Presenters: Monica G. Osgood; Laura Baldwin; Debra Castelluccio; Oylema Lewis; Amy Keveanos; Lisa Silva
The NEW DIR-FCD Goal Bank provides IEP goals in a scope and sequence based on Dr. Greenspan’s and Dr. Wieder’s Functional Emotional Developmental Levels (FEDL’s). This plenary will provide the framework for using the goal bank including how to choose goals, use goals and data sheets to guide staff and parent interactions and track progress. Although the Goal Bank provides goals in a developmental sequence throughout the FEDL’s, the Profectum Foundation FCD principles and strategies, included at each developmental level within the Goal Bank, provide a comprehensive guide to maximizing progress.
This final plenary of the conference will use multiple mini-case presentations from DIR-FCD schools to demonstrate how the structure of the DIR-FCD™ Goal Bank yields consistent developmental gains in all students across a range of ages and socialemotional functioning. Each case will include goals from several developmental levels will illustrating how the (FCD’s) include tailoring the environment, interactions and experiences in a way that fosters the individual’s feelings of Comfort, Competency, Confidence, Control and Communication (5 C’s) as foundational capacities that support each person to maximize his or her development through the Functional, Emotional, Developmental Levels (FEDL’s). The FCD’s are pivotal in developing competencies where movement, motor planning, visual spatial thinking, motor sequences and communication lead to increased availability to, and participation in, the world around them to increase developmental success and independence.