December’s Free Webinar: DIRFloor Time with Sandy Doctoroff

Sandi Doctoroff will discuss DIRFloor Time, as part of MaineAEYC’s free monthly webinars live on Dec. 13, 2016 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

sandydoctoroff-11-28-16Sandy Doctoroff has worked in the special education field for over 40 years providing direct services to children and families in varied settings and teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate students. She moved to Maine in 1998 to take a position as a faculty member at the University of Maine and was affiliated with the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies for 16 years. Prior to moving to Maine she was on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno and the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. She received her Ph.D. in Special Education from Vanderbilt University in 1991 after working for a number of years as a Special Education teacher and Early Interventionist in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas.

In 2014 she retired from the University of Maine and started up Play Partners Maine (PPM) an independent private practice specializing in family-centered, relationship-based services for children up to age 12 with developmental and learning challenges that incorporates the DIRFloortime® model and other complementary methods. PPM offers Floortime™ play therapy sessions, coaching and consultation, and facilitated play dates and play groups to help families promote their child’s learning and growth, foster warm and attuned relationships, and address behavioral challenges and other issues that affect day to day life. PPM also offers in-service training, coaching, and consultation services to schools, agencies, and other organizations that provide services to children and families.

Dr. Doctoroff is certified in the DIRFloortime® model as an Expert Provider/Training Leader (the highest level of certification awarded through the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning/ICDL) and teaches courses for ICDL to train other practitioners in the model. In addition to expertise in DIRFloortime® she has knowledge and experience in a variety of areas of practice including social skills interventions, communication/language intervention models, applied behavior analysis, sensory integration, universal design for learning, visual supports, and other methods of supporting learning and adapting home and school environments to meet children’s individual needs. She enjoys spending her leisure time trying out new recipes, reading, dabbling in the arts, going to the movies with friends, and exploring the nooks and crannies of Maine and beyond.

Register Online for this FREE webinar open to MaineAEYC members. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 1 hour.

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