DIr 204 terms & Conditions

DIR 204 Eligibility Statement:

In order to attend this class, you must have earned a DIRFloortime Basic Certificate at least 12 months prior and an Advanced DIRFloortime® Certificate at least 3 months prior to enrolling in DIR 204.   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.

Participants must have equivalent of a Master's level university/college degree in occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology, social work, counseling, medicine, music therapy, education or another related field. 

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:

Student Confidentiality Statement

In order to improve and refine your  skills, you will be interning in a DIRFloortime course and  viewing videos  of course participants  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:

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.

Plagiarism and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Use Policy 

DIRFloortime® Training Program is an educational program approved by many Continuing Education providers. Upholding academic integrity requires our program participants to cite sources accurately, give credit to the creators of ideas and information, and produce original work that reflects their own understanding of DIR and related concepts. Plagiarism, including the use of AI-generated content without proper attribution or authorization, is prohibited. ICDL and its Training Leaders may use AI-based plagiarism detection tools to identify and deter plagiarism in participants’ submissions. 

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 204 focuses upon helping  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.  Successful completion of DIR 203 at least 3 months prior is a prerequisite for this course. 

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 

I understand that I will be required to prepare a mini-presentation on a DIR-related topic that is geared towards a 201 student/course. I understand that the presentation I create will be placed into a library of mini-presentations that ICDL maintains to utilize in DIR courses and to educate the community.  By registering for this course and agreeing to these terms, I am granting full ownership of the video recording of my mini-presentation to ICDL to use at its discretion and I am waiving any and all rights, financial and/or non-financial, to the recording.  I agree to not have any confidential information in the mini-presentation about any individuals that can not be shared publicly. further develop and strengthen my skills. 

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.

Successful completion of this course earns a DIRFloortime Expert certificate.  An Expert certificate makes the expert a candidate to serve as an Expert Training Leader for ICDL and to teach official DIRFloortime® Training Program certificate courses.  Serving as an Expert Training Leader with ICDL is contingent upon being employed by ICDL or serving as an Independent Contractor or Licensee of ICDL.  

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.)