$60.00 USD

Autism Spectrum Disorder Important Conversations

When: Friday, March 24, 2023 From 9am to 4pm Johannesburg time zone

Description: Join us to discuss important current thoughts pertinent to the autistic community with regards to assessment and intervention. Since the DSM-5 have included sensory processing as one of the symptoms pertaining to diagnosis, many young children have been getting the help they need sooner, even as this has also led to countless cases of misdiagnosis. We will discuss intervention in the light of respectfully supporting their profile, understanding the different stereotypical behaviors and “chasing the why” thereof in order to support their needs. Finally, we will take a deeper dive at intervention programs such as Applied Behavioral Analysis and DIR/Floortime, looking at the research that surrounds both methodologies and the impact both theories have in preparing the autistic for the future.


Outline / Agenda:

9.00am to 10.30am                Differential diagnostic considerations

10.30 to 11.00am                   Morning Break

11.00 to 12.30pm                   Stereotypical behavior and more

12.30 to 1.30pm                     Lunch

1.30 to 3.00pm                        Applied Behavioral Analysis and DIR/Floortime

3.00 to 3.15pm                        Afternoon Break

3.15 to 4.00pm                        Case Vignette


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify at least 3 different diagnostic categories which overlap with an ASD diagnosis
  • Consider sensory processing reasoning for stereotypical behaviors in support of autistic profiles
  • List at least 5 fundamental differences between Applied Behavioral Analysis and DIR/Floortime

Assessment: Completion of Feedback form

Certificate of competence / attendance – CPD has been applied for

Provider Name:  Maude Le Roux Academy

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



Maude Le Roux is an occupational therapist with an extensive following of professionals across the globe. 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. Her requirement for practice is a warm, embracing atmosphere operated through clinical expertise and professionalism that will provide quality of care to all entering her practice. 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: We invite anyone who may need a specific accommodation to contact [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Cancellation policy: Payment is due in full with registration through PayPal on this website and this payment will be non-refundable. Please contact [email protected]


Additional Information

Course Type: “Other”

Location: Online

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Educators, Psychologists, Social Work professionals, Parents

Educational Level: Intermediate

Pre-Requisites: None

Number of Participants: Unlimited

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Video

Contact Hours: 6 hours

Fee: $60

What People Are Saying:

Every single member of our team has not stopped talking about how invaluable this training was. In fact, pieces from the course are quoted daily by our staff in the classrooms and on the corridors. It has really refreshed our approach with regards to looking at things and reminded us about the importance of understanding the “why”. Thank you for all you do in helping us step into the world of these incredible minds. It really is a blessing to learn from you and alongside you!

Kirstin Price, South Africa

I used the information during the timeframe of the presentation. I have a 3-yr. old client that mom is convinced has autism. It was perfect timing to have the material in the second session (in my mind) and give me the confidence to proceed with my DIR training approach. Fortunately, now, I am ready when the conversation arises "What about ABA?" and "How is DIR different and why use it over ABA?"

Douglas Cochran, USA