Maude is an Occupational Therapist with several years of field and supervisory experience in a variety of therapy fields. She started her career in the field of psychiatric conditions and transitioned over the years to develop a multi-modal practice in pediatrics.
She started A Total Approach in 2002 and since then have become an international trainer in different areas of work. She has been appointed as one of the international training team leaders in the DIR / Floortime® Certificate process, as well as Tomatis Sound Therapy and Interactive Metronome. Maude has completed the Master Class in Attachment Focused Psychotherapy and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy through Dr. Art Becker Weidman and has also completed the 5-day introduction course of Dr. Daniel Hughes. She also serves on the board of ATTACH for the next 3 years. She designs her own live courses with regards to sensory processing, emotional processing and executive functioning. Maude works with a team of occupational therapists and speech language pathologists in her practice.
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. Maude is a mentor to many therapists, including OT and DIR professionals internationally. She 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 www.amazon.com Her basic philosophy is that all children can learn, and that therapists are instrumental in finding out the “key” to each child. She enjoys empowering parents and therapists to do just that!