Utilizing DIR® to Understand and Support Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Individuals
Kassie Allison, MOT, OTR/L and Rachel Ottley, OTR/L
6 sessions | 1.5 hours per session | weekly on Tuesdays
Scheduled Dates: 4/11; 4/18; 4/25; 5/2; 5/9; 5/16
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm eastern time
Online via Zoom
The Gifted/2E Masterclass will examine the unique complexities of children and adolescents who are gifted and also possess learning disabilities or neurodevelopmental differences. Lecture, case studies, video reviews and client interviews will encourage individual reflection of the complexities of asynchronous development for Gifted/2E populations through the lens of DIR®. Participants will explore the individual differences contributing to common challenges for the 2E population and identify specific strategies for scaffolding skills within the FEDC. Group discussion will facilitate analysis of the utilization of DIRFloortime® strategies to support 2E clients. This course is designed to support clinical reasoning related to assessment of and clinical intervention for Gifted and 2E children and adolescents within the DIR® framework. While the class will not cover academics or educational programming, educators may benefit from the course in order to better understand and support their Gifted/2E students.
This Master Class will be submitted for review for AOTA Continuing Education credits. Updates will be added once available. There will be an additional fee for those seeking credit