26 2016

The DIRFloortime Model - Special Needs Workshop

6:15PM - 8:30PM  

Contact Lilach Koch
718-646-1444 ext 406

DIRFloortime®, also known as the Greenspan approach, has become more and more popular as a successful treatment approach of working with children with the Autistic Spectrum Disorders, sensory disregulation, language and processing delays, inattention and behavioral problems. DIRFloortime®  is a dynamic, child driven, developmentally based model that takes into account normal functional emotional development and approaches development of language, cognition and motor skills in a comprehensive and fun way. Model incorporates biologically based individual differences, child’s functional developmental capacities and familial, cultural and community systems as they influence the child. There is a strong research based evidence that proves the effectiveness of this approach.


Participants will learn to:

Identify common features of autism and other challenges of relating and communicating

Identify the key features of relationship-based approaches

Explore 6 Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities (FEDCs) in the DIR® model and potential challenges that children face at each capacity

Understand the "I" in DIR - individual differences and how health, sensory processing, and regulatory challenges can impact a child's development

Discuss key principles and basic strategies of Floortime

Understand the role of relationship and family in the DIRFloortime® model

Understand the essential role of affect as it is related to the D, the I, and the R



About the Presenter:

Galina Itskovich, LCSW-R is a child and family psychotherapist practicing in Brooklyn, New York, and Expert ICDLTraining Leader. She has postgraduate specialization in Family Therapy and DIRFloortime and has 17 yearsof experience in Early Intervention. She provides individual and family therapy and small groups with parents and children. She teaches and presents on the topic nationally and internationally. Guest of radio shows on WPAT, Ethnic American Broadcasting Company, Davidson Radio, interviews for “The New York Times” (“ NYT Neediest Cases” featured a case of the autistic child- 2001), “Psychologies.ru” (2015)