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ADHD and Executive Functioning


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(1x weekly for 60 minutes for 6 weeks)

This course will describe the different nuances and overlap between ADHD and Executive Functioning. It can be very difficult for practitioners to discern the difference between a client struggling with a Sensory Processing Disorder (Developmental Delay) and ADHD, as well as determine the overlap of Executive Functioning in both diagnostic categories. Current thoughts and theorists as well as research will be covered in moderate depth. Important aspects of learning such as working memory and the building blocks that support building working memory in the brain will be included. Aspects such as processing speed and working memory in the diagnosis of ADHD as it also overlaps into an IQ score and applies to everyday, occupational function will be considered. Coping strategies of day dreaming and visualization will be discussed through the lens of the central nervous system to determine clinical reasoning as to the possible “why” a client is being distracted. This course will include a developmental hierarchy of building attention in the brain and is a “one-of-a-kind” course designed to empower professionals and parents to positively impact on this diagnosis in creative ways. This course will be considered the foundational course on the Bronze level, discussing theory, in preparation for the Silver level of clinical assessment.

Outline / Agenda: Wednesdays at 7pm US EST

  • January 15, 2020: Insight into ADHD / ADD and Executive Function
  • January 22, 2020: Processing Speed and Working Memory
  • January 29, 2020: Building blocks of developing attention skills
  • February 5, 2020: Executive Functions
  • February 12, 2020: Sensory Motor building blocks
  • February 19, 2020: Case Study

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain 3 different theories in Attention Deficit Disorder
  • List 3 different theorists that support understanding of attention deficits in students and adults
  • Apply understanding of 4 different building blocks in developing attention skill
  • Recognize the importance of considering the developmental needs of children in order to build attention skill
  • Prioritize the importance of 2 different central nervous systems that inspire building working memory
  • Apply the sensori-motor implications of building attention in early childhood experiences
  • Apply different constructs of processing speed and working memory as it pertains to building attention skill.

CE Hours: 6 hrs
CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider (0.6 ASHA CEUs) ASHA Bubble Sheet must be submitted at the course.
CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider (0.6 AOTA CEUs)
This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (6 PDUs)
CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education
CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Prov. #2202009
This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
Pre-Approved for:
6 hrs. PT/PTAs in AR, IL, TX (6 CCUs)
7.2 Hrs. PT/PTAs in NY
Meets Requirements for:
PT/PTAs in AK, AL, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IA, KS, KY, ME, MO, MA, MI, MO, MT, NE, NC, NH, ND, OR,

This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

AOTA Classification Codes:
Domain of OT:
Performance Patterns
Occupational Therapy Process: 
Activity and Occupational Demands

Provider Name:
The Maude Le Roux Academy
9 LaCrue Ave, Suite 103
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone: 484 840 1529
Fax: 484 840 1560

Maude Le Roux OTR/L, IMC, SIPT, CTC, DIR-FT International Trainer

Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, is an international trainer in a variety of different courses. 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 1984. Maude 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 SIPT certified in the early 2000’s and subsequently have used the practice of Sensory Integration in her practice as a base for all her work. She designs her own live courses with regards to praxis and it’s 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 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

Financial Disclosure:
Maude is a part owner of the Maude Le Roux Academy and thus the proceeds of this course will cover operational expenses as well as provide income for Maude Le Roux.

There are no relevant relationships to disclose

Special Needs Accommodation:
We invite anyone who may need a specific accommodation to contact and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We do provide online PowerPoint for download should you require larger print and we do wear specialized headphones to best accommodate for a clear audio message.

Course Completion Requirement:
Please note that partial credit is not available for this course. To receive your certificate upon completion, which includes Contact Hours, you must attend all live sessions, complete the course evaluation feedback form as well as the written assessment and video clinical observation presentation.

Please note time spent on written assessment is not included in the CE hours awarded.

Cancellation policy:
Payment is due in full with registration through PayPal 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 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.

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Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapists, Educators, Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers

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