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The Big Deal about Left and Right Brain Laterality and Learning

Description: What does it mean to be a whole brain thinker? Why do we have a left and right brain? Do they work separately or do they overlap? How does this impact your intervention? Maude will explore with you the complexities revealed by functional neuroscience, the facts behind being a left or right brain thinker and the interconnectivity need between both hemispheres. Together you will discover the development of laterality in the brain, the impact on language and creativity, and illustrate through the complex task of written expression, how each hemisphere needs the other to create optimal functioning. We will explore socio-emotional reasoning, together with the sensory motor pieces that assists us to create midline in our bodies, from which we pivot and rotate mentally as well as physically. Discover why it is so important not to stop the therapeutic process until this inter-hemispheric agency has been realized to its fullest capacity. As usual Maude will provide theory as well as practical ideas in the form of guidelines and activities and be ready for multiple “a-ha” moments that will serve your knowledge base and enhance your clinical reasoning in therapy.

Outline / Agenda:

Session 1: July 13, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am US ET - The Right Brain

Session 2: July 20, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am US ET - The Left Brain

Session 3: July 27, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am US ET - Making Sense of Being Whole!

Learning Objectives:

List 10 attributes of the right and left brain in support of regulation and socio-emotional functioning.

Discover how some asymmetry will be helpful for a variety of different skills

Follow a 7-step hierarchy of needed steps to develop a whole brain thinking style

Consider the impact of emotional regulation and intrinsic motivation on task initiation, learning and productivity

List at least 10 activities that will promote co-reciprocity between the left and right brain.

Assessment: Completion of Feedback Form

Certificate of attendance will be provided

Provider Name: The Maude Le Roux Academy

Presenter: Maude Le Roux

Bio: Maude Le Roux is an Occupational Therapist who loves to do therapy with the “brain in mind”! She has completed extensive course work in both the body and mental health sciences and has spoken at multiple conferences and workshops across the globe since 2007. Maude continues to own and direct her learning center (since 2001) in Glen Mills, PA as well as promoting effective assessment and intervention practices through her online Academy (www.maudeleroux.com) since 2019. She serves on the Board of Directors for ATTACh, an organization dedicated to Attachment and Trauma Informed care. She will be entering her third term in 2023. Maude is a gifted speaker, a mentor for many across different disciplines and is dedicated to empower professionals in knowing they can make a difference.

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 and there is a non-refundable cancellation fee of $25 at any time. If the course participant cancels within 30 days prior to the course starting date, the reimbursement would be 75% and within 2 weeks of the course; reimbursement would be calculated at 50%. Please contact [email protected]  If the course 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.

Additional Information

Course Type: Sensory Processing

Location: Online

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

Educational Level: Intermediary

Pre-Requisites: None

Number of Participants: Unlimited

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Group Discussion, Video

Contact Hours: 4.5 hours

Fee: $95


This course has helped me understand why we need to stay on the developmental trajectory when working with our clients.  The skills will come when the building blocks are in place.  Our job is to help create the blocks and the child can take it further.

Millicent Roux, UK

Just really grateful for Maude’s knowledge and insights and that she is so willing to share this with others!

Tammy Jordaan, SA

I appreciate your teaching methods. Your passion and expertise are obvious in the way you present the information. I look forward to learning more with you through other courses!

Simone Le Claire, Canada

Very engaging and thorough- Maude explains concepts and strategies in a way that makes them real and easy to apply

Jeanne DeMos, USA