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*VCF Approved! The course has been pre-approved at 30% VCF funding for Social Service Agencies (SSA) Staff (Singaporeans/Singapore PR). Register Early!

3 Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Certificate in Child Development (From a Motor, Sensory and Social-Emotional perspective)

We all have an automatic drive to face the job of growing up in utero and after we are born. Our nervous system has an incredible task in the first 5 years of our lives in order to put everything together before we enter the academic and social world with deeper earnest. As therapy and educational professionals as well as parents we see children struggle to attain different milestones, creating gaps in their functioning resulting in behaviors that causes trouble for themselves and others. Though there are multiple workshops on different topics, workshops covering specific developmental stages – and what to do about them – is not easy to find. Basic coursework for teachers and therapists does not include developmental theory to the practical extent needed, yet we are faced with it every day. Parents need to be guided at home with everyday function that they do not understand in their child’s behavior. This short 3-day workshop will put this complexity together in a practical way building from the current research available to us today. Development has not changed over the ages, but our expectations in a fast-moving world of technology and prowess has certainly changed. To “catch up” is a challenge for all, especially if the developmental perspective is out of the equation. This is an exciting workshop, bringing the focus back to the child, viewing the world from the child’s perspective and supporting all in attaining good outcomes to relevant goals. We hope to see you there!

Dates:27 to 29 May 2024 (Mon to Wed)
Time:8.30am – 4.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Maude Le Roux OTR/L, IMC, SIPT, CTC, DIR-FT International Trainer

Maude Le Roux is a familiar face to us in Singapore as she continues to inspire us with new learning, impacting on our intervention with children and adults. Her workshops are popular and previous feedback included much praise. Maude 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 uses the practice of Sensory Integration in her center as a base for all her work. She designs her own live courses with regards to Autism and the impact on functional performance, activities of daily living, including the impact on academic performance. Maude works with a team of occupational therapists and speech language pathologists in her center 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. She is a mentor to many therapists, including OT and DIR professionals internationally. She opened The Maude Le Roux Academy online in January 2019. Maude 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

Day 1:

08.30 to 9.00amSensori-Motor Development
09.00 to 10.30amFrom Utero through First Year
10.30 to 11.00amMorning Break
11.00 to 12.30pmBuilding Praxis and Constructive Play Skills
12.30 to 01.30pmLunch
01.30 to 02.30pmCreating Executive Functioning Skills
02.30 to 02.45pmAfternoon Break
02.45 to 04.00pmExecutive Functioning continued

Day 2:

08.30 to 10.30amSocial Skill Ages and Stages
10.30 to 11.00amMorning Break
11.00 to 12.30pmBuilding Empathy
12.30 to 01.30pmLunch
01.30 to 02.30pmNon-verbal Communication Skills
02.30 to 02.45pmAfternoon Break
02.45 to 04.00pmBuilding Social-Emotional Problem-solving Skills

Day 3:

08.30 to 10.30amSleeping through the night
10.30 to 11.00amMorning Break
11.00 to 12.30pmToilet training
12.30 to 01.30pmLunch
01.30 to 02.30pmBuilding good eating habits
02.30 to 02.45pmAfternoon Break
02.45 to 04.00pmPicky, Picky Eating!
Course Objectives

Participants will be able to :

Day 1:

  • List 8 stages of sensori-motor development in children
  • View video with regards to different strategies to support intervention
  • Consider 8 executive functions important for academic and social functioning

Day 2:

  • Create a developmental continuum to support assessment of social-emotional skills
  • Consider the work of mirror neurons and imitation skills to support developing empathy, theory of mind
  • Apply strategies for self-regulation through support of co-regulation

Day 3:

  • Discover why sleep is important, yet so elusive for some children
  • List multiple strategies, ideas and intervention tips for sleeping, toileting, and picky eating
  • Contrast an emotional growth reward model vs. behavioral model
Who Can Benefit?

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

Course Fees & Closing Dates

*VCF Approved! 30% funding for Social Service Agencies (SSA) Staffs (Singaporeans/Singapore PR)

Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) per pax
29 Feb 2024 1,200
Normal Till Full 1,350