DIR 402: Be S.U.R.E.

Supporting, Understanding, and Respecting the 

Expectations of Parents


October 5, 2023

7:00 PM -10:00 PM/19:00 - 22:00 US Eastern Time Zone

(Friday, October 6, 2023, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sydney, AU Time Zone)

Taught in English

Daria Brown, MA, DIR-Advanced 

Course Description

When children are receiving therapeutic services they are often seen as the center of the therapeutic process. However, for the services to be fully effective, the professionals need to also understand and engage the caregivers. This 3-hour course will explore the relationship with caregivers in the process of a client relationship. Topics covered will include the spectrum of parents and meeting the parents where they are by understanding their process and journey. How can you be the supportive and understanding practitioner whom caregivers trust and feel confident in? This course will help you raise your awareness and build your capacity for respecting the spectrum of families you see in your practice.

No prerequisites. 

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to assess where parents are on their journey, to meet them where they are at.

2. Participants will be able to list specific tools to foster a positive, trusting relationship with parents.

3. Participants will be able to name and use principles of the DIR Model to facilitate growth in the client, parents, and yourself.



Daria Brown has a Master's in Personality and Social Psychology, specializing in Individual Differences. She has worked in research, evaluation, and education for over 25 years at universities, not-for-profits, and the government. She created Affect Autism, a website, and podcast for parents and practitioners looking to implement DIR/Floortime. Daria also facilitates ICDL's weekly parent support drop-in as ICDL's Parent Advocate.

Professional Continuing Education

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.  

No partial credit is available. 

Please CLICK HERE for Instructor Disclosures 

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, Related 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 to share your ASHA account number. This is required for ICDL to process your ASHA continuing education credits. Our Continuing Education Department will complete and submit an ASHA participant form on your behalf at the conclusion of your course.

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.

Occupational Therapists

DIR 402: Be S.U.R.E.

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, dinner functions or breaks; board and committee meetings, networking events.

Skill Level: This Training is appropriate for occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators, and mental health treating professionals of all skill levels.


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 is based on the number of "seat" hours for the course.  This course has three (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.  This course is offered for 3 contact hours of credit.