What is ICDL?
The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting each person’s development to their fullest potential. Through the genius and leadership of Dr. Stanley Greenspan, ICDL was formed over 20 years ago to be the official home of DIR® and DIRFloortime®. DIRFloortime is recognized as the next generation of evidence-based intervention for autism and other developmental challenges.
What is DIRFloortime?
DIRFloortime (also known as Floortime) is an intervention that is used to promote an individual’s development through a respectful, playful, joyful, and engaging process. It uses the power of relationships and human connections to promote engagement, communication, positive behaviors, and thinking. It is based on the DIR® model that was developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and his colleagues. It is used around the world by teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, mental health professionals, parents, and many others that care for individuals with developmental challenges or other related needs. It is an evidence-based approach to promoting human development that is used with children, young adults, and even adults…especially those on the autism spectrum