2020 Conference

Professional Continuing Education Information


The 24th Annual International DIRFloortime® Conference

Floortime All The Time and Everywhere

November 1 - 30, 2020

Live Online

At the completion of the conference, all participants that want a certificate of attendance and/or professional continuing education (CE) credits, must complete a continuing education report and pay a $20 processing fee. All participants will receive an email at the end of the conference on November 30th with instructions for completing the attendance report and paying the processing fee. If you want CE credits, you must remember to complete the reporting form. We will not process CE credits without the form and we must receive the form no later than December 12th for your credits to be processed. If you do not receive an email from us on November 30th, please email us at conference@icdl.com. Once you complete your form, ICDL will confirm your attendance for each session you indicate you attended and process your credits as requested.

Please note that continuing education credit is only provided for direct seat time. You must attend each session you report having completed in its entirety. Arriving late or leaving early will result in negating that session from your CE credits.

The conference content is focused on a specific product or service (DIRFloortime®) and there will be no mention of other products or services. ICDL does not receive any commercial support for this conference.

Continuing Education Questions? E-mail ceu@icdl.com.

Speech and Language Pathologists

This conference has a specific track (six sessions) for Speech Language Pathologists and is offered for 0.9 ASHA CEUs. (Various levels, Professional area)

Participants must attend ALL six sessions in their entirety to receive CEUs. No partial credit will be available.

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

Please click here for Instructor Disclosures for this conference. The conference content is focused on a specific product or service (DIRFloortime®) and there will be no mention of other products or services

Important Information for Speech and Language Pathologists:

At the completion of the conference, all participants that want a certificate of attendance and/or ASHA CEUs, must complete a continuing education report and pay a $20 processing fee. Our Continuing Education Department will complete and submit an ASHA participant form on your behalf at the conclusion of this conference.

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.


SLP Track Agenda

(This is a specific section for Speech Language Pathologists. Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions, however, participants seeking ASHA CEUs must attend ALL six sessions below. SLPs are encouraged to also attend sessions that are not in the SLP track even though these additional sessions will not apply for ASHA credits and cannot be substituted for the sessions in the SLP track.)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Implemented within the DIRFloorti me® Framework

Joleen Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

First date and time option: Monday, November 02, 2020, 9:00-10:30 PM

Second date and time option: Thursday, November 05, 2020, 9:00 -10:30 AM


How do you do Floortime All the Time and Everywhere with Young Children? Floortime Strategies in Practice: A presentation for parents, caregivers and providers with videos illustrating specific Floortime strategies

Bridget Palmer MA, CCC-SLP

First date and time option: Friday, November 06, 2020, 1:00-2:30 PM

Second date and time option: Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 8:00-9:30 PM


Food for Thought: Preparing the Brain to Eat New Foods through “Messy” Play

ToniAnn Loftus, MS, CCC-SLP/TSSLD and Liza Bernabeo, MS, CCC-SLP/TSSLD

First date and time option: Saturday, November 07, 2020, 3:00 -5:00 PM

Second date and time option: Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 1:00-2:30 PM


Prelinguistic Competence : A Process Critical for Language and Facilitated Through DIR

Mary Beth Stark, M.S.CCC-SLP

First date and time option: Saturday, November 07, 2020, 9:00-10:30 AM

Second date and time option: Wednesday, November 11, 2020. 1:00-2:30 PM


My biggest revelations from being a Floortime parent

Daria Brown, MA

First date and time option: Monday, November 09, 2020, 10:00-11:30 AM

Second date and time option: Monday, November 30, 2020, 6:00-7:30 PM


Transdisciplinary Work with a DIR framework: Opportunities and Challenges

Kathleen Platzman, PhD, Milagros Cordero,Ed.D., OTR/L, and Mary Beth Stark, M.S., CCC-SLP

First date and time option: Thursday, November 12, 2020, 10:00-11:30 AM

Second date and time option: Thursday, November 12, 202, 7:00-8:30 PM


Professional Continuing Education Learning Objectives

1. Participants will demonstrate the ability to explain the foundations of DIRFloortime® as an interdisciplinary model (including describing its foundations in occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology (specifically mental health) and education).

2. Participants will demonstrate the ability to identify challenges in sensory integration and processing that may lead to challenge in other areas of development, including but not limited to, executive functioning and communication.

3. Participants will be able to describe how to support feeding/eating developmentally and how common speech, language and feeding goals can be addressed through playful interactions

4. The participants will be able to describe how a developmental, individual-difference, and relationship-based approach is utilized in a multidisciplinary fashion to promote positive development for all children including those with autism and other developmental challenges.

Occupational Therapists

This conference is offered for 1.2 AOTA CEUs. Participants must attend at least 8 presentations (90 minutes each) to receive 1.2 AOTA CEUs. You can view the conference schedule here.

(Mixed levels, 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 and 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.

Counselors

ICDL has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6733. ICDL is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This conference is available for up to 12 contact hours of counselor continuing education.

Social Workers

NEW YORK STATE SOCIAL WORKERS:

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. This conference is available for up to 12 contact hours of New York social worker continuing education.

Educators

In many cases, this conference can be used for teacher continuing education. If you would like to have a certificate of attendance, please complete the attendance reporting form linked at the top of this page and you will be eligible to receive a certificate of attendance documenting up to 12 hours of professional development.