The Profectum Immersion Experience: DIR® Model Assessment & Intervention

A 2-Day, In-person Intensive Training, Learning and Networking Event for Clinicians, Educators, Paraprofessionals and Parents/Caregivers

We invite you to join us March 14-15, 2020 at the Villa Esperanza School in Pasadena, California for The Profectum DIR® Model Immersion Experience, an intensive, in-person training opportunity for clinicians, educators, paraprofessionals and parents desiring to advance their DIR® Model Assessment and Intervention abilities through video case-based discussions. Guided by the stellar Profectum Faculty, this “Immersion” experience will allow you to delve into the DIR® Model by working together in small groups supported by fellow professionals or parents. You will hone your skills of observation and problem solving through multidisciplinary lenses about children with developmental challenges. 

The experience you gain will be able to be applied immediately as you work with individuals of all ages and families in your own setting! You are sure to come away with new easy to use tools, interactive strategies, insights, and inspiration! We are here to make this an exciting, enjoyable and enriching experience for YOU and can’t wait to work and think together!

The Faculty and Directors of Profectum Foundation

Who should attend?

  • Clinicians, Educators and Paraprofessionals of all disciplines concerned with assessment and intervention for individuals with developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), learning and emotional challenges.
  • Parents and Caregivers of children with ASD, SPD and other developmental challenges that alter relating and communicating. Your children can be of any age and exhibit any developmental profile.
  • Anyone concerned with the development of individuals with challenges in relating, communicating, learning, making transitions, and developing competencies for independent living.

Why attend the The Profectum Immersion Experience?

As a result of this training you will be able to:

Apply your knowledge and range of experience with the multidisciplinary DIR® Model through individualized video/case-based learning in small group settings facilitated by expert Profectum Faculty

→ Demonstrate your DIR® Model observation and analysis skills

→  Create Developmental Profiles that identify each child’s functional emotional developmental capacities and Individual sensory and motor differences that guide intervention priorities tailored to each child’s individual strengths and challenges

→ Assess the complexity of challenges (medical, emotional, social) children experience over time

→ Practice interactive strategies for encouraging social-emotional development

→ Reflect on child, family, and treatment approaches to make an informed and thoughtful assessment and intervention decisions over time


Early Morning Dip

The DIR® Model Multidisciplinary Developmental Profile: Assessment the “Springboard” to Intervention Planning

Mona Delahooke, PhD

DIR® Model Intervention: Developmental Pathways to Progress

Serena Wieder, PhD


The Deep Dive

Track 1-2-3 Small-Group Sessions

Track 1 is for Beginner and Emerging Clinicians, Educators and Paraprofessionals

Christie Virtue-Herman, PhD
Track 1 Coordinator

Track 2  is for Intermediate and Advanced Clinicians and Educators

Michele Ricamato, MA, CCC-SLP
Track 2 Coordinator

Track 3 is for Parents and Caregivers

Cindy Harrison, MScReg, CASLPO
Track 3 Coordinator

Carrie Alvarado, PhD, OTR; Marilee Burgeson, MA, CCC-SLP; Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP; Linda Cervenka, MA, CCC-SLP; Tyler Choate, MS, CCC-SLP; Mona Delahooke, PhD; Joshua D. Feder, MD; Caroline Ferguson-Walsh, MS-LP(C), CCC-SLP; Gilbert M. Foley, EdD; Sima Gerber, PhD, CCC-SLP; John Gillies, LCSW, MS Ed; Steve Glazier, MA; Cindy Harrison, MScReg, CASLPO; Michele Havens, Ed D; Pat Marquart, MFT; Kristen McNally, MS, OTR/L; Monica G. Osgood; Beth Osten, MS, OTR/L;  Michele Ricamato, MA, CCC-SLP; Ricki Robinson, MD, MPH; Stacy Sue Rosello, MA, OTR/L; Ruby Salazar, LCSW, BCD; Diane Selinger, PhD; Sue Smith-Foley, OTD, MPA, OTR/L; Traci Swink, MD; Christie Virtue, PhD; Jeanne White, MFT; Rosemary White, OTR/L; Serena Wieder, PhD


Afternoon Laps

A Family Affair: A Two-Part Case Study Showing the Implementation of the DIR® Model with a Child Showing Early Signs of Autism and the Implications for Parenting as Their Family Grows

Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP

Beth Osten, MS, OTR/L

Diane Selinger, PhD

Profectum Immersion Experience: DIR® Model Assessment & Intervention Program Overview

The DIR® Model, co-created by Profectum’s Clinical Director, Serena Wieder, PhD, provides a systematic, comprehensive assessment and intervention approach that facilitates our understanding of children and their families/caregivers by observing and identifying a child’s unique profile and intervention needs. Its framework includes the child’s:

D-Functional Emotional Developmental Levels (FEDLs)
IIndividual Differences in sensory reactivity, processing, and motor planning
RRelationships and interactions with caregivers, family members, and others

The Profectum Immersion Experience includes plenary presentations (Early Morning Dip) and model case discussions (Afternoon Laps) which will give participants the opportunity to experience a variety of clinical presentations featuring both typical children and those with a wide range of strengths and challenges. The focus on the DIR® Model will emphasize delineating a child’s “D” and “I” to provide the basis for tailoring interactive strategies (“R”).

Small-group sessions (The Deep Dive and Cool Down) will be facilitated by Profectum faculty and trainers and will  include multidisciplinary clinicians, educators, and parents to provide robust discussion and reflection that enhance your learning of the DIR® Model.

Below is a Program Overview outlining the flow and content over the 2 days.


Early Morning Dip

Start each day meeting as a whole group to attend the morning plenary session.

The DIR® Model Multidisciplinary Developmental Profile: Assessment the “Springboard” to Intervention Planning – Day 1
Mona Delahooke, PhD

Dr. Delahooke will provide an overview of the DIR® approach emphasizing how the comprehensive nature of the assessment paves the way for an integrated multidisciplinary intervention plan to support each child’s unique developmental trajectory.  This presentation will review the fundamental concepts of the “D”, “I” and “R”. When we understand that the assessment begins the intervention, we find that our focus is both on the child (individual differences) and the relationship simultaneously, which can be tricky, but is essential to a child’s (and parent’s) development. Dr. Delahooke will illustrate the strength of the DIR® Model approach through video clips that illustrate the power of safety in relationships as a foundational principle underlying development.

DIR® Model Intervention: Developmental Pathways to Progress – Day 2
Serena Wieder, PhD

Every child’s life begins with relationships, an anchor for safety, security and emotional well being throughout life.  Relationships are, of course, also the pivotal force in development for children with autism and other special needs. So, just what does DIR’s relationship based intervention mean? How do we integrate it into our comprehensive intervention model? Why do we define developmental capacities as “functional emotional”? And, just how do these influence organizing interventions to meet the individual differences and goals of children and families?  Where to go, what to do, how much to do, finding the right providers, and evaluating progress challenges both parents and providers where uncertainty coexists with hope and determination. Our therapeutic process empowers parents (the family) to promote their child’s development through floor time play and day to day interactions beyond what has been thought attainable. Our therapists and educators engage in reflective practice as they partner with parents on their developmental journey. This introduction will set the stage for understanding DIR ® Model intervention today.


The Deep Dive

After the morning group plenary sessions, you will break out into small-group sessions organized in Tracks. For details, click on the Track Curriculum menu items to the right to learn more about each Track and to decide which Track is for you!

Track 1 for Beginner and Emerging Clinicians, Educators and Paraprofessionals

The Profectum Immersion Track 1 “Deep Dive” will explore the foundational understanding and practical application of the DIR Model® specifically designed for those who are either new, beginning or somewhat experienced with the DIR® Model approach in their own setting.

Christie Virtue-Herman, PhD, Track 1 Coordinator

Track 2 for Intermediate and Advanced Clinicians and Educators

The Profectum Immersion Track 2  “Deep Dive” will be a comprehensive exploration into the DIR® Model with emphasis on the broad application of assessment tools and interactive strategies that apply to complex social, emotional, medical and family concerns that may develop for a child and his or her family across the lifespan.  Track 2 is designed for those with moderate to advanced DIR® Model understanding and experience in their own clinical or school setting.

Michele Ricamato, MA, CCC-SLP, Track 2 Coordinator

Track 3 for Parents and Caregivers

The Profectum Immersion Track 3 “Deep Dive” is a unique opportunity for parents and other caregivers to immerse themselves deeply into The DIR® Model interactive strategies as illustrated in the Profectum Parent Toolbox (PPT.)  Parents will have the opportunity to learn more about their own child’s unique developmental profile and how to apply specific strategies tailored to their own child’s individual sensory and motor needs that will boost relationship based interactions with parents, caregivers, family and peers.

Cindy Harrison, MScReg CASLPO, Track 3 Coordinator


Afternoon Laps

Come back together as a whole group to attend the DIR® Model Case Presentation Showcasing the Multidisciplinary DIR® Model Assessment and Intervention

A Family Affair: A Two-Part Case Study Showing the Implementation of the DIR® Model with a Child Showing Early Signs of Autism and the Implications for Parenting as their Family Grows

Day 1 – DIR® Model Case Multidisciplinary DIR® Model Assessment

Finding Connection: A Rocky Start to Parenting: How the DIR® Model guided the initial evaluation and early treatment of a fussy baby at risk for Autism.

Day 2 – DIR® Model Case Multidisciplinary DIR® Model Longitudinal Intervention

Emerging Hope: As the treatment progresses the family begins to relax into a new and hopeful parenting experience despite ongoing monitoring for Autism.

Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP; Beth Osten, MS, OTR/L; Diane Selinger, PhD


Cool Down

End the day in your small-group sessions where you will have time for reflection, integration, and recap – key principles of the DIR® Model.

Which Track is For You?

TRACK 1 – Beginner and Emerging Clinicians, Educators and Paraprofessionals

Foundational understanding and practical application of the DIR® Model

Attendees in the Profectum Foundation Track 1 Immersion will be grouped based on their experience using the DIR® Model in their clinical/educational settings. Experience range may be from none to moderate.  You will have the opportunity to share your experience with Profectum faculty prior to the conference through a questionnaire that will assure your placement in a similarly experienced group where you will gain the most from the Immersion Experience. Click on the Track 1 menu item to the right to view the curriculum.

Track 1 is for clinicians, educators and paraprofessionals who …  

  • may be new to DIR®
  • have previously attended DIR® Model workshops and conferences
  • have experience integrating the DIR® Model into a school setting as an administrator, educator or paraprofessional, 1:1 or classroom aide
  • have experience using the DIR® Model with a few children (1-3) in clinical practice
  • have used the Profectum Parent Toolbox (PPT) and implemented PPT strategies working with children

TRACK 2 – Intermediate and Advanced Clinicians and Educators

A deeper and more comprehensive understanding and practical application of the DIR® Model.

Attendees in the Profectum Foundation Track 2 Immersion will already have experience using the DIR® Model in their own clinical setting. You are comfortable implementing the content of Track 1 (click on the Track 1 menu item to the right to view the curriculum) and have applied the DIR® Model approach with several children and gained insight into the various challenges that might arise for children and their families over time. Groups will be assembled by Profectum faculty based on the following levels of experience. Click on the Track 2 menu item to the right to view the curriculum.

Track 2 is for clinicians and educators who …

  • have previously attended DIR® Model workshops and conferences
  • have applied the DIR® Model clinically with more than 4 clients over time
  • may have experience working with the DIR® Model on multi-disciplinary teams
  • may have already completed some of Profectum’s online courses (CL1, CL2) or other comparable DIR® Model training

TRACK 3 – Parents / Primary Caregivers

The Profectum Foundation Track 3 Immersion is a unique opportunity for parents and other caregivers to immerse themselves deeply into The DIR® Model interactive strategies as illustrated in the Profectum Parent Toolbox (PPT.) This track is exclusively for primary caregivers and you will have the opportunity to learn from and connect with other primary caregivers who care for children with special needs. The Parent/Caregiver track will be facilitated by a team of Profectum faculty and senior therapists who represent a range of professions (speech language pathology, occupational therapy, medicine, mental health, education etc.) Click on the Track 3 menu item to the right to view the curriculum.

Having trouble deciding?

Don’t worry, once you register, a questionnaire will help us to determine the most effective placement for you.

Track 1 for Beginner and Emerging Clinicians, Educators and Paraprofessionals

Day 1

Profectum Immersion Experience: DIR® Model Emphasis on Assessment using the “D” and the “I

Focus will be on foundational DIR® Model concepts and the functional developmental emotional levels (“D”) of typical children, and identifying sensory-motor differences (“I”) that impact on engagement, relating, and communicating through multiple videos of children of different ages and abilities and their caregivers.

During this day-long “Immersion Experience,” we will first explore typical childhood development through the Developmental Individual-Difference Relationship-Based Model lens and observe and reflect on the six foundational building blocks of social-emotional development (the “D”) using a variety of video vignettes of children and their caregivers. Key concepts of emotional development such as Shared Attention, Regulation, Affect (emotional expression), and Engagement will be emphasized. As we view and discuss videos of children and their caregivers, you will have the opportunity to observe and identify key elements of affective communication such as “Circles” of communication, “Following a child’s lead”, promoting a “continuous flow” of interactions, and shared (non-verbal and verbal) problem-solving.

Continuing our DIR® Model Assessment Immersion, we will practice using our observational abilities to understand and assess individual differences that in some children may derail development – using clinical case videos of children with a broad range of developmental profiles and individual differences and their caregivers. These varied video vignettes of children will hone your observational skills and stimulate robust group discussion, and problem-solving.

You will have the opportunity to document your observations using checklists and worksheets to identify and assess a child’s functional developmental capacities as well as the sensory differences, preferences and challenges affecting  relationships and learning. These observational materials will be available online for you to be able to use immediately in your own clinical, educational, or home settings.

As a result of Day 1 small group learning immersion, participants will be able to:

  • describe and identify the first six functional emotional developmental capacities that promote each child’s relating, communicating, thinking and creativity.
  • analyze videos of children and their caregivers identifying the key elements of affective communication.
  • compile  and assess a child’s primary individual differences affecting developmental progress.
  • document individual differences using a systematic checklist for sensory and motor strengths and challenges that affect relationships and learning.

Day 2

Profectum Immersion Experience: DIR® Model Emphasis on Intervention (the “R”)

Focus will be on connecting assessment of the child’s developmental level and individual differences to create an individual profile for the child, and will introduce practical take-home strategies to strengthen engagement, deepen, and expand interactions with the child.

This morning, as we begin our DIR® Model Intervention Immersion we will connect practical, interactive, relationship-based strategies for therapists and caregivers to observations of the child’s individual differences (e.g., sensory response patterns, linking movement to ideas, communication). You will have an opportunity to develop a unique “Profile” of functional developmental levels (the “D”) and sensory and motor individual differences (the “I) for each child  as you analyze video-based clinical vignettes from a wide variety of children with differing profiles of sensory response patterns, motor planning and sequencing abilities, and differing interactive strengths and challenges.

During the afternoon we will explore a wide menu of strategies to prepare, connect, strengthen, support and expand social-emotional interactions with a child  (the “R) and his/her parent/caregiver, tailored specifically to the child’s Developmental Profile strengths and challenges. We will be focused on specific relationship-based strategies using videos of children and their caregivers to model interactions such as:

  • “Going for the Gleam”
  • Nurturing intent
  • Building and expanding “circles of communication”
  • Persistence
  • Tailoring interactions to individual differences
  • Matching rhythm and timing
  • Problem-solving
  • Nurturing ideas

As a result of this small group learning experience, participants will be able to:

  • describe and discuss how individual differences may affect and challenge the child’s interactions with caregivers, experiences, and learning.
  • create actual clinical profiles of several children, integrating functional emotional capacities and individual sensory-motor differences, through observation of videos using children of differing ages and developmental abilities.
  • identify and discuss how the child’s individual clinical profile guides decisions and treatment strategies to strengthen the child-caregiver social-emotional interactions.
  • describe specific practical strategies that prepare, connect, strengthen, support and expand the social-emotional interactions with a child.

Track 2 is for Intermediate and Advanced Clinicians and Educators

Day 1

Profectum Immersion Experience: DIR® Model Emphasis on Assessment using the “D” and the “I

Focus will include a deeper dive into the comprehensive DIR® Model assessment emphasizing a child’s individual differences that become barriers to progress in advancing up the developmental ladder as well as more complex discussions promoting multidisciplinary analysis and thinking.

Track 2 is designed to deepen and expand your own clinical problem-solving skills through exposure to a wide variety of children with very different Developmental Profiles and widen your use of the DIR® Model to consider the more complex issues that arise in the course of developmental growth and the particular barriers to progress. You will come away with a greater understanding and practical application of the comprehensive DIR® Model using in-depth video analysis of case-based presentations of children with developmental delays, learning challenges and social and emotional deficits.

Throughout Day 1 you will have an opportunity to take a more advanced look at the DIR® Model assessment using real clinical presentations including case histories and video vignettes with children of various ages, varying Individual Profiles and Functional Emotional Developmental Levels (FEDLs) as well as other complex comorbidities (e.g. medical, social and emotional). During small group sessions, you will work as a multidisciplinary team as you consider each of the cases you review. This assessment approach can be applied to address and organize your observations and insights for some of the more complex clinical issues in the children you work with. You will also come away with systemized checklists and strategies that can immediately be used to guide your therapeutic interactions in home, school and clinic settings.

The Day 1 Track 2 Assessment curriculum discussion will include:

  • a deeper dive into the complex Individual Differences of children that become barriers to progress in advancing up the developmental ladder (e.g. motor planning and sequencing challenges, visual-spatial processing delays, co-morbid mental health and medical challenges, etc.)
  • a thorough analysis of each child’s Functional Emotional Developmental Levels (levels 1-9 if appropriate) focusing on the developmental constrictions that impede a child’s progress and using this to anticipate what is needed to support future growth and development.
  • consideration of each child’s “Developmental Profile” with emphasis on strengths and challenges.
  • small group discussions and critical thinking about children and their challenges (medical, environmental and emotional) across a range of developmental profiles.
  • a more comprehensive look at the role of parents and caregivers in the assessment process as well as a focus on siblings and family as a whole.

As a result of this Day 1 small group learning immersion, participants will be able to:

  • define the critical interdisciplinary components of a DIR-FCD approach through the lens of assessment.
  • describe each child’s  functional emotional developmental levels, individual differences, and relationship with their caregiver ( = The “Developmental Profile”) as demonstrated through video case-based analysis and example materials provided.
  • apply principles and strategies to integrate developmental models of assessment into school, home and clinic settings using the  “Developmental Profile” for each child as a guide.

Day 2

Profectum Immersion Experience: DIR® Model Emphasis on Intervention (the “R”)

Explore a more comprehensive understanding and practical application of the DIR® Model from a multi-disciplinary lens, and take a deeper dive into a broad base of individualized intervention strategies that address complex challenges facing children with developmental challenges and those who support and work with them.

Profectum Immersion Experience Day 2 focuses our learning on the DIR® Model Intervention approach. The small group breakout session discussion will emphasize how a child’s “Developmental Profile” as produced on Day 1 provides a roadmap for intervention planning tailored to the individual needs of the child and his caregivers and also allows for adaptation as needed over time.  For Track 2 intervention emphasis will not only explore more advanced  strategies used to boost relating and communicating but also those required to address more complex issues identified through the assessment process and follow up.

The Day 2 Track 2 Intervention curriculum discussion will include:

  • a range of video case-based presentations that give participants exposure to some of the complex issues that impede developmental progress. This includes, but is not limited to, the following, if applicable to the case being presented:
    • review of interactive strategies that prepare, connect, strengthen, support and expand social emotional interactions with the child.
    • strategies to work though the “glitches” in play and interactions.
    • strategies to help a child move from functional play to symbolic thinking.
    • using relationship-based strategies with children with severe challenges in motor planning and sequencing.
    • strategies to overcome comprehension gaps (“hitting the comprehension wall”.)
    • engaging parents/caregivers in supporting and expanding social-emotional experiences with peers, family for each child.
    • strategies that bring the DIR® Model intervention into diverse settings.
    • strategies to address co-morbidity in children ( medical, emotional, social).
    • using behavior as communication.
    • strategies to promote security and safety for the child and family.
    • a more comprehensive look at the role of parents and caregivers in the treatment process as well as a focus on siblings and family as a whole.
    • reflective practice in intervention.

As a result of this Day 2 small group learning immersion, participants will be able to:

  • design a multidisciplinary intervention plan based on a child’s “Developmental Profile”.
  • describe the relationship of each child and caregiver and the impact on progress in intervention as demonstrated through video case-based analysis.
  • apply principles and strategies to integrate developmental models of intervention into school, home and clinic settings.

Track 3 is for Parents and Caregivers

Day 1

Profectum Immersion Experience: DIR® Model Emphasis on the Profectum Parent Toolbox (PPT)

Explore your own child’s ability to engage and interact in meaningful experiences and his/her sensory and motor differences that may influence these interactions.  You will have the opportunity to learn and practice specific strategies tailored to your own child’s needs.

Learn how to engage, play and interact with your child! The Parent/Caregiver Track is a unique opportunity for parents and other caregivers to immerse themselves deeply into the DIR® Model interactive strategies as illustrated in the Profectum Parent Toolbox (PPT). This track is exclusively for primary caregivers and you will have the opportunity to learn from and connect with other primary caregivers who care for children with special needs. The Parent/Caregiver track will be facilitated by a team of Profectum faculty and senior therapists who represent a range of professions (speech language pathology, occupational therapy, medicine, mental health, education etc.)

You will be grouped into small breakout sessions based on the age of your child(ren) and your experience with the DIR® Model approach (no experience is necessary) to maximize your learning opportunities.  Sessions will be tailored to the needs of your child and provide support using video materials from the PPT.  Each parent/caregiver group will emphasize:

  • how to become your child’s best play partner focusing on promoting positive, joyful and meaningful relationships with your child.
  • understanding your child’s individual sensory and motor differences that impact his/her emotional interactions and development.
  • learning interactive strategies to help you engage and interact with your child tailored to your child’s sensory and motor and emotional needs in order to optimize his/her developmental potential/outcomes.
  • immersing yourself in a learning experience that is jargon free and uses discussion, video examples and role play to allow you to see how to incorporate these strategies into your daily life.

Your Day 1 small group sessions will focus on the following the DIR® Model interactive Strategies (based on Step 1 and 2 of the PPT) that will boost your child’s attention, engagement and back and forth circles of interaction by tailoring to individual differences of each child.  These strategies include learning how to follow your child’s interests, find the right position to best interact, match his/her rhythm and timing, go for the “gleam” and persist through challenging situations.

As a result of this small group learning immersion, participants will be able to:

  • describe ways to prepare, connect, strengthen social emotional interactions with their  child.
  • apply Profectum DIR® Model strategies with their own child to enjoy enhanced interactions, focused on relating and communicating.

Day 2

Profectum Immersion Experience: DIR® Model Emphasis on Intervention (the “R”)

You will continue to learn and practice strategies tailored to each of your child’s individual sensory-motor and emotional needs. The focus will be on specific goals and strategies to support those goals that will boost relationship-based interactions and experiences with your child across settings and throughout the day.

Your Day 2 small group sessions will focus on continuing practice with Day 1 DIR® Model Interactive Strategies that will boost your child’s attention, engagement and back and forth circles of interaction.  In addition on Day 2 you will be adding the following strategies to support and expand your social emotional interactions with your child. These include ways to:

  • enhance your child’s communication (gestural and verbal.)
  • encourage your child to be purposeful.
  • tap into your emotional expression and respond to your child’s ideas.
  • nurture your child’s ideas, problem solving and creativity.

As a result of this small group learning immersion, participants will be able to:

  • describe ways to prepare, connect, strengthen, support and expand social emotional interactions with your child.
  • apply Profectum’s Parent Toolbox strategies with your own child to enjoy enhanced interactions, relating and communicating.

Registration Information

Registration Type Early Bird
Extended 1/31/20
Member* Non-Member Group of 3+
Saturday & Sunday $359.00 $345.00 $395.00 $359.00
Saturday Only ** NA $225.00 $250.00 $239.00
CE Fee $35 $35 $35 $35

*Profectum Professional and Parent Members must have a current, yearly membership to qualify for this rate.

Register for the Conference and receive a 1-Time Membership Discount of $30

  • Professional Membership for $180 less $30 is $150
  • Parent/Family Membership for $120 less $30 is $90
  • Premier Membership for $600 less $30 is $570

Total Savings on a Conference Registration and Membership is $80

** This training was designed for 2-days. It is highly recommended that you attend both days to get the full benefit of the program.  If you can only attend on Saturday, please contact emily.mohr@profectum.org or beth.arena@profectum.org for more information.

Discounts cannot be bundled.

Discounts do not apply to CE fees.

 


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Registration and Cancellation Policy
Registrations and payments must be received no later than Thursday, February 27, 2020. Confirmations and receipts are furnished by email. Any registration received after Thursday, February 27, 2020 will be considered, providing space is available.

We DO NOT invoice for our events. All attendees or groups must have a paid registration prior to the event.

Written cancellation or change notifications must be received no later than Thursday, February 27, 2020 via email to emily.mohr@profectum.org. A cancellation/change processing fee of $25 will be charged.

After Thursday, February 27, 2020, no refunds or credit for future events will be given. Substitute attendees are welcome but we must be notified with their name and contact information. Please understand that if you do not attend you are still liable for full payment.

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled, you will be notified immediately via email and a credit will be issued toward a rescheduled conference, or the entire submitted registration fee will be refunded without further liability on the part of the organizer.

Additional Registration Information
Registration opens at 7:30 am. Please check-in at the registration desk to receive your name badge and day of schedule. Sessions will start promptly at 8:15 am.

Printed presentation handouts will NOT be provided. Presentation handouts will be available on our website approximately 1-week prior to the conference for you to download and/or print if desired.

As you prepare to attend this conference, remember that meeting room climates vary, so we recommend that you wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort. As a consideration to all participants, we ask that you turn all cellular phones and pagers to a non-audible mode during the presentations. Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

More detailed information will be emailed to you closer to the date of the conference.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities & Special Needs Request
If you require ADA accommodations or have a special needs request, please email emily.mohr@profectum.org at least 1-week prior to the conference date so that arrangements can be made.

Day 1  – Saturday, March 14th

7:30-8:15 – Registration

8:15-8:30 – Welcome with Ricki Robinson, MD, MPH

8:30-9:30 – Early Morning Dip

The DIR® Model Multidisciplinary Developmental Profile: Assessment the “Springboard” to Intervention Planning with Mona Delahooke, PhD

9:30-12:00 – The Deep Dive

Track 1-2-3 Small-Group Sessions

12:00-1:00 – Lunch Provided

1:00-3:30 – The Deep Dive continued …

3:30-4:30 – Afternoon Laps

Model Case Showcasing Multidisciplinary DIR Model Assessment with Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP; Beth Osten, MS, OTR/L; Diane Selinger, PhD

4:30-5:00 – Cool Down


Day 2 – Sunday, March 15th

7:30-8:15 – Registration

8:15-8:30 – Welcome with Ricki Robinson, MD, MPD

8:30-9:30 – Early Morning Dip

DIR® Model Intervention: Developmental Pathways to Progress with Serena Wieder, PhD

9:30-12:00 – The Deep Dive

Track 1-2-3 Small-Group Sessions

12:00-1:00 – Lunch Provided

1:00-3:30 – The Deep Dive continued …

3:30-4:30 – Afternoon Laps

Model Case Showcasing Multidisciplinary DIR® Model Intervention with Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP; Beth Osten, MS, OTR/L; Diane Selinger, PhD

4:30-5:00 – Cool Down

Profectum Immersion Experience Deep Dive Faculty

Carrie Alvarado, PhD, OTR  [ bio ]

Marilee Burgeson, MA, CCC-SLP [ bio ]

Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP [ bio ]

Linda Cervenka, MA, CCC-SLP [ bio ]

Tyler Choate, MS, CCC-SLP [ bio ]

Mona Delahooke, PhD [ bio ]

Joshua D. Feder, MD [ bio ]

Caroline Ferguson-Walsh, MS-LP(C), CCC-SLP [ bio ]

Gilbert M. Foley, EdD [ bio ]

Sima Gerber, PhD, CCC-SLP [ bio ]

John Gillies, LCSW, MS Ed [ bio ]

Steve Glazier, MA [ bio ]

Cindy Harrison, MScReg, CASLPO [ bio ]

Michele Havens, EdD [ bio ]

Liza Kali, MSHS, BS, OTR [ bio ]

Mady Kaplan, LCSW [ bio ]

Pat Marquart, MFT [ bio ]

Kristen McNally, MS, OTR/L [ bio ]

Monica G. Osgood, [ bio ]

Beth Osten, MS, OTR/L [ bio ]

Michele Ricamato, MA, CCC-SLP [ bio ]

Ricki Robinson, MD, MPH [ bio ]

Stacy Rosello, MA, OTR/L [ bio ]

Ruby Salazar, LCSW, BCD [ bio ]

Diane Selinger, PhD [ bio ]

Sue Smith-Foley, OTD, MPA, OTR/L [ bio ]

Traci Swink, MD [ bio ]

Christie Virtue, PhD [ bio ]

Jeanne White, MFT [ bio ]

Rosemary White, OTR/L [ bio ]

Serena Wieder, PhD [ bio ]

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Continuing Education
A general certificate of attendance will be issued to all conference participants via email for each day of attendance.  Specific approved continuing education boards certificates of attendance will be sent to participants who are registered and complete the course requirements for continuing education credits. The certificate will note the number of instructional hours for the day in attendance.

Registration opens at 7:30 am. Check-in at the CE registration desk to receive your name badge and day of schedule. Sessions will start promptly at 8:15 am.


Course Completion Requirements
For those learners that have signed up for Continuing Education credit, providers require that you sign in and out at intervals during the day, and submit an evaluation format the end of the day. Please visit the CE registration desk upon arrival. Please find your discipline below and read the requirements.

Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Marriage Family Therapists, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, Licensed Education Psychologists
This Conference is being reviewed for Continuing Education credits. Please check back for more updated information.  Learners must attend the entire Conference day to receive credit, no partial credit can be issued.

Occupational Therapists/Occupational Therapy Assistants
This Conference is being reviewed for AOTA Continuing Education credits. Please check back for more updated information. For presentations that are CE approved, learners must attend the presentation for the full scheduled time and sign the attendance sheets. Credit will be awarded for those CE approved presentations that were attended fully.


Contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements. Download and save the Conference Brochure and keep your certificate of attendance.

Visit the Registration tab for our Cancellation Policy.

Accommodations

Hilton Pasadena
$179/night + fees

168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Reservation Cut-off Date is February 14th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Click for Link to Courtesy Block to make online reservations

Courtesy Hotel Shuttle to Villa Esperanza Services Available

Other Nearby Hotels

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
303 Cordova St,
Pasadena, CA 91101

Website Link

The Westin Pasadena
191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Website Link

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Pasadena
1599 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

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LOCATED AT:
Villa Esperanza Services
2116 East Villa Street
Pasadena, CA 91107

PARKING:
On street parking in the area surrounding the campus. Carpooling recommended.

Conference Handouts will be made available to attendees 1 week prior to the Conference.  This is a password protected page available to conference attendees only.  Please check you email for the announcement that contains the password

Thank You to Our Conference Co-sponsor

Villa Esperanza Services serves intellectually/developmentally disabled individuals in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Villa is a unique service provider, offering individualized programs and a continuum of care over the course of a lifetime. We change lives–from teaching a child with autism how to say “hello;” to giving an adult with Down syndrome the skills to earn a paycheck and the pride of having a job; to providing an intellectually disabled senior the opportunity to give back to the community through volunteering and helping others.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

DIR® Model is an acronym describing the Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship model. DIR® is a registered trademark of ICDL in the USA.