Advanced Study in DIR®/Floortime™: A Developmental Intervention
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Course #: W759
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Credit Available: 0.5 CEUs; 5 SWCEUs; Approved by The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 1.0 hour in Assessment, 1.5 hours in Atypical Development, 2.0 hours in Intervention, and 0.5 hours in Typical Development
The DIR®/Floortime™ model is a framework that supports parents, educators, and clinicians from all disciplines: speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, doctors, and clinicians, among others. The assessment and intervention strategies offer options that can be customized to an infant/toddler’s profile. While having an understanding of the model can be vital to interventions, using the model in practice can be challenging. This workshop offers video case studies that will allow participants to experience the DIR®/Floortime™ strategies in action and demonstrate specific skills that will support the practitioner in the development of a robust intervention program.
Note: Some prior experience studying and/or using DIR®/Floortime™ is a pre-requisite for this session. Those with little or no experience with the model should see A View From the Floor: An Introduction to the DIR®/Floortime™ Model.
Instructors:Sherri Cawn, M.A., CCC-SLP
Cawn is clinical director of Cawn-Krantz and Associates Developmental Therapies of suburban Chicago, and has 40 years of clinical pediatric experience specializing in the assessment and treatment of infants, toddlers, and school-age children. She is a leading practitioner of the DIR/Floortime® model in speech and language development and trains other professionals throughout the US and overseas on the concepts of this model. Sherri is the author of the self study DVD/Manual on the Assessment and Intervention of DIR/Floortime produced by the American Speech and Hearing Association in 2011.Sherri is co-author of Language Disorders chapter in the Diagnostic Manual for Infancy and Early Childhood. Sherri is a senior faculty member of the DIR Summer Institute and on the advisory board of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders and the Erikson Institute of Infant Mental health. She received her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois.