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Podcast Schedule:

June 21, 2024: Sleep with Colette Ryan

July 5, 2024: FEDC 3 with SLP Naomi Wong and OT Andrea Snyder

July 19, 2024: FEDC 4 with SLP Katie Shepherd and OT Sanette Louwrens

August 2, 2024: Promoting Communication and Inclusive Classrooms Using DIR with SLP ToniAnn Loftus

 

 

Reflective Practice in DIR

Reflective Practice in DIR

Photo by Christina MorilloThis Week's PodcastAndrew Klein is a DIR Expert and Training Leader and a pediatric Occupational Therapist at Emerge Pediatric Therapy in Durham, North Carolina where he has a specialized role in facilitating reflective supervision with his...

If I Need Help

If I Need Help

This Week's GuestFor this podcast, I step outside of the DIR/Floortime world to showcase If I Need Help, a non profit that reunites those who might become lost, disoriented, or need assistance in a critical moment with their families, loved ones, and caregivers using...

Presuming Competence

Presuming Competence

Photo credit: Kat Wilcox This Week's PodcastThis week's podcast features returning guests, Special Educator Jackie Bartell and Speech Language Pathologist Bridget Palmer who are both DIR Experts and coaches in ICDL's DIR Home Program, and who both teach courses at...

Regulating through Trauma

Regulating through Trauma

This Week's GuestDevelopmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR) Expert Training Leader and Clinical Social Worker in Psychotherapy Private Practice, Galina Itskovich, is the Director at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC) Refugee...

All About Praxis: Part 2 of 2

All About Praxis: Part 2 of 2

Photo by Mika Baumeister on UnsplashThis Week's Guests and Part 1 ReviewOccupational Therapist, Joann Fleckenstein, and Licensed Professional Counselor, Mike Fields, both of Individual and Team Therapy Services in Atlanta and Expert Developmental, Individual...

Unpacking ‘Aggression’

Unpacking ‘Aggression’

This Week's GuestReturning guest, DIR Expert Training Leader and Licensed Professional Counsellor, Mike Fields, joins us this week to discuss aggression. We'll cover praxis, regulation and co-regulation, neuroception (i.e., the body scanning the environment for...

The Conversation

The Conversation

This Week's GuestReturning guests, Jackie Bartell, retired special educator, and Colette Ryan, Infant Mental Health Specialist discuss a video conversation presented at a past ICDL Conference where a mother and son have a discussion about the son's differences pre-...

My Autism, My Story

My Autism, My Story

This Week's GuestAutistic Self-Advocate, Turrell Burgess, joins the podcast this week to discuss his experience, his book, What's with the New Kid: My Autism My Story, what led him to the International Council on Development and Learning (ICDL)--the home of...

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