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DIR – THE ACTION IS THE INTERACTION – GALWAY & DUBLIN – MAY 2018

Posted by | Administration Officer | Date: 30 Nov 2017 | 13:28pm

    START            9th May 2018 9:00 am
    END                11th May 2018 5:30 pm
   ADDRESS       Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Ireland 
   PHONE           Please contact Trainingways at 091-796600
   EMAIL             Please contact enquiries@trainingways.com
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Action is in the Interaction is a training developed from many years of experience working within interdisciplinary contexts with families who have
children with communication and learning difficulties, regulatory challenges, and children with behaviours that place them on the autistic spectrum.
The DIR model (Developmental Individualised Relationship based model) was developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan & Dr. Serena Wieder as a framework to assist parents, and professionals in constructing a comprehensive intervention program that focuses on improving the child’s functioning in developmental capacities where there are challenges, and, at the same time, promote healthy foundations for overall social, emotional and intellectual functioning. This introductory training will focus on the use of the DIR/Floortime model within the therapeutic, home and school  environments.
The DIR framework uses emotional and motivating experienced-based learning to improve engagement, social skills, language, independence, and to
support higher level thinking. Intervention is offered within the context of developmentally designed play and learning situations. Therapeutically guided interaction with children is the means of moving children up the development ladder. This course will highlight the interdisciplinary nature of this model. Video case examples will be used and will include and integrate working with children in a variety of environments including the clinic, home and group settings. This will include studies of progress demonstrated by children made over a number of years. There will be a focus on the core role of parents and supporting and coaching parents as an important part of the model. The background that supports the theory from the fields of child development, infant mental health, neuroscience and development models will be outlined.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

1.  Identify the DIR model as an interdisciplinary approach and framework that integrates the emotional and neurobiological           functioning of the child.
2. Describe the relationship between affect, sensory processing, and communication, and understand Individual differences as      part of the model.
3. Understand the importance of a relationship-based approach, within the context of assessment & intervention.
4. Experience how to build an individual developmental profile of the child, to guide treatment / parent coaching.
5. Understand the developmental language perspective most relevant to this assessment & intervention Identify and describe        the six core functional social-emotional developmental stages and related capacities.
6. Describe Individual Differences from a DIR perspective.
7. Develop an introductory understanding of Functional Emotional Assessment as a tool to support intervention.
8. Formulate discipline-specific goals from a developmental perspective.
9. Describe and understand the use ‘DIR/Floortime’ model within the clinic, home and school settings.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This training is designed for Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Health and Educational professionals, Psychologists, Mental Health professionals, Medical Professionals, Nurses, Play Therapists, Teachers and Special needs assistants.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Mari Caulfield and Kathy Walmsley are leading professionals in their fields of developmental intervention in their home countries of Ireland and Australia.

Mari has worked in Ireland for 38 years as a Speech and Language Therapist in a variety of clinical and management roles which include the HSE, Voluntary organisations. Child Education Centres, Special Schools and Autism classes. Mari teaches in a variety of venues, including NUIG and the Special Education Support service. Mari has undertaken extensive training over the years including specialised communication courses, Montessori diploma, Integrated Psychotherapy, Sensory Integration, Intensive Interaction, Infant mental health and Hanen training. She lives and works in County Galway in Ireland where she has established a Speech and Language Therapy Practice. Mari supports “Look into My Eyes” a parent programme in which ‘parents teaching parents’ is at the core. She is a member of Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists, and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Kathy has worked as an Occupational Therapist in Australia, as well as in the UK and in the USA over the past 32 years, in a variety of community based settings, including neurology and mental health and paediatrics. She is the founder of Sensory Connections in Perth, Western Australia. Kathy has a special interest in supporting families with children with complex neuro-development and sensory processing challenges. She has undertaken extensive professional in the fields of early intervention, occupational therapy, infant mental health and developmental disorders over the years.
Mari and Kathy share a common passion for their work. They have co-presented courses since 2008 in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and USA, bringing a wealth of practical experience as well as clinical knowledge and expertise to their teaching style. Participants will leave the training with specific strategies and tools to support their clinics, work or home settings.

Kathy & Mari are associate Faculty members of Profectum in the USA. They have studied with Dr. Greenspan and Dr. Wieder and the Interdisciplinary Faculty for many years and taught with the summer institutes certification process with Interdisciplinary council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL). www.sensoryconnections.com.au www.trainingways.com

Guest Speaker

Dr. Kalmanson has worked for over 39 years as clinical psychologist & special educator with schools, children and their families. She has worked as an infant mental health consultant, and with the Infant-Parent Program at University of California in San Francisco; The San Francisco Psychoanalytic
Institute, Child Development Program; California Pacific Medical Center, Child Development Center and in private practice in San Francisco and Marin
County. Dr. Kalmanson is a recipient of the Zero to Three: the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families Harris Fellowship,

RECOMMENDED PRE-READING:

Building Healthy Minds – Dr. Greenspan; The Child with Special Needs – Dr Greenspan & Dr Wieder; Engaging Autism – Dr Greenspan & Dr. Wieder
Websites to visit: www.icdl.com; www.profectum.org; www.celebratethechildren.com; www.circlestretch.com; www.soaringeagle.org

Course Fee includes Course Handbook, materials, refreshments & lunch each day.

Details can be downloaded here – INTRODUCTORY DIR COURSE 2018http://bit.ly/2AhUouT

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are subject to a €50 processing charge and can be made up 25th April 2018.

No refunds are made for cancellations after this date.

COURSE FEE: €400.00

To Apply Now Click Link https://www.trainingways.com/checkout/

 

The Action is in the Interaction is a training developed from many years of experience working within interdisciplinary contexts with families who have children with communication and learning difficulties, regulatory challenges, and children with behaviours that place them on the autistic spectrum.
The DIR model (Developmental Individualised Relationship based model) was developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan & Dr. Serena Wieder as a framework to assist parents, and professionals in constructing a comprehensive intervention program that focuses on improving the child’s functioning in developmental capacities where there are challenges, and, at the same time, promote healthy foundations for overall social, emotional and intellectual functioning. This introductory training will focus on the use of the DIR/Floortime model within the therapeutic, home and school  environments.

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