Attachment – From Our First Relationship to Beyond – Recording



Description: Due to Covid19 this workshop was changed from a live event in South Africa to an online event. It contains 5 recorded sessions that were all provided on the same day. We frequently witness our clients struggle with relational behavior, constricting their ability to become socially adaptive, flexible in their thinking, and avoiding the opportunities wherein they could learn to adapt and thrive. The emotional adaptive response is as important as our sensory adaptive response and is quite intertwined with each other in early development impacting occupational functioning throughout our life span. We will take a peek at the history of attachment, though emphasize the impact of attachment styles on sensory development, personality types and life style choices. Together we will consider the impact across the lifespan so as to support emphasis on early intervention. Assessment will be briefly discussed and intervention will be described through studying two cases of twins.

Outline / Agenda:

Session 1:        Attachment History and Theory
Session 2:        Attachment and Sensory Profiles
Session 3:        Personality Development and Occupational Function
Session 4:        Adding to your Assessment Toolkit
Session 5:        Intervention through Case studies

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to define and describe 4 attachment styles
  2. Be able to list at least 3 common threads between a sensory avoidant profile and 2 different attachment styles
  3. Be able to list at least 3 common threads between a sensory seeking profile and 2 different attachment styles
  4. Be able to describe at least 3 different personality styles coinciding with different attachment profiles
  5. Be able to add at least 3 more assessment tools to the toolkit.

Certificate of Attendance will be provided after completion of feedback form

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

Maude Le Roux, OTR/L graduated from Stellenbosch University in 1984, relocated to the US in 1993 and is currently an international speaker considering a wide array of topics pertaining development in children. She has been a regular speaker in South Africa since 2009. Even as she travels and trains extensively, she continues to operate a pediatric practice in Pennsylvania, USA. Maude designs her own courses, as well as trains for other organizations such as ICDL (DIR/Floortime), Tomatis Sound Therapy and Interactive Metronome globally. She serves on the Board for ATTACh to develop the consideration of attachment and trauma in the work of occupational therapists. Maude “re-energizes” as she teaches and inspires her listeners to feel the importance of the work they do. She co-authored a book, “Our Greatest Allies” with Lauren O’Malley, available on Maude opened her own online academy ( in January 2019 to increase accessibility of practical “know-how” based on scientific theory for therapists, teachers and parents. Her mantra: ‘If a child could, he / she would!”

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: To receive your certificate upon completion, which includes Contact Hours, you must complete the course evaluation feedback form.

Cancellation policy: Payment is due in full with registration through the website and payment will be non-refundable. The course participant cannot download the sessions, though can access the videos repeatedly for a period of 4 weeks, starting at the time of payment.  Please contact if you experience any technical difficulties.

Maude and Charl Le Roux own the Maude Le Roux Academy and thus the proceeds of this course will cover operational expenses as well as provide income for Maude and Charl Le Roux.

Additional information

Course Type:

Single Course


Online Recording in Self Study

Target Audience:

Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Educators, Social Workers, Nurses

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Instructional Methods:

PowerPoint, Group Discussion, Question / Answer


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