Reflex Integration and Sensori-Motor Skill




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This workshop was planned to occur live in South Africa. Due to Covid19, this workshop is now live online and anyone is welcome to join.

When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 9:00am to 5:00pm, South Africa time zone (Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 3:00am to 11:00am US EST [New York time]) 

Description: This one-day workshop will discuss the integration of major primitive reflexes as it relates to strengthening the foundation of sensori-motor skill in order to develop the skilled practice of praxis. Maude takes principles from several sources of training, describes the impact of the reflexes and demonstrates through video how to assess the ones she has identified as important for her work at her center.  Maude focuses on the application of clinical judgement and how to use these reflex patterns as a way to measure progress in sensori-motor skill. The impact of these reflexes in activities of everyday life, as well as on academics, and social functioning will be discussed. Maude’s practical view of application does not over focus on “success”, but rather creates a balanced view of its impact on occupational functioning. The workshop will cover integration, assessment and intervention and how these reflexes fits in the world of sensory integration – a “must-have” workshop for anyone interested in child development.

We have applied for CPD points in South Africa.

Outline / Agenda:

8:30am to 9:00am      Registration
9:00am to 9:30am      History and Research of Reflex Integration
9:30am to 10:30am    The Moro Reflex
10:30am to 11:00am  Morning Break
11:00am to 12:00pm  The Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR)
12:00pm to 1:00pm    The Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR)
1:00pm to 2:00pm      Lunch
2:00pm to 3:00pm      The Spinal Galant Reflex
3:00pm to 3:45pm      Tonic Labyrinthine Neck Reflex (TLR)
3:45pm to 4:00pm      Afternoon Break
4:00pm to 5:00pm      Hands Grasping / Hands Pulling Reflexes

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the mechanism and function of 7 important reflexes
  2. List at least 5 exercises important to integrating each reflex
  3. View assessment of each of the reflexes to assist clinical judgement
  4. Discuss the overlap between sensory integration and reflex integration
  5. List at least 5 principles of reflex integration intervention.

 Provider Name: Maude Le Roux Academy

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 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.

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 $15 at any time. If the workshop participant cancels within 30 days prior to the workshop starting date, the reimbursement would be 75% and within 2 weeks of the course; reimbursement would be calculated at 50%. Please contact If the workshop 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. 

Additional information

Course Type:

Single Course


“Live” Online

Target Audience:

Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Educators, Psychologists, Social Work professionals, Parents

Educational Level:




Number of Participants:


Instructional Methods:

PowerPoint, Video, Group Discussion

Course Completion Requirement:

Completion of Workshop Feedback Form



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3 reviews for Reflex Integration and Sensori-Motor Skill

  1. Charller

    The courses I have attended through Maude Le Roux so far have really enhanced my knowledge and practical skill as a therapist.  They are always very efficiently organised and run.  The course content is strongly and soundly based in theory and research, motivating me to look ever deeper into individual child development, motivating me to want to continually learn more.  The academic content is balanced with wonderful therapy ideas and video footage making it more easily understood and immediately applicable to practice.

    Theresa Munks, South Africa

  2. Charller

    I thoroughly enjoyed this class.  I loved getting Maude’s perspective on reflex integration and its’ easy applicability to the pediatric population.  Maude has a very practical way of explaining even the most complex concepts in bite size portions that can be easily understood and applied.

    Javairia Kennesy, Senekal

  3. Charller

    I will try to implement everything I learned in my work with children with ASD. It was amazing how everything in the workshop explained to me a lot of unknown sides of children’s behaviour! I realized that there is always a reason and it is not just bad behaviour! It is a lot more! This is new and really exiting universe in my professional field! Thank you, Maude and to all your staff!

    Alexandra Andeeva, Sofia, Bulgaria

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