REGISTER NOW for Rebecca School’s 2017 DIR Conference!

We are pleased to announce Rebecca School’s 2017 DIR Conference will be held on April 7th, 2017!

Learning Through Relationships:
How to Bring DIR Floortime Into Your Classrooms and Treatment

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What are the essential components to promote a student’s thinking, relating, and communicating? During this one day conference, participants will understand how Floortime™ and the DIR® model can be used with students across all ages to foster engagement and higher level thinking. Interdisciplinary breakout sessions will target areas such as attunement, sensory processing, communication, and relationships both within the school and at home. Presenters from the Rebecca School will show how following a student’s interest can both build a strong relationship and accomplish discipline specific goals. This conference is open to professionals and parents both new to Floortime™ and experienced practitioners.


Time Session Space
8:00 -9:00 Registration and breakfast 2nd Floor Central Conference Room
9:00-10:15 Keynote – Dr. Gil Tippy, PsyD 2nd Floor Central Conference Room
10:15- 10:30 Coffee and transition to break out sessions
10:30- 12:00 Break out #1- Pick one of the AM sessions

See break out schedule

12:00- 1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00- 2: 30 Break out #1- Pick one of the AM sessions

See break out schedule

2:30- 2:45 Transition back to ballroom for closing remarks

Cookies provided by Café Rebecca

2:45- 3:30 Closing Session: Sam Wilkinson

It Does Work: Reflections on DIR® from a Former Rebecca School Student

2nd Floor Central Conference Room


AM SESSIONS (10:30- 12:00)

Zachary Kandler, MA, MT-BC &

Jonathan Weiss, MA, MT-BC

Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, When I’m….21 2nd Floor Central Conference Room
Marguerite Cohn, MSEd. &

Devorah Zuckerbrod , B.A

To 21 and Beyond!: A Look at How DIR®/Floortime™ Prepares Teenagers and Young Adults for Life After Rebecca School 2nd Floor Conference Room East
Colleen Gabbert, MS OTR/L &

Toni Tortora, MS OTR/L

Individual Differences: An OT Perspective to Support Regulation and Engagement
*101 track session
Basement Level Room #1
ToniAnn Gambella, MS, CCC-SLP/TSSLD Silence at the Disco: A Study of Children with Autism and Cochlear Implants Basement Level Room #2


PM SESSIONS (1:00- 2:30)

Panel discussion moderated by
Joshua Noble, LCSW
DIR®/Floortime™ with Adults: Opportunities and Challenges 2nd Floor Central Conference Room
Samantha Slotnick, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.C.O.V.D. Vision and Success in School 2nd Floor Conference Room East
Dr. Daniel F. Weiser, PsyD,
Rae Leeper, M.A
Michelle Flax
Waiting Is Not Easy: How Can Mental Health Support Symbolic Thinking in and out of the Classroom
*101 track session
Basement Level Room #1
Andy Kleiman

Emily Rozanski, M.A.

Floortiming In Neverland: Using DIR®/Floortime™ to Connect with All Students Basement Level Room #2