DIR 404: Understanding and Challenging Our Assumptions and Beliefs About Cultural and Racial Diversity and Neur0diversity

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Course Description

This 3-hour short course will utilize established self-reflective practices and processes to deepen each participant’s understanding of their own assumptions and beliefs that impact their professional practice. Specifically, we will examine our assumptions about cultural and racial diversity and neurodiversity.

This course is not a DIRFloortime specific course. It is a course designed for all professionals serving those on the spectrum including art therapists, behavioral analysts and techs, counselors, developmental therapists, early intervention specialists, educators, music therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, speech and language pathologists, and any other professionals and paraprofessionals providing services or supporting individuals on the autism spectrum including administrators and administrative assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will utilize at least two methods of self-reflection to deepen their understanding of their own assumptions and beliefs regarding cultural and racial diversity and neurodiversity.

  • Participants will identify ways to incorporate information provided by communities of color and autistic self-advocates into their day-to-day practice to more fully meet the individual needs and differences of each person they serve.

  • Participants will identify ways that their individual differences and preferences impact their interactions with those they serve and identify ways to ensure they remain fully aware of these impacts in their day-to-day work (identifying specific processes to support ongoing day-to-day reflective practice).

Agenda

  1. Explore practical applications of day-to-day reflective practice.

  2. Utilize reflective practice processes to explore our own assumptions and beliefs about cultural and racial diversity and neurodiversity.

  3. Group discussion to identify next steps to implement day-to-day self-reflective processes and practices to develop a more informed and intentional professional practice.

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.

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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 areas).

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:

You were asked to share your ASHA account number as part of your registration. 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

This course is offered for 0.3 AOTA CEUs

(Introductory level, 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.

Skill 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 must 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. 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

NEW YORK STATE SOCIAL WORKERS:

International Council on Development 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 course is offered for 3 contact hours of credit.

music therapists

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