DIR 101 Courses

An Introduction to DIR® and DIRFloortime®

Live Online & In-Person Courses Offered Worldwide

Taking DIR 101 completely changed the path of my OT career.  - Past DIR 101 Participant

An excellent introduction that made me hungry for more. - Recent DIR 101 Participant

The DIR 101 course is the introduction to the DIR model and Floortime.  It is a 12-hour course taught both live online (via Zoom) and onsite throughout the world. Please click on the links below to view current offerings in both formats. 

DIR 101 Prerequisite: None

Course Description

This is an introductory course that reviews the theoretical framework, scientific evidence, and scope of application of the model promoting functional emotional developmental capacities, reflective thinking, and overall mental health for all children and adults, including those with developmental disabilities. 

Learning Objectives

Basic Requirements, Evaluation of Knowledge, and Certificate Obtained 

Course Interaction: This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions. 

Target Audience: As an introductory course to the theoretical model and practical application of DIR, this course is intended for a range of practitioners from fields including: Speech and Language Pathologists, mental health specialists such as Counselors, Psychologists or Social Workers; Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Educators. This course is also beneficial for anyone else interested in learning about DIR and DIRFloortime including parents, caregivers, and paraprofessionals.

Accessibility: Aligned with the DIR model, continuing education offered by ICDL works to be responsive to a range of individual differences in processing, communicating, and regulating; learning differences, learning disabilities, and other forms of disability. Please click here to read more about accessibility and accommodations.

System requirements for live online courses include: 

Course fees

DIR 101 fees vary. Please  click the link for a specific offering to see the fee. 

Content Level



All cancellations must be made by e-mailing dirfloortimetraining@icdl.com. If you request a cancellation at least 15 days prior to the first day of class you will qualify for a full refund less a $75 USD processing fee. For detailed information please click here

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Continuing Education Credits & Professional Development Hours

ICDL provides continuing education (CE) credits  for certain professions. These CE credits are only available for courses ICDL offers directly. Available continuing education varies by course offering. Please check the specific course offering for continuing education information. The links to various DIR 101 offerings are listed on top of this page. Please note that although the DIR 101  course is 12 hours long, only 11 hours are deemed as learning time/contact hours for continuing education, per the guidelines of the various professional boards for which we award CE.  Currently, many of ICDL DIR 101 courses offer professional continuing education credits for:

Please check each individual course offering for available professional continuing education credits as we have different continuing education pages and approvals for different courses and conferences.  

In addition to courses offered by ICDL, our course catalog will also display courses licensed by ICDL that use the ICDL curriculum and are fully approved by ICDL to be official DIRFloortime® courses. However, ICDL does not provide CE credits for these courses. These are all clearly marked.  Please contact the provider of any ICDL licensed courses to inquire about CE credits.

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

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