DIR 101 Learning Objectives

Overview of the DIR® Model and DIRFloortime® Principles (DIR 101)

Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
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Identify common features of autism and other challenges of relating and communicating
2
Identify the key features of relationship-based approaches
3
Explore 6 Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities (FEDCs) in the DIR® model and potential challenges that children face at each capacity
4
Understand the "I" in DIR - individual differences and how health, sensory processing, and regulatory challenges can impact a child's development
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Discuss key principles and basic strategies of Floortime
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Understand the role of relationship and family in the DIR® model
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Understand the essential role of affect as it is related to the D, the I, and the R