$60.00 USD

Using Sandplay in OT practice

Tuesday March 26, 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: Sandplay is a projective technique that can be used very effectively with children across the age spectrum. It is a modality that uses touch in the sand to reach the limbic system in the brain where our emotions are being processed. Through use of figurines, these thoughts and deeper emotions are then projected onto the sand. The client is simply “playing”, yet the subconscious emotional depths are at work. Sandplay also holds promise to develop sequencing, planning, and construction through visual spatial organization, as it also supports the imagination to develop in support of working memory, reading comprehension, building stories for written expression. It is truly a tool with multiple facets. To be fully trained and certified is an extensive process. In this workshop Maude will provide a taste of how she applies this modality in her practice as an occupational therapist. This a great tool for anxious clients, for clients who are traumatized by their diagnosis and developmental delay. The necessity of building an ego strength to build resilience is not to be understated in clients struggling with developmental delay. Discover a tool that is truly powerful in multiple different ways!

Outline / Agenda:

9.00 to 10.30am          Sandplay as projective technique

10.30 to 11.00am        Morning Break

11.00 to 12.00pm        Tools of Sandplay – the practicalities

12.00 to 1.00pm          Lunch  

1.00 to 2.00pm            Overlap into Occupational Therapy Intervention

2.00 to 2.45pm            Discussing sand trays of different cases (Making sense of the imagery    presented)

2.45 to 3.00pm            Afternoon Break

3.00 to 4.00pm            Discussing sand trays of different cases


Learning Objectives:

The workshop participant will be able to:

  • Discover 5 critical aspects of the use of Sandplay in clinical practice
  • List at least 5 tools that is used in Sandplay for practical purposes
  • Consider at least 8 different aspects of overlap into traditional therapy goals
  • View multiple cases with sandtray pictures to assist understanding in the use of this modality.

Assessment: Completion of Feedback Form

Provider Name: Maude le Roux Academy

Presenter: Maude Le Roux OTR/L, SIPT, DIR-FT International Trainer, Affiliate Sandplay practitioner

Bio: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L is an international speaker considering a wide array of topics pertaining development in children across the age spectrum. Even as she travels and trains extensively, she continues to operate a pediatric practice in Glen Mills, PA. Maude designs her own courses, as well as trains for other organizations such as ICDL (DIR/Floortime) globally. She serves on the Board for ATTACh to develop the consideration of attachment and trauma in the work of occupational therapists. She has been involved in Sandplay work since 2014 and has completed multiple workshops related to Sandplay. Maude “re-energizes” as she teaches and inspires her listeners to feel the importance of the work they do. She co-authored a book, “Our Greatest Allies” with Lauren O’Malley, available on Amazon.com. Maude opened her own online academy (www.maudeleroux.com) in January 2019 to increase accessibility of practical “know-how” based on scientific theory for therapists, teachers, and parents. Her mantra: ‘If a 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 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


What People Are Saying:

The courses I have attended through Maude so far have really enhanced my knowledge and practical skill as a therapist. They are always very efficiently organised and run. The course content is strongly and soundly based in theory and research, motivating me to look ever deeper into individual child development, motivating me to want to continually learn more. The academic content is balanced with wonderful therapy ideas and video footage making it more easily understood and immediately applicable to practice.

Theresa Munks, South Africa

With the huge varieties of courses, I attended and teach through my professional life (33 years), I found listening to Maude is really special, informative, and enjoyable.

Dr Suad Eid Alanzi – Kuwait MOH

Maude’s webinars are of the highest quality. She is able to share her vast knowledge in an easy, understandable, and very humble way, always with a big smile. Maude has the amazing skill to pull all the things that I’ve learned before over the many years, as well as new information together. I am proud and excited to be an OT again as Maude has shown me what a big role I can and should play. And loads of practical information to start using immediately. Thank you, Maude, I can’t wait to attend your next webinar!!

Christelle Bryan - UK