Sensory Processing and Reading Skill


Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT

Pre-Recorded Webinar
Cost: $250.00

Reading is a complicated process of networks in the brain that would take a visual symbol and translate it auditorily into a structure that conveys meaning. We are not born with a specific location in our brain to read, it is a skill that depends on developing nervous system pathways during our early years so we could be ready for this application to reading. This one-day workshop will demystify this unfolding of development to support children regarding decoding as well as comprehension skills. Together we will consider reading fluency, reading rate as well as consider the important work of working memory required for the act of reading. Assessment will be discussed in brief,  but the emphasis will be on multiple intervention ideas to support children in acquiring the necessary building blocks to support educators and struggling readers. It is the team approach between the therapist, educator and parents that enhances the possibility for students to thrive.

Learn and Implement 20+intervention strategies to support reading proficiency!

This course applies to the following populations: Early Intervention (Birth – 3 years old), Preschool (3 – 5 years old), Elementary School, High School, and Adolescent

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Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

  1. Describe 5 different components of reading proficiency.
  2. List the involvement of 3 prominent sensory influences in the skill of reading.
  3. Extrapolate how working memory skills influences reading comprehension and how to impact on it.
  4. Recognize the importance of considering 7 sensory tenets in building the readiness of reading skill.
  5. Implement 20+intervention strategies to support reading proficiency.

Target Audience

PT, OT, SLP, Educators, Psychologists

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Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT

Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPTMaude is an international trainer on a variety of different topics. She hails from South Africa, graduated in 1984, and opened her learning center in Pennsylvania, USA in 2001. Her work and training stems from the theory of Sensory Integration, as it applies to all areas of functional every-day living. She opened the Maude Le Roux Academy in January 2019 as her travel schedule disallowed her the pleasure of feeling “grounded” in her own home! Maude accomplished multiple certifications throughout the years and continues her journey of being a life- long learner. She believes in giving back to her community and has served on the Board of Directors for ATTACh for the past 7 years. Maude co-authored the book, Our Greatest Allies, with Lauren O’Malley and hopes to find the time in the next 5 years to finish another book she has been laboring over. Her wish is for every therapist to come fully into their own being, be their authentic selves, so their clients can transition from sometimes fragmented places to a new sense of wholeness.

Maude receives a speaking fee for the presentation. Maude has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


30 minutes – Reading and Reading Fluency

60 minutes – Reading Comprehension and Working Memory

15 minutes – Break

30 minutes – Developmental Assessment Considerations

60 minutes – Intervention strategies

45 minutes – Lunch

60 minutes  – Sensory Processing Tenets of Reading

60 minutes – Intervention Strategies


Educational Credits

6 contact hours

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development. PD activity approval ID# Pending. This Live PD is offered at .6 CEU’s, Intermediate level, Domain of OT: OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).



$250.00 USD

Group Discount

3 or more registrants – $236.60 (use code group3)

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