DIR® in Schools

A 3-hour Course for School Personnel


May 3, 2024

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM/9:00 - 12:00 US Eastern Time Zone (New York Time) 

Taught in English

Rae Leeper, EdD, DIR-Expert

Toni Tortora, MA, OTR/L, DIR-Expert 

Price: $ 69

Course Description & Continuing Education Information

DIR 320: DIR in Schools is a 3-hour live online course focused on creative ways to implement DIRFloortime in the school setting. This course will be led by two of our DIRFloortime Experts from the Rebecca School and Bank Street College of Education. Now more than ever, the principles of DIRFloortime can be useful to teachers and school personnel to support students learning. Learning can only happen if teachers and school staff support a student’s functional emotional developmental capacities (FEDCs) and when students are respected in meaningful co-regulating relationships. This course will provide instruction on how to use DIRFloortime in a school setting to support successful teaching and learning.

Pre-requisite: At least DIR 101 is highly recommended.

Learning Objectives


In this 3 hour session, first the presenters will introduce how DIRFloortime works in a school setting. This includes a review of the core foundations of DIRFloortime introducing individual differences. Video case examples of DIRFloortime in school will be used. Then the session will continue with more specific approaches on how to incorporate DIRFloortime techniques into the school, classroom, curriculum, and overall culture of teaching and learning.

All participants can request a Certificate of Attendance documenting hours of participation and available professional continuing education credits at the time of registration. Please note that continuing education credit is only provided for direct seat time. Course preparation including readings, lectures, and mentoring is not included in the CE hour or credit total. This course is a live online course and participants must log in individually to the online classroom, following the instructions provided by ICDL and with their camera on, so there is a record of each participant's attendance individually. If participants join in a room with a group, each participant must still log in on their own device so ICDL can see each participant and verify each individual's login and log out of the online classroom. Participants must attend the entire course to get CE credit. Partial credit is not an option.  

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The course 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 the DIRFloortime certificate courses.  If any commercial support is provided for a conference or event, it will be disclosed on the promotional material or webpage for that specific event. 

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

Speech and Language Pathologists

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area)

Non-Credit Onsite Events: Continuing education credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, and dinner functions nor breaks, board and committee meetings, and 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.

Important Information for Speech and Language Pathologists:

As part of your registration, you were asked if you want CE credits for ASHA for this course. Selecting "yes" is required for ICDL to process your ASHA continuing education credits. If you chose "yes", our Continuing Education Department will complete and submit an ASHA participant form on your behalf at the conclusion of your course as long as your attendance requirements are met

We also request that all participants complete a course evaluation form on the DIR 320 course page on Floortime.org. 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 Therapists

DIR 320: DIR® in Schools

ICDL is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider approval ID # 6778. This live online course is offered at 0.3 CEUs, introductory level, professional area. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Non-Credit Onsite Events: Continuing education credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, and dinner functions nor breaks, board and committee meetings, and networking events.

Skill Level: This training is appropriate for occupational therapists 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 will be available on the DIR 320 course page on Floortime.org. This course evaluation is for ICDL and is used to help us improve our course offerings. We thank you for your time.


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 available for NBCC continuing education credits.  The number of CEUs for NBCC are based on the number of "seat" hours for the course.  This course has six (3) seat hours of instruction.

Social Workers


International Council on Development and Learning, 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.



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.

Art Therapists

According to the ATR-BC Recertification Standards, ICDL training programs that are approved by one of the other national continuing education boards listed on this page, may be eligible for Art Therapy continuing education credit. These standards state, "CECs will be accepted for all courses or events that fit in the ATCB Eligible Content Areas and that are presented or approved by any of the following art therapy, mental health, or behavioral sciences entities: state licensing authority, national professional organization, or national credentialing body for continuing education credit." It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if an ICDL program qualifies or not. ICDL is not an approved ATR-BC continuing education provider and as such can not award ATR-BC continuing education credits directly. However, we are approved by organizations like NBCC which may meet the above-quoted standard.