Connecting through Our Sense of Touch


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When: Online:

  • October 7, 2021 at 2pm US ET
  • October12, 2021 at 3pm US ET
  • October 19, 2021 at 2pm US ET

Description: Our sense of touch is much more than a response received by our skin. It is a living, breathing “organ” through which we experience multiple different aspects of life. From the womb to our maturity our sense of touch acts as an agent of connection to ourselves, to others as well as our environments. Maude wanted to take a deeper look at this sensory system and is inviting you to take this journey with her. She will explore the neuro-physiology, the development as well as the psychological experience of touch. As always, the information will be practical with multiple ideas, as it will also be contemplative and thought provoking. This workshop will cross different disciplines of thought and be applicable to all involved in therapeutic relationship, across the different ages and stages of life. Explore the magic of touch and through touch, experience the magic of connection with the Self and others!

Outline / Agenda:

  • October 7, 2021: Touch – Our Physical Agent
  • October 12, 2021: Developing the sense of Touch
  • October 29, 2021: Touch – Our Psychological Self

Learning Objectives:

The workshop participant will be able to:

  • Summarize 5 key points of neurophysiology that drives our touch system
  • Connect the dots of three different neural networks involved in our sense of touch
  • Describe 3 major stages of development from the womb to maturity with regards to touch
  • Consider the impact of development in the womb in getting our touch system ready for the external world
  • Bridge the neuro-physiology of our sense of touch into our psychological sense of “being”
  • Relate the construct of touch to body awareness and from body awareness to feeling centered, to feeling “whole”

Assessment: Completion of Feedback Form

CE through the NOTCB for occupational therapists is being applied for. Certificate of Attendance with contact hours will be provided to all.

Provider Name: Maude Le Roux Academy

Speaker: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L

Bio: Maude is a globally known presenter on a variety of different topics. She hails from South Africa, graduated there in 1984, and opened her private practice in Glen Mills, PA in 2001. All of her work and training stems from the theory of Sensory Integration, as it applies to all areas of functional every-day living. She opened the Maude Le Roux Academy in January 2019 as her travel schedule disallowed her the pleasure of feeling “grounded” in her own home! Maude accomplished multiple certifications throughout the years and continues her journey of being a life- long learner. She believes in giving back to her community and has served on the Board of Directors for ATTACh for the past 6 years. Maude co-authored the book, Our Greatest Allies, with Lauren O’Malley and hopes to find the time in the next 5 years to finish another book she has been laboring over. Her wish is for every therapist to come fully into their own being, be their authentic selves, so their clients can also transition from sometimes fragmented places to a new sense of wholeness.

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.

Cancellation policy: Payment is due in full with registration through Square on this website and there is a non-refundable fee of $35 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.

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

Additional information



Workshop Type:

Related Course

Target Audience:

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

Educational Level:




Instructional Methods:

PowerPoint, Video

Number of Participants:


Contact Hours:

4 hours, 30 minutes




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