$225.00 USD

Typical Development: 10 to 18 months (Track 3) - Online

Description: We received so many accolades from different parts of the globe for Tracks 1 and 2 and look forward to supporting you in the next part of our journey together! It continuous to be an amazing journey of re-visiting and discovery as we follow Elena and her family’s journey. We sincerely hope to provide both the parent and the professional the understanding of the sequential aspects of development, as well as the necessary considerations for each step of this journey. As we discuss this age and stage, we will continue to provide the long view of repercussions in later development as it pertains to socio-emotional, academic, and personal growth. This track series is unique as it contains multiple perspectives from different lenses to support professionals in planning assessment and intervention effectively, while also providing practical tips and ideas for everyone.

Maude Le Roux partners with Millicent Viljoen, an occupational therapist, and a mother, through this series of workshops. Through Covid19 Millicent, residing in the UK, recorded her precious little girl every day to send to her family in South Africa so all could feel a part of her newfound motherhood and baby. As Maude provides the learning from research, her experience, and workshops, Millicent will be interviewed as a mother and discuss her growth and decisions she had to make, while also showing recorded samples of her babys development. This third track will follow her development from 10 to 18 months wherein much development takes place and consists of science, but also the emotional wonder of motherhood. The information shared will be rich in understanding of children of all ages. Parents and professionals working with any age will benefit, as so many children struggling with developmental delay display areas of stuckness” in these early experiences. The next series will focus on ages 19 to 24 months and will be released in summer 2024.

Outline / Agenda: 2.00 to 4.00pm US ET each session

Thursday, February 1, 2024                Sensory and gross motor skills

Thursday, February 8, 2024                Reflex integration

Thursday, February 15, 2024              Socio-Emotional Development

Thursday, February 22, 2024              Communication and Language

Thursday, February 29, 2024              Activities of Daily Living

Thursday, March 7, 2024                    Building cognition and problem-solving skills


Learning Objectives:

  • Consider the impact of parent attunement and responsiveness to the temperament and sensory profile of their toddler.
  • List primary reflexes and their timelines for integration.
  • Focus on the impact of sensory development on achieving gross motor milestones.
  • Discover the continued power of non-verbal communication on building gestural skills to support social-emotional growth and combine with verbal communication.
  • Consider multiple practical ideas to support development of 8 sensory systems.
  • Discuss at least 4 considerations for activities of daily during this impactful stage of brain development.
  • Track the growing strength of problem-solving skills during this time period.

Assessment: Completion of Feedback Form

CEU for Occupational Therapists through NOTCB has been applied for

Provider Name: The Maude Le Roux Academy

Presenter: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L (US) and Millicent Viljoen (UK)

Bio: Maude Le Roux is an inspiration to many professionals and parents across the globe.  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 their learning environment.

Maude uses the practice of Sensory Integration at 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 sensory processing. 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 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.

Millicent Viljoen is an Occupational Therapist based in Bath, United Kingdom. After moving to the UK in 2019, having a baby during the Covid19 pandemic, and taking a two-year hiatus, she founded Whole Occupational Therapy, a pediatric focused practice.   Originally from South Africa, she has worked in the pediatric field since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 2010, from the University of Pretoria.  Millicent is SIPT certified and specializes in Sensory Integration. She works closely with children and their families, especially focusing on coaching parents through the developmental stages of child development. She works with a range of developmental delays, ASD, and sensory processing difficulties.   Millicent incorporates the DIR Floortime framework in her work. She is an Expert training leader for ICDL since 2019 and is a mentor for likeminded professionals.

Maude and Millicent met in 2011 when Maude was teaching DIR/Floortime in South Africa, starting a training foundation which evolved into a mentoring relationship and now, a partnership of working and training together. They share a deep interest in developmental relational frameworks.

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

Number of Participants: Unlimited

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Video, Interview

Contact Hours: 9 hours

Fee: $225