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2 hours a week Online via Zoom

(no class 1st June)

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Introducing a UK online parent training programme in DIR/Floortime!

This parent programme runs for 6 x 2 hour sessions live online on Fridays 9.30-11.30am (UK). Parents will have an opportunity to learn more about the DIR/Floortime model at a pace that suits them. Recordings of missed sessions can be watched later.

The course is delivered by ICDL Training Leader, Denise Wilson. She is an occupational therapist and play therapist. Denise will use video examples to illustrate aspects of the model, and parents will be able to have their questions answered during these sessions.

DIR®/Floortime™ is a comprehensive, relationship-based Model of intervention for children and adults with disorders in relating and communicating, including autism.

DIR® stands for Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-Based:

Developmental – The course gives an overview of Greenspan’s Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities 1-6. These are the capacities a child must master for healthy emotional and intellectual growth. The stages are,

  1. The ability to be regulated and interested in their surroundings.
  2. The ability to engage with others and deepen attachment bonds.
  3. The ability to initiate and respond in two-way purposeful communication.
  4. The capacity for complex communication and shared problem solving.
  5. The ability to create emotional ideas.
  6. The ability to build bridges between ideas, and so, become a logical thinker.

Individual Differences - Each child has their own unique profile which needs to be taken into account and, possibly, treated. Individual differences within the child, or within their environment, will either help or hinder the child in acheiving their potential. Improving our knowledge of each child's Individual Differences, helps us to understand the child's unique experience within their bodies and their perception of their world. These differences may be in the following areas,

  • Motor and perceptual motor function
  • Sensory modulation
  • Sensory processing
  • Auditory processing
  • Environment factors
  • Biomedical factors
  • Developmental history
  • Family factors including attachment
  • Any history of trauma

Relationship-Based - The warm, loving interactions between the child and their caregivers are at the core of the Model. Brain chemistry changes when the child is excited, motivated and positive. This improves neurological processing, helping the child to think and learn more effectively. The child develops an understanding of themselves and the world through long chains of back and forth interactions with their caregivers.

Floortime - Through video examples and discussion, course parents will see how Floortime play supports the D, I and R, so that the child can evolve towards independent thinking and sustaining warm, loving relationships.

Online experience - Some people may be a little nervous if they have never done an online course before. Please contact training@connectingthroughplay.org if you want to try out our Zoom online platform before signing up for this course. Once you are comfortable attending courses online, it opens up an entire world of opportunity!!

Dates are 11th, 18th, 25th May and 8th, 15th, 22nd June. No session on 1st June.

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