DIR® and Speech Therapy

Workshop Mini-Series

This workshop mini-series has 3 separate workshops. Register for 1, 2 or all 3.

A great continuing education opportunity.

Price for each workshop: $30USD

Price for all 3: $70 USD

Open to Participants Worldwide

No prerequisites

What if the Cow Doesn’t Say Moo?

Supporting Language Development Through Play

Tuesday

April 6, 2021

7:00PM - 8:30PM US ET

Instructors:

Liza Bernabeo, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

ToniAnn Loftus, MS, CCC-SLP/TSSLD

Ashley Lyons, MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Foundations: Supporting Pre-linguistic Development in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Thursday

April 15, 2021

8:00PM - 9:30PM US ET

Instructors:

Courtney Latter, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Raquel Quiñones, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Victoria Simmons, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Teaching Emotions:

When a Picture is Not Worth a Thousand Words

Monday

April 19, 2021

7:00PM - 8:30PM US ET

Instructors:

Ashley Lyons, MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Kacie McGoldrick, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Jennifer Shonkoff, MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Learning Objectives

What if the Cow Doesn’t Say Moo? Supporting Language Development Through Play

Participants will be able to...

  • Identify the first six Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities of the DIR/Floortime Model.

  • Describe how to support language development using the DIR/Floortime Model.

  • Summarize how to write language goals for play-based interactions.

Foundations: Supporting Pre-linguistic Development in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Participants will be able to...

  • Identify the core language impairments experienced by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and how they impact social-cognitive development.

  • Name the three main types of communicative functions and how individuals with ASD have both strengths and challenges in the use of language.

  • Describe the benefits of a developmental approach and treatment strategies that can be utilized to support communication in a naturalistic manner.

  • Outline the benefits of supporting both verbal and non-verbal communication in order to increase communicative intent.

  • Illustrate the correlation between relationships and communication.

Teaching Emotions: When a Picture is Not Worth a Thousand Words

Participants will be able to...

  • Identify the verbal and non-verbal milestones related to emotional comprehension

  • Describe how an individual’s relationship with a caregiver can impact social emotional and language development

  • Describe treatment theories and strategies for individuals who have difficulty forming meaningful relationships early in life

Agenda

Each workshop will be 90-minutes in length and focus on the single topic of the title of the workshop.

Instructor BioS and Disclosures


Name: Ashley Lyons, MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Bio: Ashley Lyons received her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from The George Washington University. She is currently the Speech and Language Therapy Department supervisor at Rebecca School and has extensive experience working with students aged 14-21. Ashley’s interests include supporting pre-linguistic development, addressing oral-motor, sensory and feeding needs, working collaboratively with families and providing early intervention services. Ashley is passionate about the DIRFloortime® model, working developmentally and sharing this information with others as a DIRFloortime® Training Leader through ICDL.

Disclosure Statements

Financial: Full Time employee of Rebecca School; Receiving monetary compensation from ICDL for this training; ICDL Training Leader

Non-financial: None

Name: Courtney Latter, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Bio: Courtney Latter, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD has been a speech-language pathologist at the Rebecca School since 2014 and is an adjunct instructor at New York University. Holding an advanced certificate in DIRFloortime®, Courtney utilizes this developmental, child-led approach in her work with students with neurodevelopmental delays and disabilities. Courtney's passion within her field focuses on supporting language development for the purpose of social-emotional communication within an interdisciplinary model.

Disclosure statements

Financial: Full Time employee of Rebecca School; Receiving monetary compensation from ICDL for this training

Non-financial: Certified Advanced DIR/Floortime Provider


Name: Raquel Quiñones, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Title: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist

Bio: Raquel Quiñones, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD is a bilingual speech therapist in New York City at the Rebecca School, where she utilizes the DIRFloortime® methodology to guide her therapy. She holds an Advanced Certificate as a DIRFloortime® provider. She earned her Bilingual Extension Certificate from Columbia University in 2014. Additionally, she is PROMPTs for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets trained. Raquel has a special interest in language development in bilingual individuals with Autism.

Disclosure Statements:

Financial: Rebecca School Full time Employee

Non-financial: Advanced Certified DIRFloortime® Provider

Name: Victoria Simmons, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Bio: Victoria Simmons, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD received her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Brooklyn College and has been working at the Rebecca School since 2015. She holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime® and enjoys supporting students with neurodevelopmental disorders of relating and communicating using a developmental, child-led approach.

Disclosure statements:

Financial: Full-time employee of Rebecca School; Receiving monetary compensation from ICDL for this training

Non-financial: Advanced Certified DIRFloortime® Provider

Name: ToniAnn Loftus, MS, CCC-SLP/TSSLD

Title: Speech Language Pathologist

Bio: ToniAnn Gambella Loftus, MS. CCC-SLP/TSSLD has been working with kids with special needs in some capacity using a variety of interventions and methodologies for the past 14 years. She received her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Seton Hall University and her undergraduate degree from Meredith College. ToniAnn has a special interest in feeding and hearing. She has been working in the DIR®/Floortime™ model since 2011. ToniAnn is expertly trained in DIR/Floortime and teaches coursework through the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning. ToniAnn is the owner of Seaport Speech and Feeding in New York, New York.

Disclosure statements:

Financial: Private Practice Owner and paid ICDL training leader

Non-financial: None

Name: Jennifer Shonkoff, M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Title: Speech Language Pathologist; Research and Professional Development Coordinator for the Rebecca School SLP Department

Bio: Jennifer Shonkoff is a New York State licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist at Rebecca School in New York City, where she has worked since 2011. She is also the Research and Professional Development Coordinator for the Speech and Language Department. Jennifer holds an Advanced DIRFloortime® certification from the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL).

Disclosure statements:

Financial: Full-time employee of Rebecca School; Receiving monetary compensation from ICDL for this training

Non-Financial: Advanced DIRFloortime® provider

Name: Liza Bernabeo, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Bio: Liza Bernabeo MS, CCC-SLP/TSSLD received a B.S. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York College at Geneseo in Geneseo, NY and her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. She is currently a full-time employee of the Rebecca School in New York, New York. Liza is also a paid training leading for the Interdisciplinary Counsel on Developmental Learning. She is also expertly trained in DIRFloortime and has been working with in model since 2012. Her special interests include expressive and receptive language disorders, DIRFloortime, and neurodevelopmental communication disorders.

Disclosure statements:

Financial: Full-time employee of Rebecca School; Paid ICDL training leader; Receiving monetary compensation from ICDL for this training

Non-Financial: None


Name: Kacie McGoldrick, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Title: Speech Language Pathologist

Bio: Kacie McGoldrick, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD is a New York State licensed and ASHA certified speech language pathologist at the Rebecca School in New York City, where she has worked since 2018. Kacie received her B.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and Psychology from Northwestern University in 2015, going on to complete her M.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University in December 2017. Kacie holds a Certificate of Proficiency in DIRFloortime® from the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL).

Disclosure statements:

Financial: Full Time employee of Rebecca School; Receiving monetary compensation from ICDL for this training

Non-Financial: Proficient Certified DIRFloortime® provider

Professional Continuing Education

All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance documenting hours of participation in their course and available professional continuing education credits. 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.

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 this course.

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

Speech and Language Pathologists

Each individual workshop is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area). Participants must attend the whole workshop to receive credits. No partial credit available.

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

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.