DIR 202 Terms and Conditions

DIR 202 Eligibility Statement:

In order to attend this class, you must have successfully completed (received your Basic DIRFloortime Provider Certificate of Competency) an ICDL approved DIR 201 course and completed all required recommendations. If you don't know whether the course you attended was ICDL approved, please email dirfloortimetraining@icdl.com and list when and where you attended the course, who the instructor(s) were, and any other pertinent information.

If you are registering to earn your Proficient Provider Certificate, you understand that you will be presenting 2 video recorded case presentations and that you can not present your own child or relative.

If you are a Review Student working toward your Proficient 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, if taken as an audit student, does not count toward any pre-requisite.

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 videotaping 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:

  1. 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.

  2. I agree to keep confidential any information about individuals viewed on videotape or discussed in this course.

  3. I agree that I will use only the designated platforms (for example: Moodle, Zoom, YouTube) in the manner specified by the DIRFloortime Training Program guidelines and WILL NOT use email to share any video links, PowerPoint 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.

  4. 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.

Ethical Practices

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.

Embracing Diversity

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 DIRFloortime® programs do 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 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.

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.

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 this 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.)