Certificate in Child Development - Occupational Therapy

Certificate in Child Development


From a Motor, Sensory and Social-Emotional Perspective

We all have an automatic drive to face the job of growing up in utero and after we are born. Our nervous system has an incredible task in the first 5 years of our lives in order to put everything together before we enter the academic and social world with deeper earnest. As therapy and educational professionals as well as parents we see children struggle to attain different milestones, creating gaps in their functioning resulting in behaviors that causes trouble for themselves and others. Though there are multiple workshops on different topics, workshops covering specific developmental stages – and what to do about them – is not easy to find. Basic coursework for teachers and therapists does not include developmental theory to the practical extent needed, yet we are faced with it every day. Parents need to be guided at home with everyday function that they do not understand in their child’s behavior. This short 3-day workshop will put this complexity together in a practical way building from the current research available to us today. Development has not changed over the ages, but our expectations in a fast-moving world of technology and prowess has certainly changed. To “catch up” is a challenge for all, especially if the developmental perspective is out of the equation. This is an exciting workshop, bringing the focus back to the child, viewing the world from the child’s perspective and supporting all in attaining good outcomes to relevant goals. We hope to see you there!

Course Outline

Day 1:

  • Sensori-Motor Development
  • From Utero through First Year
  • Building Praxis and Constructive Play Skills
  • Creating Executive Functioning Skills
  • Executive Functioning continued

Day 2:

  • Social Skill Ages and Stages
  • Building Empathy
  • Non-verbal Communication Skills
  • Building Social-Emotional Problem-solving Skills

Day 3:

  • Sleeping through the night
  • Toilet training
  • Building good eating habits
  • Picky, Picky Eating!
  • Course Objectives

Participants Will Be Able To :

Day 1:

  • List 8 stages of sensori-motor development in children
  • View video with regards to different strategies to support intervention
  • Consider 8 executive functions important for academic and social functioning

Day 2:

  • Create a developmental continuum to support assessment of social-emotional skills
  • Consider the work of mirror neurons and imitation skills to support developing empathy, theory of mind
  • Apply strategies for self-regulation through support of co-regulation

Day 3:

  • Discover why sleep is important, yet so elusive for some children
  • List multiple strategies, ideas and intervention tips for sleeping, toileting, and picky eating
  • Contrast an emotional growth reward model vs. behavioral model

Who Can Benefit?

Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Educators, Researchers, Neuropsychologists, Educational Psychologists, Parents.

Providers Terms

  1. Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis and course fees must be paid prior to closing date to reserve a place.
  2. Payment of fees is not a guarantee for the event to be staged as planned. Should the event be cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be made to all registered participants and no other claims are allowed. The organizer disclaims responsibility should any change in the event occur for any reason.
  3. Participants to the course are not allowed to split registration for different persons.
  4. For 1 full day seminar, only one set of meal entitlement per day shall be given to the registered participants. For half day seminar, only coffee and tea will be provided.
  5. Food served will be “no pork and no lard”.
  6. No refund of fees for participant cancellations including medical leave but substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences.
  7. Registration will be taken as confirmed upon receipt of payment or issuance of invoice. Any cancellation will not be allowed. However, substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences. Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Payment must be received by due date, before attendance of training.
  8. All information provided in this form is accurate up to the closing date of normal registration.
Course Fee$984Closed


Course FeeClosed
Contact Hours:

19.5 hrs


Wed, 07 June 2023

Start Time:

8:30 AM


3 Days


Live Online Training






Your Computer,
Webinar, Online,
Singapore, SST

Bridging Talents



Maude Le Roux

OTR/L, IMC, SIPT, CTC, DIR-FT International Trainer

Maude Le Roux is a familiar face to us in Singapore as she continues to inspire us with new learning, impacting on our intervention with children and adults. Her workshops are popular and previous feedback included much praise. Maude was born and raised in South Africa and graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town in 1984. Maude and Charl Le Roux 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 uses the practice of Sensory Integration in her center as a base for all her work. She designs her own live courses with regards to Autism and the 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 center 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. She is a mentor to many therapists, including OT and DIR professionals internationally. She opened The Maude Le Roux Academy online in January 2019. Maude 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 Amazon.com.

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