$60.00 USD

Connecting through Our Sense of Touch

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 (9am to 4pm Johannesburg, South Africa time)

Description: Our sense of touch is much more than a response received by our skin. It is a living, breathing “organ” through which we experience multiple different aspects of life. From the womb to our maturity our sense of touch acts as an agent of connection to ourselves, to others as well as our environments. Maude is inviting you to take a deeper look at this sensory system and to take this journey with her. She will explore the neuro-physiology, the development as well as the psychological experience of touch. As always, the information will be practical with multiple ideas, as it will also be contemplative and thought provoking. This workshop will cross different disciplines of thought and be applicable to all involved in therapeutic relationship, across the different ages and stages of life. Explore the magic of touch and through touch, experience the magic of connection with the Self and others!

Outline / Agenda:

Johannesburg, South Africa time zone

9.00 to 10.30am          Touch – Our Physical Agent

10.30 to 11.00am        Morning Break

11.00 to 12.30pm        Developing the sense of Touch

12.30 to 1.30pm          Lunch

1.30 to 2.45pm            Touch – Our Psychological Self

2.45 to 3.00pm            Afternoon Break

3.00 to 4.00pm            Intervention


Learning Objectives:

The workshop participant will be able to:

  • Summarize 5 key points of neurophysiology that drives our touch system
  • Connect the dots of three different neural networks involved in our sense of touch
  • Describe 3 major stages of development from the womb to maturity with regards to touch
  • Consider the impact of development in the womb in getting our touch system ready for the external world
  • Bridge the neuro-physiology of our sense of touch into our psychological sense of “being”
  • Relate the construct of touch to body awareness and from body awareness to feeling centered, to feeling “whole”


Assessment: Completion of Feedback Form

Provider Name: Maude Le Roux Academy

Speaker: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L

Bio: Maude is a globally known presenter on a variety of different topics. She hails from South Africa, graduated there in 1984, and opened her private practice in Glen Mills, PA in 2001. All of her work and training stems from the theory of Sensory Integration, as it applies to all areas of functional every-day living. She opened the Maude Le Roux Academy in January 2019 as her travel schedule disallowed her the pleasure of feeling “grounded” in her own home! Maude accomplished multiple certifications throughout the years and continues her journey of being a life- long learner. She believes in giving back to her community and has served on the Board of Directors for ATTACh for the past 7 years. Maude co-authored the book, Our Greatest Allies, with Lauren O’Malley and hopes to find the time in the next 5 years to finish another book she has been laboring over. Her wish is for every therapist to come fully into their own being, be their authentic selves, so their clients can also transition from sometimes fragmented places to a new sense of wholeness.

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 through PayPal on this website and this would be non-refundable at any time. Please contact [email protected] for further questions in this regard

Additional Information

Workshop Type: “Other”

Location: Online

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

Educational Level: Intermediary

Pre-Requisites: None

Number of Participants: Unlimited

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Video

Contact Hours: 6 hours – CPD points have been applied for

Fee: $60