$60.00 USD

Understanding the “Why” of behavior in Praxis, Autism and Trauma

Date: Wednesday March 27, 2024 9am to 4pm JHB, South Africa time zone

(Anyone can join us from anywhere in the world. Sessions will be recorded if unable to join from your time zone)

Description: Therapists, educators, and parents are noting that behaviors across a continuum of diagnostic categories are ever increasing in numbers. Therapists have many wonderful ideas to support goals and growth for developmental delay, if only they could get the “behaviors” under control! This workshop will explore behavior from several different frames of references to support the clinical thinking process. Included will be a hierarchical overview from a developmental lens and its impact on different aspects of academic, social, and emotional performance areas. The impact of attachment and trauma is immense, and the guiding principles of intervention will be helpful to all. The workshop will also discuss the way autistics think (as best we can!) and propose respectful ways of mobilizing their mind towards a calmer experience that would be supportive of new learning going forward. Intervention ideas will be shared throughout, and the participant will feel equipped with multiple practical ideas to consider in intervention. This workshop is applicable for interdisciplinary teams as well as across the age and stage continuum of development. It is a one-of-a-kind workshop that is not to be missed!

Outline / Agenda:

9.00 to 10.30am          Sensory Processing and Development

10.30 to 11.00am        Morning Break

11.00 to 12.30 pm       Attachment, Trauma, and behavioral implications

12.30 to 1.30pm          Lunch

1.30 to 2.45pm            The Autistic Lens

2.45 to 3.00pm            Afternoon Break

3.00 to 4.00pm            Intervention implications

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • List a 7-step hierarchy of developmental stages that will support clinical reasoning in the team process
  • Consider the co-influence of sensory-motor development with emotional developmental capacities that influences learning behavior
  • Combine multiple perspectives to determine the impact of development on social-emotional skill as well as academic learning
  • Capture the art of co-regulation to gain self-regulation
  • List 4 types of attachment styles that will influence adaptive behavior
  • Create intervention ideas with the whole client in mind
  • Capture the client from 4 different frames of references
  • Discover the mind of the autistic in a new and fresh way

Assessment: Completion of Feedback Form

Certificate of attendance will be provided. CPD points for South Africa has been applied for.

Provider Name: The Maude Le Roux Academy

Presenter: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT, DIR/Floortime Expert Trainer

Bio: Maude Le Roux is an occupational therapist with an extensive following of professionals across the globe. She completed the SIPT training in 2002. 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 become known for her effective assessment and intervention protocol. Maude owns and directs A Total Approach with a team consisting of occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and DIR/Floortime providers. 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 child on the autism spectrum. Maude opened her online academy in 2019 from where she trains professionals and parents globally in her assessment and intervention protocol, thoughts, and ideas.

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. If the participant cancels before 30 days of the series, a $25 processing fee will be charged. Cancelling within the last 2 weeks of the workshop will result in 25% processing fee. Please contact [email protected] if you have any further questions in this regard.

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Educators, Parents

Educational Level: Intermediary

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Group Discussion, Video

Contact Hours: 5 hours, 15 minutes

Fee: $60.00