Description: These 3 recorded sessions of 90 minutes each will discuss important current thoughts pertinent to the autistic community with regards to assessment and intervention. Topics such as neurodiversity will be included as well as the importance of recognizing and accepting individual differences across the spectrum. Since the DSM-5 have included sensory processing as one of the symptoms pertaining to diagnosis, many young children have been getting the help they need sooner, even as this has also led to countless cases of misdiagnosis. We will discuss intervention in the light of respectfully supporting their profile, understanding the different stereotypical behaviors and “chasing the why” thereof in order to support their needs. Finally, we will take a deeper dive at intervention programs such as Applied Behavioral Analysis and DIR/Floortime, looking at the research that surrounds both methodologies and the impact both theories have in preparing the autistic for the future.
Outline / Agenda:
Session 1: Differential diagnostic considerations
Session 2: Stereotypical behavior and more
Session 3: Applied Behavioral Analysis and DIR/Floortime
- Identify at least 3 different diagnostic categories which overlap with an ASD diagnosis
- Consider sensory processing reasoning for stereotypical behaviors in support of autistic profiles
- List at least 5 fundamental differences between Applied Behavioral Analysis and DIR/Floortime
AOTA Classification Codes:
Domain of OT:
Performance Patterns: Group or Population
Occupational Therapy Process:
Outcomes: Quality of Life
Certificate of competence / attendance
Maude Le Roux Academy
9 LaCrue Ave, Suite 103
Glen Mills, PA 19382
Phone: 484 840 1529
Presenter: Maude Le Roux OTR/L, IMC, SIPT, CTC, DIR-FT Expert Trainer
Bio: Maude Le Roux is an occupational therapist with an extensive following of professionals across the globe. She studies human development in different capacities of growth; spanning ages and stages, neuroanatomy, assessment tools as well as current trends of intervention. She completed the SIPT training in 2002 and Sensory Integration forms the foundation from which she continues to develop different tracks of assessment and intervention. Maude is certified in multiple different techniques that she applies uniquely through her Developmental Pathways Model (DPM). She owns and directs a clinical practice in Glen Mills, PA, where she has a team of dedicated professionals, many of whom had been with her over 10 years as well as being with her since inception of her practice in 2001. Her requirement for practice is a warm, embracing atmosphere operated through clinical expertise and professionalism that will provide quality of care to all entering her practice. She gives back to her community by serving on different boards and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ATTACh, a national organization dedicated to serve families and children with attachment related difficulties and trauma informed care. She co-authored the book “Our Greatest Allies” in 2011 with Lauren O’Malley describing the journey of one autistic child.
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