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**PCG 2024/2025 Approved


**UTAP funding approved: Course Code C11901411

2 Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: DIR101 - The Nuts and Bolts of it

This workshop will be an overview of the DIR/Floortime® model of the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan and certificates will be provided through ICDL (Interdisciplinary Council for Developmental and Learning Disorders) allowing you access to the ICDL directory and further training. The 6 developmental milestones will be covered in depth with video showcasing the different techniques to support the understanding as well as techniques used. Frequent opportunities for group discussion will be provided. Information on the importance of relationships will also be covered with support on how to mobilize students and children in achieving higher milestones. DIR/Floortime® is adaptive to any age of development, from early intervention through adolescence. Floortime® techniques will be show cased through case studies and video footage with open workshop discussion and participants will find these discussions to be at the intermediate clinical level. The workshop participant will leave the workshop feeling equipped to support their clients with new and fresh ideas on behavior, sensori-motor and emotional intervention.

Dates:25 and 26 Nov 2024 (Mon and Tue)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT, DIR/Floortime® Expert Trainer

Maude is a globally known presenter on a variety of different topics and has visited us in Manilla before on two separate occasions. She hails from South Africa, graduated there in 1984, and opened her private practice in Glen Mills, USA in 2001. Maude obtained her DIR Certificate in 2005 and became an Expert training leader in 2011 for ICDL (Interdisciplinary Council of Developmental and Learning Disorders). She is a leading speaker at multiple international conferences over the years. Maude accomplished multiple certifications throughout the years and continues her journey of being a life-long learner. She co-authored the book, Our Greatest Allies, with Lauren O’Malley. Her wish is for every therapist to come fully into their own being, be their authentic selves, so their clients can also transition from sometimes fragmented places to a new sense of wholeness.

Course Outline

Day 1:

9.00amDIR and Floortime introduction
10.30amMorning Break
11.00amAutism: diagnosis and individual profiles
1.30pmScientific evidence supporting DIRFloortime
2.30pmThe “D” in DIR
3.30pmAfternoon Break
3.45pmThe “D” continued

Day 2:

9.00amThe “I” in DIR
10.30amMorning Break
11.00amThe power of affect
1.30pmThe “R”
3.30pmAfternoon Break
3.45pmFloortime Strategies
Course Objectives

Students successfully completing this course will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Identify at least three common features of autism and other challenges of relating and communicating.
  2. Identify at least four key features of relationship-based approaches.
  3. Describe all 6 Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities (FEDCs) in the DIR® model and potential challenges that children face at each capacity.
  4. Describe at least three characteristics of how individual differences (the "I" in DIR®), including health, sensory processing, and regulatory challenges, can impact a child's development.
  5. Identify at least three key principles and basic strategies of Floortime.
  6. Describe at least three characteristics of relationship and family in the DIR® model.
  7. Describe the essential role of affect as it is related to the D, the I, and the R.
Who Can Benefit?

Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Educators, Parents

Course Fees & Closing Dates

**PCG 2024/2025 Approved


**UTAP funding approved: Course Code C11901411

  1. UTAP funding is only applicable to NTUC union members who will enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support, capped at $250 or $500 (aged 40 years old and above; this will apply from 9 January 2024 to 31 March 2025) each year when they sign up for courses supported under UTAP. This excludes SkillsFuture Credit utilisation and other government subsidies.
  2. Union Members Eligibility for UTAP Application (https://www.ntuc.org.sg/skillsupgrade)
    1. Union member must commence the course within UTAP approved period.
    2. Union member must achieve minimum attendance (75%) for the course based on existing Government regulations and sit for all prescribed examination(s) if any.
    3. Union member must submit claims via UTAP system within 6 months after course completion.
    4. Union member must not claim full funding through company sponsorship or other types of funding.
    5. Union member must have paid-up union membership before course commencement, throughout the entire course duration and at the point of claim.
  3. Should trainees have queries on the UTAP funding scheme, they can email to UTAP@e2i.com.sg or use the Live Chat function to enquire on membership matters
Registration Type Closing Date Fees w/o PCG (S$) / pax
19 Sep 2024 850
Normal Till Full 930