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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: The Big Deal about Writing

Teachers, parents, therapists frequently have to hear how much certain students simply hate to write. The ability to write fluently and effortlessly is complex and requires more than 70% of cranial nerves in the brain to be activated and integrate together in order to accomplish a writing assignment. It is not just about handwriting or just about language, but rather a complex confluence of different parts of the brain that have to come together in order to write efficiently. The importance of inter-hemispheric organization in the brain will be explained and clarified. The development of writing skills will be explained in order to support targeted support, assessment and intervention. This workshop would be interesting to anyone working in pediatric development, or pre-school or schools.

Dates:24 Nov 2018 (Sat)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Copthorne King's Hotel Singapore
403 Havelock Road
Singapore 169632
Speaker: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, International Trainer

Maude Le Roux is returning to us in Singapore for her seventh visit and continues to inspire us with new learning, impacting on our intervention with children and adults. Her workshops are popular and previos feedback included much praise. She is an accomplished occupational therapist with great affinity for learning and understanding the human brain. 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 has been trained in several different programs in developing reading and writing skills over the past 15 years. She designs her own live courses with regards to emotional processing and executive functioning. Maude 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 carry a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum, Attachment, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Dyslexia/ Learning Disabilities. Maude is a mentor to many therapists, including OT and DIR professionals internationally. She has presented at conferences in a variety of settings across the US and also internationally. She has co-authored the book, The Listening Journey, with Francoise Nicoloff, and her second book, Our Greatest Allies, is now available on Amazon.com. Her basic philosophy is that all children can learn, and that therapists and teachers are instrumental in finding out the “key” to each child. She enjoys empowering professionals to do just that!

Course Outline
09.00 to 10.15 The developmental aspects of writing skill
10.15 to 10.30Break
10.30 to 11.30The physical act of handwriting
11.30 to 12.30Working Memory and Writing
12.30 to 13.30Lunch
13.30 to 14.30 Assessment of writing skill
14.30 to 15.30Intervention strategies
15.30 to 15.45Break
15.45 to 17.00Case Study
Course Objectives

Participants will be able to :

  • Describe 5 important building blocks to proficient writing
  • Review the importance of working memory as related to writing
  • Learn about 4 different assessments that may be helpful to assess more fully.
  • Distinguish the layers of skill necessary for writing skill
  • Discover strategies for assessment and intervention that work.
Who Can Benefit?

Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Educators, Researchers, Neuropsychologists, Educational Psychologists.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
07 Oct 2018 380
Normal Till Full 420