Certificate in Child Development From a Motor, Sensory and Social-Emotional perspective

When: June 6, 7, 8, 2023 from 8.30am to 4pm Singapore time zone


We all have an automatic drive to face the job of growing up in utero and after we are born. Our nervous system has an incredible task in the first 5 years of our lives in order to put everything together before we enter the academic and social world with deeper earnest. As therapy and educational professionals as well as parents we see children struggle to attain different milestones, creating gaps in their functioning resulting in behaviors that causes trouble for themselves and others. Though there are multiple workshops on different topics, workshops covering specific developmental stages – and what to do about them – is not easy to find. Basic coursework for teachers and therapists does not include developmental theory to the practical extent needed, yet we are faced with it every day. Parents need to be guided at home with everyday function that they do not understand in their child’s behavior. This short 3-day workshop will put this complexity together in a practical way building from the current research available to us today. Development has not changed over the ages, but our expectations in a fast-moving world of technology and prowess has certainly changed. To “catch up” is a challenge for all, especially if the developmental perspective is out of the equation. This is an exciting workshop, bringing the focus back to the child, viewing the world from the child’s perspective and supporting all in attaining good outcomes to relevant goals. We hope to see you there!


Assessment: [email protected]

Provider Name: [email protected]

Speaker: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT, DIR/F Expert Training Leader

Bio: Maude Le Roux is now a familiar face to us in Singapore as she continues to inspire us with new learning, impacting on our intervention with children and adults. Her workshops are popular and previous feedback included much praise. Maude was born and raised in South Africa and graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town in 1984. Maude and Charl Le Roux moved to the USA in 1993 and opened A Total Approach in September 2001. Maude is SIPT certified and specializes in Sensory Integration services as it applies to functional activities of daily living, including improving the ability of children / students of all ages to partake in his/her learning environment.

Maude uses the practice of Sensory Integration in her center as a base for all her work. She designs her own live courses with regards to different areas of development and the impact on functional performance, activities of daily living, including the impact on academic performance. Maude works with a team of occupational therapists and speech language pathologists in her center She is well known for her experience and work with children with multiple different diagnosis, ages and stages and has expanded her work to adults, who continue to struggle with developmental delay. Maude has been trained in the DIR/Floortime Method since the late 90’s and became an expert training leader for ICDL in 2011. Her center is recognized as a DIR Certified center in the US. She is a mentor to many therapists, including OT, SLP and DIR professionals internationally. She opened the Maude Le Roux Academy online in January 2019. Maude has presented at conferences in a variety of settings across the US and also internationally. She has co-authored the book, The Listening Journey, with Francoise Nicoloff, and her second book, Our Greatest Allies, is now available on Amazon.com.

Special Needs Accommodation: [email protected]

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Cancellation policy: [email protected]

Additional Information

Course Type: Live Workshop

Location: Online

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Educators, Researchers, Neuropsychologists, Educational Psychologists, Parents

Educational Level: Intermediate

Pre-Requisites: None

Number of Participants: Unlimited

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Video, Labs, Group Discussion

Contact Hours: 18 hours (or 6 hours each day)

Fee:  [email protected]


Outline / Agenda

Day 1:

8.30 to 9.00am Sensori-Motor Development
9.00 to 10.30am From Utero through First Year
10.30 to 11.00am Morning Break
11.00 to 12.30pm Building Praxis and Constructive Play Skills
12.30 to 1.30pm Lunch
1.30 to 2.30pm Creating Executive Functioning Skills 
2.30 to 2.45pm Afternoon Break
2.45 to 4.00pm Executive Functioning continued

Day 2:

8.30 to 10.30am Social Skill Ages and Stages
10.30 to 11.00am Morning Break
11.00 to 12.30pm Building Empathy
12.30 to 1.30pm Lunch
1.30 to 2.30pm Non-verbal Communication Skills
2.30 to 2.45pm Afternoon Break
2.45 to 4.00pm Building Social-Emotional Problem-solving Skills
2.45 to 4.00pm Executive Functioning continued

Day 3:

8.30 to 10.30am Sleeping through the night
10.30 to 11.00am Morning Break
11.00 to 12.30pm Toilet training
12.30 to 1.30pm Lunch
1.30 to 2.30pm Building good eating habits
2.30 to 2.45pm Afternoon Break
2.45 to 4.00pm Picky, Picky Eating!

Learning Objectives:

Day 1:

  • List 8 stages of sensori-motor development in children
  • View video with regards to different strategies to support intervention
  • Consider 8 executive functions important for academic and social functioning

Day 2:


  • Create a developmental continuum to support assessment of social-emotional skills
  • Consider the work of mirror neurons and imitation skills to support developing empathy, theory of mind
  • Apply strategies for self-regulation through support of co-regulation

Day 3:

  • Discover why sleep is important, yet so elusive for some children
  • List multiple strategies, ideas and intervention tips for sleeping, toileting, and picky eating
  • Contrast an emotional growth reward model vs. behavioral model


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