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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: DIR®/FloortimeTM 101 DIR Model
                 (Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship Model)

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of the DIR Model (Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship Model) to assist the participant with integrating this work in his/her individual frame of reference. The model is based on core developmental capacities that are essential for everyone to gain during our first years of development. The workshop is open to any professional (Occupational therapist, Speech Language Therapist, Physical Therapist, Music Therapist, Teacher, Psychologist, etc) that is working with children struggling with developmental delay. It is a methodology of understanding the child’s behavior in the light of developmental milestones and individual differences while embracing play as the “work” of the child. This workshop is a pre-requisite for entering the full certification process and forms the foundation of the core principles of the model.

Dates:12 and 13 Jun 2019 (Wed and Thu)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Maude Le Roux of A Total Approach

Maude is an Occupational Therapist with several years of field and supervisory experience in a variety of therapy fields. She started her career in the field of psychiatric conditions and transitioned over the years to develop a multi-modal practice in pediatrics. She started A Total Approach in 2002 and since then have become an international trainer in different areas of work. She has been appointed as one of the international training team leaders in the DIR / Floortime Certificate process, as well as Tomatis Sound Therapy and Interactive Metronome. Maude has completed the Master Class in Attachment Focused Psychotherapy and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy through Dr. Art Becker Weidman and has also completed the 5-day introduction course of Dr. Daniel Hughes. She also serves on the board of ATTACH for the next 3 years. She designs her own live courses with regards to emotional processing and executive functioning. Maude works with a team of occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and physical therapists in her practice. She is well known for her experience and work with children who carry a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum, Attachment, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Dyslexia/ Learning Disabilities. Maude is a mentor to many therapists, including OT and DIR professionals internationally. She has presented at conferences in a variety of settings across the US and also internationally. She has co-authored the book, The Listening Journey, with Francoise Nicoloff, and her second book, Our Greatest Allies.

Course Outline

Day 1:

  1. History and Theories of Emotional Processing
  2. Overview of the DIR Model
  3. Level 1: Regulation
  4. Level 2: Intimacy and Engagement
  5. Level 3: Two Way Communication
  6. Level 4: Pretend Play
  7. Level 5: Symbolic Thinking

Day 2:

  1. Level 6: Logical Thinking
  2. Individual Differences (Sensory Systems+)
  3. The Importance of Relationship
  4. Floortime Strategies
  5. Next steps in the DIR Training Process
  6. Q and A
Course Objectives

Participants will be able to :

  1. To understand the intricacies of the DIR Model
  2. in each developmental step
  3. To understand the Affect Diathesis Hypothesis of Dr. Stanley Greenspan
  4. To gain visual representation of what it would look like on each level.
  5. To discuss practical techniques that could be applied the very next day after the course
  6. To understand human development with a fuller perspective of emotional growth
Who Can Benefit?

Occupational therapist, Speech Language Therapist, Physical Therapist, Music Therapist, Teacher, Psychologist, MD, Social Workers, Play Therapists, Parents

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
15 Mar 2019 700
Normal Till Full 750