Workshops & Training Programs

Upcoming Events

Fundamentals of DIR® Floortime

Event postponed. Dates to be announced

Trainer: Chithra Kathiresan

DIR® Floortime Associate Faculty and Trainer with Profectum, USA How does a child develop the miraculous ability to love, think, communicate, and create, as well as to have self- control and feel compassion for others? Many child-development theories focus on only one part of this puzzle. This social-pragmatic approach develops a child’s spontaneous interactions, empathic relationships, thinking, creative play and problem solving. These are foundations for all social interactions and mastery of academic skills.

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Past Events

Social Thinking® Workshops

  • September 9-11, 2019
  • Speakers: Michelle Garcia Winner and Chithra Kathiresan

DAY 1 - Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary: A Day to Develop Team Creativity
DAY 2 - Emotions Part 1: More Than We Think and All That We Feel
DAY 3 - Emotions Part 2: More Than We Think and All That We Feel

More Than Words Parent Program

  • July - October 2019, Weekly sessions

Build your child’s language and social communication through this Hanen parent program. Turn everyday routines into learning opportunities for your child.

You will learn how to engage your child better around games, books, pretend play and peer play. Become a better play partner and coach!

DIR® Floortime Seminar & Workshop

Don’t miss this opportunity! Meet and listen to the co-creator of the DIR® Floortime™ Model, Dr. Serena Wieder, for the first time in Singapore!observation skills and learn to work with fellow 'agents' in teams to accomplish your mission!

  • Seminar (6-7 May 2019) - Embrace the Complexity of Autism and Redefine Potential Across the Lifespan (Speaker: Dr Serena Wieder)
  • Pre-seminar workshop (3-4 May 2019) - Fundamentals of DIR® Floortime™ – ‘A Gleam in the Eye’ (Speaker: Chithra Kathiresan)

Fundamentals of DIR® Floortime

3-4 May, 2019

Trainer: Chithra Kathiresan DIR® Floortime Associate Faculty and Trainer with Profectum, USA

How does a child develop the miraculous ability to love, think, communicate, and create, as well as to have self- control and feel compassion for others? Many child-development theories focus on only one part of this puzzle. This social-pragmatic approach develops a child’s spontaneous interactions, empathic relationships, thinking, creative play and problem solving. These are foundations for all social interactions and mastery of academic skills.

Social Thinking® Workshops

This two-day workshop will help you understand in-depth Social Thinking concepts and frameworks, and implement key strategies and tools at school, center, home, individually or in groups. The workshop promises to be functional and infused with practical take-aways that you can apply immediately. Be prepared for interactive discussions to make learning come to life.

DAY 1 - Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model
DAY 2 - ZOOMING IN: Strategies for Concrete Learners

Speaker: Chithra Kathiresan

Fundamentals of DIR® Floortime

May 11-12, 2018

Trainer: Chithra Kathiresan DIR® Floortime Associate Faculty and Trainer with Profectum, USA

How does a child develop the miraculous ability to love, think, communicate, and create, as well as to have self- control and feel compassion for others? Many child-development theories focus on only one part of this puzzle. This social-pragmatic approach develops a child’s spontaneous interactions, empathic relationships, thinking, creative play and problem solving. These are foundations for all social interactions and mastery of academic skills.

Play to Narrative Development

January 5-6, 2018

Speaker: Dr Carol Westby

DAY 1 (half day) - Playing to Learn: Evaluating Play in Young Children.
Learn how play develops, how to evaluate play skills, and the reasons for promoting play in education.

DAY 2 (full day) - Telling Tales: Stories in our Social and Academic Lives
Understand the roles of memories, narratives, and life stories in social interactions, self-regulation, and academic performance. Acquire a variety of assessment tools and intervention methods for narratives in children from preschool through adolescence.