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Dyspraxia - Developmental Sensory-Motor Neuron Disorder

Speaker: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT, DIR Expert Training Leader

Description: Dyspraxia is frequently a "hidden" disability causing great pain in many children and adults struggling with attention, executive functioning, social-communication and learning disorders. Sensory processing / integration is a theory that underlies many different diagnostic categories across the developmental continuum today. Many professionals discuss it, a large number attend some training in it, though fewer professionals fully understand the depth and breadth of this underlying mechanism to development. Dyspraxia is an important layer in this sensory-motor developmental continuum. The different types of dyspraxia drive crucial differences identified in assessment and causes very different approaches to intervention.Maude will clarify Dyspraxia in a clear, practical way, providing the participant information that will inform and guide clinical practice and understanding. Parents are welcome to join us as we take this journey through different brain pathways yet stay the course to discuss functional implications. This workshop seriesis considered Track 1 (Bronze level) in a series of 3 workshops, which will be pre-required for entering the Track 2(Silver level)workshop concerning Assessment of Dyspraxia. Track 2 will be scheduled in the first trimester of 2023.

Course Type: Track Course

Location: Online

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

Educational Level: Intermediate

Pre-Requisites: None

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Group discussion, Video

Assessment: Completion of course feedback form after viewing

Outline / Agenda:
Wednesdays from 10am to 11.30am US ET

October 5, 2022: Session 1 - Introduction to Dyspraxia

October 12, 2022: Session 2 - Somatosensory Dyspraxia

October 19, 2022: Session 3 - Bilateral Integration and Sequencing (Timing) Dyspraxia

October 26, 2022: Session 4 - The Visual System and Dyspraxia

November 1, 2022: Session 5 - The Auditory System and Dyspraxia (Tuesday)

November 9, 2022: Session 6:Interoception and Oral-Olfactory System

November 16, 2022: Session 7: Ideation and Task Initiation

November 18, 2022: Session 8: Sensory Modulation and Social Emotional implications (Friday)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify three types of Dyspraxia influencing occupational performance as a school student.
  2. List 2 visual pathways in the brain that would play a role in ideation, critical for creativity as well as sensory-motor ability
  3. Differentiate between proprioception, deep touch and light touch as it pertains to the registration of information when considering movement or the use of tools.
  4. Discuss 2 primary reflexes that would inhibit the development of bilateral integration ultimately impacting on interhemispheric organization.
  5. List 6visual and auditory skills that will impact on the development of reading and writing skill
  6. Differentiate between a “jaw jut” and a “jaw slide” as it pertains to feeding and oral motor skill.
  7. Consider 3 measurements in body musculature that is important for sustained endurance in sensory-motor ability.
  8. Discuss 4 different types of Modulation Disorders involved in the behavior patterns of developing children.
  9. Identify at least 3 different functions of interoception that is instrumental for everyday functioning
  10. Recognize the importance of play and development and problem-solving skill in social-emotional health and wellbeing

Contact Hours: 12

Fee: $250

Provider Name: Maude Le Roux Academy

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 duringonline registration and there is a non-refundable fee of $25 at any time. If the participant cancels within 20 days prior to the workshop starting date, the reimbursement would be 75% and within 1 week of the workshop; reimbursement would be calculated at 50%. Please contact [email protected] If the workshop 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.