DIR 310: Using the FEAS
DIR 310: Using the Functional Emotional Assessment Scale (FEAS) to assess a child's functional emotional capacities
Dr. Gil Tippy
Clinical Psychologist, DIR Expert, and co-author of Respecting Autism with Dr. Stanley Greenspan
Course Description & Continuing Education Information
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Functional Emotional Assessment: Using the Functional Emotional Assessment Scale (FEAS) to assess a child's functional emotional capacities
The Functional Emotional Assessment Scale, published by ICDL and authored by Stanley Greenspan, Georgia DeGangi, & Serena Wieder, enables clinicians, educators, and researchers to observe and measure emotional and social functioning in infants, young children, and their families. Historically, the complexity of emotional functioning has been difficult to measure and assess. The FEAS meets this longstanding need of the field. The FEAS conceptualizes, operationalizes, and measures in a reliable and valid manner:
The full range of emotional functioning of infants, young children, and their families.
Naturally occurring emotional interactions between infants, children, and caregivers in a variety of settings, including home and school.
Both easily observable emotional behaviors and the subtle, more difficult to measure, deeper levels of emotional functioning.
This course will supplement the FEAS book to guide practitioners on how to practically use the FEAS tool. This is a practical application course that takes the knowledge in the book and helps clinicians administer, score, and report on the FEAS.
Pre-requisite: DIR 101. This course is best suited for those that have earned at least a Basic DIRFloortime certificate (DIR 201) with a minimum requirement of having completed the introductory course (DIR 101)
Download the Book and Score Sheets (free):
Clinical Practice Guidelines: Redefining the Standards of Care for Infants, Children, and Families with Special Needs
Participants will be able to identify the uses and limitations of the Functional Emotional Assessment Scale (FEAS).
Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the administration of the FEAS.
Participants will demonstrate an understanding of scoring and reporting on the FEAS.
Module One (Hours 1-2)
Introducing the FEAS: Explaining the conceptualization, research, purpose, and overall function of the FEAS tool.
Module Two (Hours 3-4)
FEAS Administration: A detailed explanation of how to administer the FEAS.
Module Three (Hours 5-6)
Scoring and Reporting: A detailed explanation of the scoring and reporting process including functional uses and limitations of use.
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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Speech and Language Pathologists
This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
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Skills Level: This Training is appropriate for occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators, and mental health treating professionals of all skill levels.
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This course is offered for 0.6 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 is required to 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.
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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 six (6) seat hours of instruction.
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.
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