$60.00 USD

What does it mean to be social?

When: March 29, 2023 - 9am to 4pm Johannesburg, South Africa time

Description: Social skills is an important function of different occupations including our relaxation and leisure time. So many families seek for their child to have social function. Attaining these skills are more than learning to make eye contact or greeting someone; there is a depth of development that takes the emotional and physical self into a place of belonging in a friendship and family circle. This workshop will bring together a multitude of different functions from practical aspects of social skills to considering the major categories of becoming a person who can negotiate the social world with relative ease. In her usual practical way, Maude will describe complicated functions in a way that would be understood by all. Not only will she cover different social aspects in more depth, but she will also discuss assessment and intervention tools and strategies that will support both the professional and the parent.


Outline / Agenda:

9.00 to 10.30am          Constructing and Categorizing Social Skills

10.30 to 11.00am        Morning Break

11.00 to 12.30pm        Building Empathy and Theory of Mind (ToM)

12.30 to 1.30pm          Lunch

1.30 to 2.45pm            Using the body to talk

2.45 to 3.00pm            Afternoon Break

3.00 to 4.00pm            Becoming a social problem-solver


Learning Objectives:

The participant will be able to:

  1. Categorize at least 4 large constructs to build effective social skill
  2. Discuss 4 phases if building Theory of Mind to improve “others” centeredness
  3. Build awareness of at least 10 non-verbal skills that will assist observation as well as intervention goals
  4. Create a 5-step plan to support the skill of becoming a social problem-solver
  5. Discuss at least 3 to 5 different assessment tools to assist intervention goals
  6. Use at least 10 different techniques that will assist in mobilizing a problem-solving attitude


Assessment: Completion of Feedback Form

Certificate of attendance will be provided

Provider Name: The Maude Le Roux Academy

Presenter:  Maude Le Roux, OTR/L

Bio: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, is an international trainer in a variety of different courses. She 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 his/her learning environment.

Maude designs her own live courses with regards to occupational functioning of students across different ages and stages of development in a variety of categories. She works with a team of occupational therapists and speech language pathologists in her practice. She is well known for her experience and work with children who are diagnosed with ADHD/Executive Functioning, Autism Spectrum, Attachment, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Dyslexia/ Learning Disabilities. Maude is a mentor to many therapists, including OT and DIR professionals internationally. She opened The Maude Le Roux Academy online in January 2019. She has presented at conferences in a variety of settings across the US as well as internationally. She has co-authored the book, The Listening Journey, with Francoise Nicoloff, and her second book, Our Greatest Allies, is available on Amazon.com.

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 upon registration and is non-refundable at any time. Please contact [email protected] should there be questions in this regard.

Additional Information

Course Type: “Other”

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, Play Therapists. Parents are also welcome!

Educational Level: Intermediate

6 hours – CPD Points have been applied for

Fee: $60