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A Conversation with Maude LeRoux OTR/L
Moderated by Erin Flynn, MS, OTR/L

Originally recorded on June 10, 2021

LiveTalks are hour long audio-only podcasts.

This conversation is part of the 2021 LiveTalk series: Choosing Wisely(R): Applying the AOTA Recommendations using Sensory Integration with Diverse Populations. You may register for the full series and receive a 40% discount over registering for each individual course.

Description: In conjunction with AOTA joining the Choosing Wisely Campaign, SPIRAL will be offering a series of Live Talks in 2021 to assist occupational therapy practitioners to apply the recommendations made by AOTA while using the Sensory Integration Frame of Reference within diverse populations. The primary focus of the talks will target the recommendation: “Don’t provide sensory based interventions to individual children or youth without documented assessment results of difficulties processing or integrating sensory information”. There will be two talks presented for each population area, the first will focus on assessment and the second will focus on intervention. We will begin the series with the Autism Spectrum Disorder population, then move through Praxis, Trauma, Schools and finish with Adults. Our speakers include Renee Watling, Teresa May-Benson, Maude LeRoux and Anne Trecker.

In Part Three of 2021 Live Talk Series, Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT, RCTC, DIR® Expert Trainer, fresh from an ATTaCh conference, will join us to discuss current trends in assessment and intervention for individuals with trauma histories. Maude serves on the board for ATTACh, an international organization involved in attachment and trauma informed care. She is currently mobilizing an international group of Occupational Therapists to organize the influence of trauma informed care in the occupational therapy field. Maude has published two books; “The Listening Journey for Children”, and “Our Greatest Allies”.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this LiveTalk participants will be able to:

  1. List evidence-based assessments and interventions for those with a trauma history
  2. Select purposeful activities during intervention for those with a trauma history
  3. Recognize when it is appropriate to use cognitive-based interventions with those with a trauma history

Speaker: Maude LeRoux

Course Level: Introductory. There are no prerequisites for this course.

AOTA Areas: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery: Evaluation, Intervention and Outcomes

Suitable For: Occupational Therapists, OT Assistants, Physical Therapists, PT Assistants, Psychologists, Educators, Parents

Contact Hours: Individual conversations are each worth 1 contact hour or 0.1 AOTA CEUs. The full series is approved for 10 contact hours or 1.0 AOTA CEUs.

Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to the LiveTalk in its entirety and complete the accompanying assessment.

ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please contact the Spiral Foundation at or (617) 969-4410 ext. 231.

Continuing Education: Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants: The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

The Spiral Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and as such your donation is tax deductible.