Registration is Open. International Conference on DIR/Floortime®. 22-24 April 2019.

International scientific-practical conference

Innovations in Autism Interventions:

Research and Practice of DIRFloortime®

Moscow, Russia

April 22-24, 2019

Participant registration (only for English-speaking participants)

Conference organizers: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (Russia), Federal Resource Center for Organization of Comprehensive Support to Children with ASD (Russia), Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (USA)

Media partners of the conference: Russian Agency of International Information «RIA Novosti» (“Social Navigator” project), Russian News Agency TASS, Agency for Social Information (ASI),  “Psychological Science and Education” Journal, “Education Herald”, Journal,  “Autism and Developmental Disorders ” Journal, “Teacher’s Newspaper” Publishing House, Psychological-Educational PSYEDU.RU” Electronic  Journal, Russian Psychological Issues

Call for participation. Teachers, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, social workers, tutors, parents and self-advocates are invited to participate in this conference.

Conference objective: sharing of experience using DIRFloortime® model to support children with ASD.

Key topics of the conference:

  1. Understanding ASD from DIRFloortime® prospective
  2. DIRFloortime® as an interdisciplinary model of working with children with ASD that includes fields such as occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, psychology and education.
  3. Specifics of DIRFloortime® model in regards to working with kids with ASD
  4. DIRFloortime® methodology: assessing individual differences of children with ASD.
  5. Types of developmental support for children with ASD within the DIRFloortime® framework.
  6. Types of support of children with behavioral challenges using DIRFloortime® model
  7. DIRFloortime® strategies within individual and small group situations in an educational setting.

The program of the conference is equivalent to DIR 101 course offered by ICDL (USA). For more information on the DIRFloortime® program please visit this page:

Keynote Speakers

Jeffrey Guenzel
MA, LPC, Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning CEO 

Amanda Binns
MS, SLP, Expert Training Leader DIRFloortime Certificate, Speech & Language Matters

Galina Itskovich
LCSW, PC, Clinical Consultant, Expert Training Leader DIRFloortime Certificate
  Ekaterina Sidor
MA, ICDL Deputy Director

Virginia Spielmann
MSOT, Executive Director of the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorders, Expert Training Leader DIRFloortime Certificate

Conference format: lectures, presentations, seminars, master-classes, panel discussions

Conference level: international

Conference languages: Russian and English

Following the conference, a special issue of the Autism and Developmental Challenges Journal  (Russia) will be published on the use of DIRFloortime® in working with children with ASD. Link to the journal page on the portal of psychological publications:


Electronic registration is required.
Registration in English
Регистрация на русском языке:
Registration Deadline is March 31, 2019

Conference participation is free.

Travel expenses to the conference are covered by the sending side.

According to the results of the conference participants will be issued certificates that will allow them to register for the next level in the DIRFloortime® certification program - DIR 201 course.



Articles that meet the established requirements and subject matter of the publication are called for publication. Requirements for the publication are posted here:

Publication in the Journal is free

Manuscripts can be submitted by the editorial e-mail Subject of the e-mail: publication on DIRFloortime


Bormotina Viktoria, Assistant of the director of the Federal Resource Center,


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