Emotional Processing in Children
Contact Hours (1.3 AOTA CEUs)
Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT, RCTC, IMC, CBIS
Intermediate Level Course
Location & Hotel Info.
This 2-day workshop provides an opportunity for pediatric therapists to discuss several areas of the socio-emotional development in children. The speaker will include background information of different theorists, such as Erikson, Piaget, Vygotski, and others. Development will be discussed in detail and emphasis will be given in the shared boundaries of sensory and emotional processing. Interventions such as DIR/Floortime, Sand Tray, and Attachment work will be included. The case studies will be interactive with audience participation and the therapists will leave feeling equipped to start new ways of thinking of children that may have confused them before.
This course will provide therapists with that missing link in the global understanding of children. The speaker’s practical method of understanding meltdowns and dealing with meltdowns in a way that fosters opportunity for growth has proved successful both locally and internationally. The essence of the course is framed upon having respect for the child, understanding the nature of his/her development from different frames of references, and being able to apply principles of treatment that would enhance the outcome of the therapist’s current treatment plan. This course has been well received by occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologist, psychologists, play therapists, mental health counselors, and special educators.
Suggested Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Special Educators, Play Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, and interested others
This course is offered for 1.3 AOTA CEUs; Evaluation, Intervention
Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the shared boundaries between socio-emotional and
2. Discuss the contribution of great thinkers in history that still applies today.
3. Identify several different socio-emotional developmental stages.
4. Describe the interaction between parents and therapists as consultants to families.
5. Demonstrate the use of techniques, such as sand tray and attachment work.
Schedule* (13 contact hours)
8:30 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Considering Theories of Piaget, Erikson, Vygotski, Trevarthon, and others
10:45 The 6 emotional developmental levels in play according to Dr. Stanley Greenspan
12:30 Lunch on your own
1:30 Social Emotional Growth in Play
3:30 The use of Sand Tray as an intervention method – Basic introduction of a very helpful methodology
8:30 Day 1 review and Q&A
9:00 Attachment Theory – Discussion around working with adopted children and understanding this from an SPD perspective
10:45 Caregiver and Professional Interaction
12:30 Lunch on your own
1:30 Overlap between Sensory Processing and Emotion Processing
3:15 Maude’s Meltdown Recipe/Case Study
*Topic times may vary; contact hours do not.
Maude Le Roux
• Receives a speaking fee from Professional Development Programs.
• Receives a speaking fee from the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disabilities (DIR® Floortime).
• Speaker has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
“This past weekend in Chattanooga was mind opening and such fun to hear new things I want to pursue! I appreciate the time and effort you have put in to making the course successful! Many thanks!”
“Learned a lot, can’t wait to try on my students.”
“Excellent instructor!! This is a very good course – Excellent course for SLPs!”
“A good course gives you many “Ah-Ha” moments and peaks your interest to know more. This course does that then some! Good to know that what I have done in the past was not all wrong, but showed me how much I still have to (and want to) grow and learn.”
“This was wonderful info – I would recommend to anyone working with children.”
“Maude is exceptionally knowledgeable and a wonderful, engaging speaker. Highly recommend this course!”
“The course seemed to fly by because of the speaker’s enthusiasm.”