2024 ICDL International DIR® Conference

Professional Continuing Education Information

Conference Description

This two day conference is focused on using a Developmental Individual-differences and Relationship-based (DIR) model to promote development and learning for everyone. Promoting development is not about simply training or teaching skills, it is a process of helping people grow and develop from the inside out. By implementing DIRFloortime, professionals and caregivers alike can fully engage in promoting development and increasing their capacity of self-regulation, engagement, communication, problem solving, thinking and reasoning.   

Through lectures, case studies, research reviews, and discussions, participants will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of DIRFloortime and how to effectively promote development in individuals with autism and other developmental differences.   

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Learning Objectives

1. Demonstrate how a developmental, individual-difference, and relationship-based

approach is utilized in school, in therapy, and at home to promote healthy development

and learning.


2. Explain how creative arts, music, and movement can support development, autonomy,

and regulation.


3. Identify the needs and feelings of parents following an ASD diagnosis, explore the

benefits of parent support groups, and list ways professionals can support parents.


4. Explore the wider neuro-diverse contribution of the DIR/Floortime Model to trauma

survivors and identify 3 ways in which DIR/Floortime principles align with trauma-

informed principles.


5. Recognize ways to utilize DIRFloortime across capacities in everyday interactions, and

specify the difference between Floortime sessions and DIR as principles that may be

applied in life.


6. Reframe common deficit-based strategies into strength-based strategies, and describe

at least 2 ways in which an autistic individual’s differences can be their strengths.

At the completion of the conference, all participants who want professional continuing education (CE) credits, must complete a continuing education report and pay a $25 processing fee*. All participants will be able to complete the continuing education report at the end of the conference. The report will also be emailed to participants after the conference is over in case you were not able to complete it at the conference. 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 March 30th for your credits to be processed. If you do not receive an email from us by March 17th, 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 eligible credits as requested.

In order to receive CEUs for Day 1, you must attend:

In order to receive CEUs for Day 2, you must attend:

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 is approved by ASHA for:
Friday (Day 1): .50 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area)
Saturday (Day 2): .55 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area)

Participants may attend one or both days. 

In order to receive ASHA CEUs for Day 1, participants must attend:

In order to receive ASHA CEUs for Day 2, participants must attend:

Attendance is required for the full length of each session. No partial credit/CEUs will be given. 

Occupational Therapists

This conference is approved by AOTA for:
Friday (Day 1): .50 AOTA CEUs
Saturday (Day 2): .55 AOTA CEUs 

Participants may attend one or both days. 

In order to receive AOTA CEUs for Day 1, participants must attend:

In order to receive AOTA CEUs for Day 2, participants must attend:

(Introductory level)

Attendance is required for the full length of each session. No partial credit/CEUs will be given. 

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.

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.  The number of CEUs for NBCC are based on the number of "seat" hours for the course.  In other words, the number of actual instruction hours.  

In order to receive CEUs for Day 1 (5 hours), participants must attend:

In order to receive CEUs for Day 2 (5.5 hours), participants must attend:

Attendance is required for the full length of each session. No partial credit/CEUs will be given.

Social Workers

NEW YORK STATE SOCIAL WORKERS:

ICDL 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. 

In order to receive CEUs for Day 1 (5 hours), participants must attend:

In order to receive CEUs for Day 2 (5.5 hours), participants must attend:


Attendance is required for the full length of each session. No partial credit/CEUs will be given.

music therapists

MT-BCs can claim credits for the conference under the Other Continuing Education Opportunities category for recertification. Please refer to the Recertification Manual for additional details.

In order to receive CEUs for Day 1 (5 hours), participants must attend:

In order to receive CEUs for Day 2 (5.5 hours), participants must attend:

Attendance is required for the full length of each session. No partial credit/CEUs will be given.

educators

ICDL is recognized by the New York State Education Department's Office of Teaching Initiatives as an approved sponsor of CTLE for Professional Classroom Teachers, School Leaders and Level III Teaching Assistants. Approved Provider Number: 23878.

In most 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 after the conference (we will send an announcement)  and you will be eligible to receive a certificate of attendance documenting hours for CE (Day 1 = 5 hours, Day 2 = 5.5 hours).

* Due to NY State regulations, NY educators are exempt from the CE fee