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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Understanding Praxis and Dyspraxia

This one-day course is a “must have” for every professional that works in the pediatric world. Pulling from 34 years of work experience, Maude Le Roux explains this ability / disability in clear and practical terms. She defines it, pulls it apart in different components, allowing the participant to fully grasp this developmental delay that haunts so many children in motor delay as well as in learning. Dyspraxia is frequently called “the hidden disorder” in other wise bright and intelligent children. The content will include discussion of the influence of dyspraxia on social-emotional development, academic learning, social pragmatic speech and language, as well as on cognitive and abstract problem solving. The participant will leave with tools of assessment to investigate as well as practical hands-on intervention techniques that could be applied immediately in their work.

Dates:26 Nov 2019 (Tue)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, International Trainer

Maude Le Roux, OTR/L is returning to us in Singapore for her eighth 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.

Throughout the years many children have been referred to her practice with multiple different behavioral complaints ranging from mild to severe. Maude includes sensory integration theory, attachment theory, as well as developmental theory in her behavioral approaches. She designs her own live courses with regards to different developmental aspects of functional performance, activities of daily living, social ability, including the impact on academic performance. 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 opened The Maude Le Roux Academy online in January 2019. 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.

Course Outline
08.30 to 09.00Registration
09.00 to 10.15What is Praxis?
10.15 to 10.30Break
10.30 to 11.30Dyspraxia
11.30 to 12.30Influence of Dyspraxia on Social-Emotional Development
12.30 to 13.30Lunch
13.30 to 14.00Assessment
14.00 to 15.30Practical Intervention
15.30 to 15.45Break
15.45 to 17.00Case Study through video
Course Objectives
  1. Describe 5 different components of praxis ability
  2. Review the impact of having dyspraxia on academic and social function
  3. Create understanding of 3 different ways praxis impact on executive functioning.
  4. Learn about 2 standardized assessment tools and clinical observations to assess praxis function.
  5. Discover intervention strategies for praxis difficulties.
Who Can Benefit?

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

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
18 Oct 2019 380
Normal Till Full 420