Introduction to Sandplay – On-Demand

Introduction to Sandplay


Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT, DIR-FT International Trainer, Affiliate Sandplay practitioner

On Demand Webinar

(5.5 hour runtime)

"The courses I have attended through Maude so far have really enhanced my knowledge and practical skill as a therapist. The academic content is balanced with wonderful therapy ideas and video footage making it more easily understood and immediately applicable to practice."

Theresa Munks, South Africa

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Target Audience

Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Educators, Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers

Course Level


Course Description

Sandplay is a projective technique that can be used very effectively with children across the age spectrum. It is a modality that uses touch in the sand to reach the limbic system in the brain where our emotions are being processed. Through use of figurines, these thoughts and deeper emotions are then projected onto the sand. The client is simply “playing”, yet the subconscious emotional depths are at work.

Sandplay also holds promise to develop sequencing, planning, and construction through visual spatial organization, as it also supports the imagination to develop in support of working memory, reading comprehension, building stories for written expression.

It is truly a tool with multiple facets. To be fully trained and certified is an extensive process. In this workshop  Maude will provide a taste of how she applies this modality in her practice as an occupational therapist. This a great tool for anxious clients, for clients who are traumatized by their diagnosis and developmental delay. The necessity of building an ego strength to overcome difficulties is not to be understated in clients struggling with developmental delay. Discover a tool that is truly powerful in multiple different ways!


Maude Le Roux, OTR/L is an international speaker considering a wide array of topics pertaining development in children across the age spectrum. Even as she travels and trains extensively, she continues to operate a pediatric practice in Glen Mills, PA.

Maude designs her own courses, as well as trains for other organizations such as ICDL (DIR/Floortime) globally. She serves on the Board for ATTACh to develop the consideration of attachment and trauma in the work of occupational therapists. She has been involved in Sandplay work since 2014 and has completed multiple workshops related to Sandplay.

Maude “re-energizes” as she teaches and inspires her listeners to feel the importance of the work they do. She co-authored a book, “Our Greatest Allies” with Lauren O’Malley, available on Her mantra: ‘If a child could, he / she would!”

Disclosure: Maude Le Roux receives a speaking fee for her presentation and is owner of the clinic A Total Approach. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

"With the huge variety of courses I have attended and taught throughout my professional life (33 years), I find listening to Maude is really special, informative, and enjoyable." 

Dr. Suad Eid Alanzi, Kuwait MOH

Educational Credits

5.5 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

Hands on Approaches, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Approved by AOTA for 0.55 CEUs.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education. Approved for 5.5 contact hours.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for social workers as an approved provider of social workers continuing education. Approved for 5.5 contact hours.

Application has been made to NJBTE for CE Approval.

This course is offered for 0.55 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area).

This course is approved for 5.5 CTLE credits.

Time Ordered Agenda

What is Sandplay (90 minutes)


Tools of Sandplay – the practicalities (60 minutes)

Overlap into Occupational Therapy Intervention (60 minutes)


Discussing sand trays of different cases (making sense of the imagery presented) (90 minutes)


Case Study (30 minutes)

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Explain 5 critical aspects of the use of Sandplay in clinical practice

  • List at least 5 tools that are used in Sandplay for practical purposes

  • Explore at least 8 different aspects of overlap into traditional therapy goals

  • Demonstrate multiple cases with sandtray pictures to assist understanding in the use of this modality.

Pricing Information

Standard Registration:


Contact Information

Hands on Approaches, Inc.

(212) 884-9101

Refund and Cancellation Policy


All cancellations must be received in writing via fax, email, or mail. A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be provided if cancellation is received up to four weeks prior to the date of the course. Half tuition, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be refunded if cancellation is received up to two weeks prior to the date of the course. No refunds will be made after the two week deadline. Refunds where a coupon was redeemed will result in an adjusted refund amount. Tuition for no-shows or cancellations received after the course has started will be forfeited, no exceptions. Hands On Approaches, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the course for extenuating circumstances. A full refund for the course fee will be provided,less credit card processing fees, where applicable. Hands On Approaches, Inc. is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the participants (ie: non-refundable travel arrangements) if the course is cancelled.

Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability, participant demand or unforeseen circumstances. Courses may occasionally be cancelled. You will be notified by email and/or phone at least 24 hours in advance of the class start date. A full refund will be granted,less credit card processing fees, where applicable. While Hands On Approaches, Inc. will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Hands On Approaches, Inc.'s liability is limited to the tuition fee only.


Full day webinar - a full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable) will be granted up to one week before the training date. No refunds will be issued after that time.

Mini Webinar (less than 4 hours) -  A 50% refund will be granted up to 3 weeks before the training date. No refunds will be issued after that time.

No refunds for recordings or “on demand” webinars. 

If you registered for a live webinar and are unable to stay on the platform for the full time allocated, you will not be able to receive a recording without purchasing a new complete course registration.  Be sure to email us prior to the scheduled event to make arrangements for a recorded option (if available) instead.  No refunds on the live webinar registration will be given if you were on the platform for at least 15 minutes.