Exploring the Why of Behavior get to know the Roadblocks

When: Tuesday, December 13, 2022


What on earth does the word “behavior mean? Who behaves and who does not? Join Maude on a 1-day whirlwind tour looking at behavior through different lenses of consideration. From a sensory perspective to a social-emotional as well as educational perspective, Maude will lay the groundwork of what all needs to be considered. Theory will be provided, but she will also be practical in providing the Tips, Tools and Techniques that will allow the participant to feel equipped with regards to applying the different pieces of information. Maude will also share her now popular “meltdown recipe” to support families and professionals in decreasing frustration and difficult emotional times. It is a workshop not to be missed!

Outline / Agenda:

  • 8.30 to 9.00am                                    Registration                           
  • 9.00 to 10.30am                                  Developmental Hierarchy
  • 10.30 to 11.00am                                Morning Break
  • 11.00 to 12.00pm                                Executive Functions
  • 12.00 to 1.00pm                                  Lunch
  • 1.00 to 2.45pm                                    What to do about Top 8 behavior Issues                   
  • 2.45 to 3.00pm                                    Afternoon Break
  • 3.00 to 4.00pm                                    More Tips, Tools and Techniques

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify 7 different steps of development considered through different lenses
  2. Consider at least 6 important executive Functions required for learning behavior
  3. List at least 3 strategies for each of the Top 8 behavior issues we see today
  4. Consider the art of co-regulation in order to gain self-regulation and using it to gain internal self-control and intrinsic motivation to “hold it together”.

Provider Name: Contact [email protected]

Presenter: Maude Le Roux OTR/L, IMC, SIPT, CTC, DIR-FT Expert Trainer

Bio: Maude Le Roux is an occupational therapist with an extensive following of professionals across the globe and this will be her first visit to New Zealand even as she trains extensively online. Maude was certified in DIR/Floortime through ICDL in 2005 and has been training as an Expert Training Leader since 2011. She completed the SIPT training in 2002 and Sensory Integration forms the foundation from which she continues to develop different tracks of assessment and intervention. Maude is certified in multiple different techniques that she applies uniquely through her Developmental Pathways Model (DPM). She owns and directs a clinical practice in Glen Mills, PA, where she has a team of dedicated professionals, many of whom had been with her over 10 years as well as being with her since inception of her practice in 2001. Maude opened the online Maude Le Roux Academy in 2019 which enables her to train other professionals in her methodologies in a comprehensive way. She gives back to her community by serving on different boards and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ATTACh, a national organization dedicated to serve families and children with attachment related difficulties and trauma informed care. She co-authored the book “Our Greatest Allies” in 2011 with Lauren O’Malley describing the journey of one autistic child.

Special Needs Accommodation: Contact [email protected] 

Cancellation policy: Contact [email protected]

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Educators, Social workers, Psychologists, Nurses, Classroom Assistants, Parents

Educational Level: Intermediate

Pre-Requisites: None

Number of Participants: Unlimited

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Video, Group Discussion

Course Completion Requirement: Contact [email protected]

Certificate: Contact [email protected]

Contact Hours: 6 hours

Fee: Contact [email protected]


Wanted to let you know that after completing my course evaluation for the DIR webinar and going through my notes again, I came to the realization that I can say without reservation that this was the best course I have ever had. It will take me a while before it all seeps into my bones but I am compelled to keep reviewing and reviewing until it does. And what I have already absorbed has been so helpful with my work. Can’t thank you enough!
Susan Gretz, USA

I was struck again and again during your presentation by your empathy for each child; by your understanding that no child or grown-up chooses his/her weakness. Rarely do I hear an approach that sees the world from the child’s vantage point, with empathy drawn from an in depth understanding of how the child is struggling to put the world together. You bridged together the multiplicity of systems that must develop and must eventually work together. My head was spinning. There were so many pieces to the puzzle! It is heartwarming that you and your colleagues are putting the pieces together for the child and family, and supporting all the various domains.
Maxine Margolies, USA