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Coming into Being for Autistics Track 3: Autism Intervention

Description: This workshop series of 6 sessions will enlighten therapist and parent alike as they journey together through the developmental growth needed in children. It is not about changing the autistic into being less than themselves, it is about creating the best functionality possible so every child can fully flourish into who they really are. Autistics vary on the continuum in different shades on the spectrum, and therefor it is also important to note that a “one-size-fits-all” approach is not going to be an effective model. It is important for us to meet the child exactly where they are at and strengthen their vulnerabilities to support their strengths. This balancing act activates a constant need for reflection in what will be needed to mobilize the family forward. In a world where behaviors are heralded as an approach for Autism, this series is refreshing in that it considers the person rather than the surface; their strengths, rather than over focusing on their vulnerabilities; and a value on what each child brings to the intervention to find joy, peace and wholeness! It is a family centered approach, a speaking of the “same” language across different relationships with a common goal for the greater good of all. This workshop will use social-emotional tenets as well as the DIR/Floortime Method and Sensory Integration principles as the foundation from which intervention can be negotiated. This workshop is also Track 3  of Maude’s Autism Program Certification for those who have completed Track 1 and 2 as well.

Outline / Agenda: Thursdays from 2 to 3.30pm US ET

Session 1: June 23, 2022                     The Dance: Attunement and Joint Attention

Session 2: June 30, 2022                     The Door: Regulation and Modulation

Session 3: July 7, 2022                        The Drama: Imagination and Communication                      

Session 4: July 14, 2022                      The Deep: Emotional Sense of Self

Session 5: July 21, 2022                      The Detail: Executive Functioning Skills

Session 6: July 28, 2022                      The Dragon: Social Skills

Learning Objectives:

  1. List 5 basic principles of impacting on joint attention through intrinsic motivation
  2. Combine emotional regulation and sensory modulation to effectively gain availability and access to learning
  3. Discover 6 principles of building imagination through using verbal and non-verbal skill
  4. Consider the impact of emotions as both a constrictor and a mobilizer of skill during the intervention process.
  5. Create intervention strategies for 10 prime executive functioning skills
  6. Consider 3 aspects of empathy and related aspects that would be needed to enter the social world with skill

Assessment: Completion of Feedback Form

Certificate of attendance will be provided

Provider Name: The Maude Le Roux Academy

Presenter: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT

Bio:

Maude Le Roux is a veteran OT with 35+ years of experience and has experience in multiple methodologies that she has used successfully in autistic care. She has formed her own work from multiple exposures to other thought leaders and included this in her eclectic approach to Autism. Maude is a highly skilled therapist and has been training professionals and parents globally in her methods since 2007. She co-authored her book “Our Greatest Allies” with Lauren O’Malley (parent), which reflects the journey of one child as he went through the process at her center. She is a sought-after speaker at international conferences and her most recent engagement was discussing Trauma in Autistics in The Mental Health symposium in Slovakia (2021). Her unique of understanding autistics is rooted in research completed in the DIR/Floortime method and Sensory Integration, to which she adds her own flavor of “getting into the mind of a child”. Maude understands children and she is frequently heard to say: “If the child could, he/she would”!

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 and there is a non-refundable cancellation fee of $25 at any time. If the course participant cancels within 30 days prior to the course starting date, the reimbursement would be 75% and within 2 weeks of the course; reimbursement would be calculated at 50%. Please contact [email protected]  If the course should be cancelled by the Maude Le Roux Academy, each course participant will be contacted via e-mail notification to announce rescheduled dates or when reimbursement would be issued if not able to reschedule.

Additional Information:

Course Type: Track Courses

Location: Online

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

Educational Level: Intermediary

Number of Participants: Unlimited

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Group Discussion, Video

Contact Hours: 9 hours

Fee: $250

Reviews

I just want to say a HUGE thank you for affording us the opportunity to do this course. Every single member of our team has not stopped talking about how invaluable it 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 at 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 am still a novice in the world of therapy, but I feel that the knowledge I gain from Maude’s training is tremendously rich and helpful. It gives me a treasure for helping my clients, and more and more confidence in what I am doing.

Alina Burrah, Israel

Maude is an excellent instructor. I love her ability to make the participants feel included even through an online platform. She creates an atmosphere where everyone can feel safe to participate in discussions and provide support with clinical reasoning to build the bridge from theory to practice.  I really enjoy attending her courses.

Leandra Van Deventer, South Africa

 

I used your ideas 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 processed with my DIR training approach. Fortunately, I am ready when the conversation arises "What about ABA?" and "How is DIR different and why use it over ABA?"

Douglas Cochran, USA