporting​ ​Aggression,​ ​Difficult​ ​Behaviors,​ ​and/or​ ​Mental​ ​Health​ ​Challenges
The importance of “mentalization” and symbolization in expressing and modulating aggression. (30 minutes)
Managing mental health and wellness (nutrition, fitness, sleep) (20 minutes)
The importance of counseling and mental health support. (20 minutes)
How to support family members when the client (and/or the family members) may benefit from counseling. (20 minutes)

Session 8: Final class
Tie-in of materials learned throughout the last 7 classes. 45 minutes
Questions and Answers. 15 minutes
Next steps for learning and practice. 20 minutes
Questions and Answers 10 minutes

Description:
This course offered participants the opportunity to learn how DIRFloortime can support clients through their lifespan. The following topics were discussed:
  • Development Continues Across the Lifespan
  • The Components of a DIRFloortime Program for the Adult Population
  • Play, Leisure, and Socialization
  • Supporting Individuals with Significant Developmental Challenges
  • Transition Planning, Independence, and Family
  • Sexuality with a DIRFloortime Framework
  • Supporting Aggression, Difficult Behaviors, and/or Mental Health Challenges
Objectives

1. Participants will demonstrate the ability to identify the distinction between observable (“back end” or “derivative”) behavior and underlying (“front end” or “core”) factors.

2. Participants will demonstrate the ability to describe how to tailor interactions to create meaningful individual and group experiences that foster development throughout the lifespan.

3. Participants will demonstrate the ability to describe an overview of how a client can be supported through treatment with an interdisciplinary model.

4. Participants will demonstrate the ability to describe at least three specific strategies for utilizing play based therapy as a mode of intervention

5. Participants will demonstrate the ability to describe how the therapeutic relationship and relationships with others can support development for neurotypical and neurodiverse adults.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance documenting their participation for this class (12 hours – no partial credit offered)

This course content is focused on a specific product or service (DIRFloortime®) and there will be no mention of other products or services.

Professional CE Credits:

Speech-Language Pathology




This course is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs
(Various level, Professional area)

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, educators and mental health treating professionals of all skill levels.

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 Therapy


This course is offered for 1.2 AOTA CEUs
(Introductory level, Professional area)

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, educators and mental health treating professionals of all skill levels.

To obtain AOTA CEUs from a course you have taken, please follow these steps:

1.  As part of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)’s Approved Provider Program, ICDL is required to have a certain number of short online surveys completed for renewal as a continuing education provider. Please complete this one page survey about your continuing education experience here: http://www.aota.org/appsurvey.

2.  Complete the course evaluation form that has been e-mailed to you from ICDL.  This course evaluation is for ICDL and is used to help us improve our course offerings.  We thank you for your time. 



Psychology




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.  This 12 hour course is approved for APA continuing education. 




Counseling

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 course is approved for 12 contact hours. 




Social Work

ICDL is currently not approved for social work CEUs nationally, but we will be adding this again soon.  Please check back. 

NEW YORK STATE SOCIAL WORK APPROVAL:

This is a 12 contact hour course.  Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0371.