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Understanding Praxis and Dyspraxia: Adelaide - June,12, 2020

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:  June 12, 2020

Time:   9 am –  5 pm

Who can benefit: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Educators, Researchers, Neuropsychologists, Educational Psychologists.

Venue: Contact

  • 08.30 to 09.00 – Registration
  • 09.00 to 10.15 – What is Praxis?
  • 10.15 to 10.30 – Break
  • 10.30 to 11.30 – Dyspraxia
  • 11.30 to 12.30 – Influence of Dyspraxia on Social-Emotional Development
  • 12.30 to 13.30 – Lunch
  • 13.30 to 14.00 – Assessment
  • 14.00 to 15.30 – Practical Intervention
  • 15.30 to 15.45 – Break
  • 15.45 to 17.00 – Case Study through video
  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.

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