Workshop on addressing developmental challenges in children

A University of Maine workshop, scheduled for July 21-23, will focus on the DIR®/Floortime™ model, which offers a comprehensive framework that allows therapists, parents, and educators to construct an intervention program tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of each child with developmental challenges, including autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

UMaine’s Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies will host the 4th annual workshop.

Psychologist Kathleen Platzman will lead the workshop, along with Mary Beth Stark, a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in social communication disorders in children.   Platzman was a close colleague of the late Stanley Greenspan, who developed the model.

New and continuing participants, including those with prior DIR®/Floortime™ training and experience, are encouraged to attend.

The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies is Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. For more information about the summer workshop, please contact Sandra Doctoroff.

July 7, 2011
Contact: Sandra Doctoroff
(866) 230-4520 (V/TTY)