201 Terms & Conditions
DIR 201 Eligibility Statement:
In order to be eligible to register for this DIR 201 class, you must have attended DIR 101 or another ICDL approved introductory course.
If you are taking this course as a "Basic Provider" (this is the certificate earning option for professionals) you understand that you must have children or other individuals with challenges in FEDCs 1 - 4 that you can work with and video record so you can present 2 video recorded case presentations during the course. You also understand that you can not present yourself working with a child that is your own or a family relative.
If you are registering as a Review Student working toward your DIRFloortime Provider Certificate, you must certify that you have completed this course previously.
If you are an Auditing student, you must certify that you understand that this course will NOT lead to a DIRFloortime Provider Certificate nor will it be eligible for continuing education credits. Your attendance does not entitle you to represent yourself as a DIRFloortime Provider. You understand that, to become a DIRFloortime Provider, this course does not count toward any prerequisite.
Course Curriculum and Course Requirements
There are many requirements to successfully complete this course. It is the participants responsibility to know the course curriculum (https://www.icdl.com/courses/curriculum) and be prepared to:
Attend all class sessions in-person on a device that you can be seen in the class via camera and that you can share your screen as needed.
Obtain permission to video record and share your Floortime sessions with a child.
Upload the videos you have taken of your sessions to Youtube or Vimeo and share the link with the class and instructors on Floortime.org (ICDL's Moodle site).
Attend presentation times selected.
Attend feedback sessions when provided by the instructors/training leaders.
Complete required readings, forum posts, and other learning activities of the course.
Student Confidentiality Statement
In order to improve and refine your Floortime skills, this course includes a requirement to videotape yourself with children, parents, professionals, and/or other caregivers and to view videotape of fellow students working with children, parents, professionals, and/or other caregivers. The parents of these children have generously agreed to grant video recording permission for this purpose. In addition, you may view and discuss video of other parents, children and professionals, whose identities could be known to you. As this is considered personal health information, there is a need for a high level of confidentiality. Please read and sign below:
I agree to abide by all video recording guidelines provided by ICDL, either written or spoken, regarding, but not limited to, procuring video and video recording permissions, labeling of video, referencing a child viewed on video, handling, storage, and sharing of video and final disposal of video.
I agree to keep confidential any information about individuals viewed on videotape or discussed in this course.
I agree that I will use only the designated platforms (for example: Moodle, Zoom, Vimeo, YouTube) in the manner specified by the DIRFloortime Training Program guidelines and WILL NOT use email to share any video links, Power point presentations, Video Consent Forms, or other documents containing private, confidential and/or identifying information. I understand that email is not a secure form of confidential information transfer.
I agree that any information shared in class or on the Moodle site is confidential and WILL NOT share it in any way with others outside of the classroom without expressed written consent of the DIRFloortime Training Program.
I have carefully read and reviewed this Student Confidentiality Statement. I understand it fully and I agree to it voluntarily. By completing the registration for this course, I am affixing my signature to this document and agreeing to all terms.
All presentations must avoid any unacceptable practices as outlined in the "For Whose Benefit: Evidence, Ethics, and Effectiveness of Autism Interventions". Participants must maintain a high level of ethics in their practice.
Class presentations, discussions, and forum posts should embrace diversity, including neurodiversity, in an accepting and appreciative manner. We also ask that participants work to avoid ableist acts and language. Disability rights activist Lydia X. Z. Brown (a keynote presenter at a past ICDL conference) has published a comprehensive glossary of ableist terms that can be a helpful guide.
Letter of Understanding
I understand that the DIRFloortime® program does not qualify, license, or otherwise certify me to work in any way that I am not already credentialed and/or licensed and/or otherwise certified by appropriate local, state, national, or other entity responsible for such qualification.
I further understand that the DIRFloortime® Training Program is an educational program for individuals to demonstrate competencies in DIRFloortime® theory and practice. It will provide education on how to work with different types of children and with individuals of different profiles in various settings. There are five core courses that form this Certificate program with Certificates of Competency provided at the successful completion of each course beginning with DIR 201.
DIR 201 is designed for those beginning DIRFloortime practice who want to establish basic mastery of DIRFloortime®. This course focuses upon Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities 1-4. Successful completion of this course entitles students to be called a Basic DIRFloortime® provider.
DIR 202 is designed for those who have successfully completed DIR 201 and want to further establish and demonstrate mastery of DIRFloortime® at the intermediate level with emphasis on Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities 4, 5 & 6. Successful completion of this course entitles students to be called a Proficient DIRFloortime provider.
DIR 203 focuses upon coaching of parents, caregivers, and other providers. Successful completion of DIR 202 is a prerequisite for this course. When students successfully complete this course, a student will be entitled to be called an Advanced DIRFloortime® provider.
DIR 204 is an intensive leadership course that helps participants develop competencies as DIR® Experts and Training Leaders in their communities and refine their application of the DIR® model and Floortime principles at the expert level. This 14-week course requires at least 4 hours of practicum work every week by participating as co-leaders of other courses (DIR 201-DIR 203) for 2 hours every week, help course participants prepare their presentations (approximately 30 minutes - 1 hour/week), work on their written assessment, supervised by the 204 Training Leader (approximately 30 minutes/week) and participate during the oral feedback sessions for participants (approximately 30 minutes/week). In addition, participants will meet with the DIR 204 course Training Leader for a total of 16 to 20 hours depending upon the specific schedule of the course. In the 204 meetings participants will review readings related to adult education and reflective leadership, as well as demonstrate competencies of using video clips and powerpoint presentations as training tools.
I understand that this is an assessment based certificate program. As such, I accept the assessment of my training leaders as final. I understand that individual mentoring and tutoring is strongly encouraged but not required to complete this training. I understand, however, if I am unable to demonstrate competencies for the course I have attended, I may be required to receive additional tutoring to help me further develop and strengthen my skills. I also may be recommended to receiving additional tutoring or mentoring to deepen my skills prior to enrolling in the following course. I understand that all recommendations should be completed prior to continuing on to the next course and that if I do not complete them, I may not be able to demonstrate sufficient competencies for each successive course.
I also understand that I will be required to submit 2 case studies during this course. Case studies are video recordings of yourself using Floortime with a child. At a minimum, by the end of DIR 201 you will have to have presented at least one child in your 2 case presentations, at the end of DIR 202 you will have to have presented at least 2 different children between the 4 case presentations in DIR 201 and 202, and at the end of DIR 203 you will have to have presented 3 different children's cases in the 6 case presentations combined in DIR 201, 202, and 203. Simply put, you can not present the same child/family throughout your learning journey. Training leaders may require additional cases to be presented over this minimum as well. Furthermore, you also understand that you can not present yourself working with a child that is your own or a family relative.
I have carefully read and reviewed Part A of this Letter of Understanding and the current description of the DIRFloortime® Training Program's courses, DIR 201, DIR 202, DIR 203, and DIR 204, and understand its current educational objectives and conditions, and understand that the Program requirements are subject to change.
The DIRFloortime® Training Program and the relations established by and between ICDL and its students do not constitute a partnership, joint venture, franchise, agency or contract of employment.
An outline of the current basic requirements for the Program is listed on our website www.icdl.com. ICDL reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to alter, amend, expand or otherwise modify the requirements for its programs, at any time, without notice. The determination as to successful completion of the Certificate Program requirements will be solely that of ICDL. A participant in good standing can identify her or himself as a student in the DIRFloortime® Training program.
I have reviewed and understand the learning objectives and conditions for this course.
I understand these terms fully and I agree to them voluntarily. By completing the registration for this course, I am affixing my signature to this document and agreeing to all terms. (This is agreed upon at the time of registration for the course.)