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Effective Intervention for Dyspraxia


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This 6-session course will be the third tier (Gold Level) of the track course series considering Dyspraxia. The information will start at the foundational level of intervention and follow through to the level of executive functioning. Multiple therapeutic techniques will be covered as well as therapeutic guidelines specific to the intervention of Dyspraxia. Dyspraxia is an outcome of developmental delay and due to neuroplasticity, the functional, occupational outcome of dyspraxia can be changed and many students and adults can have the opportunity to thrive. Reference will be made to different diagnostic categories of dyspraxia depicting specifically what would be necessary for effective intervention.

Outline / Agenda: (Wednesdays at 10.30am US EST)

January 15, 2020         Session 1: Guidelines and Principles of Intervention
January 22, 2020         Session 2: Sensory Modulation and Emotional Regulation
January 29, 2020         Session 3: Body Awareness and Registration of Sensory Information
February 5, 2020         Session 4: Sensorimotor and Vision
February 12, 2020       Session 5: Bilateral Integration, Visual Spatial Skills and Timing
February 19, 2020       Session 6: Dyspraxia and Executive Functions

Learning Objectives:
Participants will:

Session 1:

  • List 10 guiding principles for effective intervention
  • Consider 7 steps of the developmental hierarchy in order to plan intervention

Session 2:

  • Identify 3 common characteristics shared in Sensory Modulation and Emotional Regulation
  • Consider at least 10 activities that would support growth in patterns of hyper- or hypo-arousal to support an even homeostasis in the body

Session 3:

  • List at least 3 important considerations to impact on body awareness
  • Consider at least 10 activities that would support the efficient registration of information across all sensory systems

Session 4:

  • Discuss the overlap between reflexes and building co-contraction between flexion and extension sensorimotor systems
  • List at least 10 activities that would support synchrony between flexion and extension around an established center of gravity

Session 5:

  • Discuss 5 layers of Bilateral Integration Development and corresponding activities
  • List 4 layers of visual-spatial development and corresponding intervention
  • Consider the impact of timing on precision and coordination in praxis

Session 6:

  • List at least 8 executive functions to target through working on dyspraxia
  • Consider at least 10 activities that would support executive functions through the development of praxis.

CE Hours: 12hrs
CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider (1.2 AOTA CEUs)
This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (12 PDUs)

Domain of OT:
Areas of Occupation
Occupational Therapy Process: 

Provider Name: 
Maude Le Roux Academy
9 LaCrue Avenue, 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:
To receive your certificate upon completion, which includes Contact Hours, you must complete the case study as well as the course evaluation feedback form.

Cancellation policy:
Payment is due in full with registration through the website 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

Additional information

Course Type:

Track course (Gold Level)



Target Audience:

Occupational Therapists

Educational Level:



Participants would have to have completed the Dyspraxia Theory Course (Bronze), as well as the Dyspraxia Assessment Course (Silver) in order to join this course.

Number of participants:


Instructional Methods:

PowerPoint, Question/answer, Video


Completion of a written case study of no longer than 3 pages according to a template that would be provided.

Contact Hours:

6 hours




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