5-day In-Person Course 

Learn to Move, Move to Learn

Therapeutic Management of Children with Movement Disorders - A Comprehensive Course in the Application of the Perception-Action Approach
In-Person Course:
2-days: January 8-9, 2023
3-days: February 13-15, 2023

Location:
SCHI
345 Oak Street
Lakewood, New Jersey 08701

CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 33.75
LEVEL: Introductory and Intermediate

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This interactive 5-day course focuses on the Perception-Action (P-A) Approach that allows active, spontaneous exploration of the child’s environment and promotes variability, complexity and adaptability in movement oriented to a functional task. This intervention is based on a unified view of motor control, motor learning and motor development supported by the perception-action, dynamic systems and neuronal group selection theories. 

Participants will learn intervention methodology that provides for fluid integration of these theories into clinical practice and includes environmental modifications, task-specific manual guidance and caregiver instruction. Related evidence will be discussed. Lectures, videos, patient demonstrations and laboratory sessions will illustrate theoretical and clinical concepts. 

Additionally, this interactive course provides participants with a unique opportunity to apply this intervention with children with movement disorders under the supervision of masters of the approach. Occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists will each extract from the course material information that is useful in their discipline-specific interventions. 

This course is limited to 32 participants.

REGISTER TODAY
Contact Tina Weissman

Email: tweissman@schi.org
or
Call: (732) 668-2500

Target Audience:

Pediatric PT, OT and SLP

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify three major theories that support the P-A Approach.
  2. Describe three unique defining characteristics of the
    P-A Approach.
  3. Utilize knowledge of four primary concepts when performing the P-A Approach Examination.
  4. Design an intervention plan that includes functional goals and content that promote global development. In addition, each participant will create discipline-specific objectives to address the following:                                         a. Postural control, movement transitions, and     
             locomotion (PT)                                                                 b. Visual processing, bilateral hand function, and
             activities of daily living (OT)                                             c. Feeding, respiration and speech production (SLP)
  5. Implement an intervention that includes environmental modifications, manual guidance and caregiver instruction.
  6. Analyze intervention reflecting on both the participant’s and the child’s behavior and articulate potential changes to subsequent sessions. 

SATISFACTORY COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

33.75 Continuing Education Hours will be awarded upon successful completion of this IPAA Professional Development activity. Full course attendance, passing a post-course knowledge assessment and completing the course evaluation are required for successful completion of this course.

ACCESSIBILITY

IPAA is committed to ensuring that all educational activities are accessible to all learners, including people with disabilities. If you have any special needs, please contact us at ipaamoves@gmail.com.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Requests for cancellation must be made in writing more than 10 days prior to the course start date to receive a refund minus $20 fee. Cancellations by IPAA and/or any cancellation due to COVID 19 will result in full refund.

For questions, please email ipaamoves@gmail.com
What We Offer

What's included in this course:

Days 1 & 2
  • Paradigm Shift
  • Theoretical Foundation of Perception-Action Approach
  • Patient Demonstration
  • Primary Concepts
  • Manual Guidance and Intervention Lecture and Lab
Days 3, 4 & 5
  • Application and Integration of P-A Assessment
  • Patient Examinations, Analysis, Discussion, and Demonstration
  • Setting Goals for Intervention, Reflection and Discussion
  • Participant Lab and Demonstration
  • Patient Demonstration
  • Integration of P-A Intervention and Caregiver Education
  • Respiration and Oral Motor Skills

Lecture


Self-Experiential Movement Activities


Participant Labs


Patient Demonstrations


Direct Patient Intervention


Course Schedule: Day 1 (6.75 hours)
8:45 - 9:00      Introduction
9:00 - 10:00    Paradigm Shift
10:00 - 11:00   Theoretical Foundation of Perception-Action
                         Approach 
11:00 - 11:15    Break
11:15 - 12:15    Theoretical Foundations Continued
12:15 - 1:00     Lunch  
1:00 - 2:00      Theoretical Foundations Continued  
2:00 - 3:00      Patient Demo 
3:00 - 3:15      Break
3:15 - 3:45      Patient Demo Discussion
3:45 - 4:45     Lab #1
Course Schedule: Day 2 (6.75 hours)
8:45 - 9:00     Review and Questions
9:00 - 10:15    Primary Concepts
10:15 - 10:30   Break
10:30 - 11:30   Primary Concepts Continued
11:30 - 12:15    Manual Guidance - Lecture
12:15 - 1:00     Lunch
1:00 - 2:30      Manual Guidance and Intervention Lab
2:30 - 2:45      Break
2:45 - 4:15      Assessment: Lecture and Group problem solving
4:15 - 4:45      Key Take-aways and reading assignment
Course Schedule: Day 3
(6.75 hours)
8:45 - 9:30     Application and Integration of P-A                          Assessment
9:30 - 9:45     Break and Patient set-up
9:45 - 10:45   Patient 1 Examination
10:45 - 11:15   Patient 1 Analysis and Discussion
11:15 - 12:15    Patient 2 Examination
12:15 - 12:45   Patient 2 Analysis and Discussion
12:45 - 1:30    Lunch
1:30 - 2:45      Lab #2
2:45 - 3:00     Break
3:00 - 4:00    Patient Demonstration
4:00 - 4:45    Patient Discussion and Wrap Up
Course Schedule: Day 4
(6.75 hours)
8:45 - 9:30    Patient Examination and Setting     
                       Goals for Intervention
9:30 - 9:45    Break and Patient set-up
9:45 - 10:45  Patient 1 Intervention
10:45 - 11:15  Patient 1 Reflection and
                       Discussion
11:15 - 12:15   Patient 2 Intervention
12:15 - 12:45  Patient 2 Reflection and 
                        Discussion
12:45 - 1:30    Lunch
1:30 - 2:45      Lab #3
2:45 - 3:00     Break
3:00 - 4:00     Patient Demonstration
4:00 - 4:45     Patient Discussion and Wrap Up
                        Adaptive devices and equipment
Course Schedule: Day 5
(6.75 hours)
8:45 - 9:30     Integration of P-A Intervention                                Caregiver Education
9:30 - 9:45     Break and Patient set-up
9:45 - 10:45    Patient 1 Intervention and                                       Caregiver Education
10:45 - 11:15    Patient 1 Outcomes and
                         Discussion

11:15 - 12:15     Patient 2 Intervention and
                         Caregiver Education

12:15 - 12:45    Patient 2 Outcomes and 
                         Discussion

12:45 - 1:30     Lunch
1:30 - 2:00       Lab #4
2:00 - 2:45      Respiration and Oral Motor Skills
2:45 - 3:00      Break
3:00 - 4:00      Patient Demonstration
4:00 - 4:45      Patient Discussion and Wrap Up
                         Other Considerations,
                         Certification Process                      

Course Completion

Thank you for taking this course. If you have completed the entire course work, please click on the link below to register and complete the Knowledge Assessment, Course Survey & obtain your Certificate of Completion.

Instructors

DISCLOSURES:
FINANCIAL: 
All instructors are being financially compensated by IPAA to present this Professional Development activity.
NONFINANCIAL:  All instructors hold leadership and volunteer roles within IPAA for which there is no financial compensation.
Elaine Becker
Physical Therapist - PT, DPT, MA, PCS
Dr. Elaine Becker is a Clinical Professor and the Director of Clinical Education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at New York University. She is an ABPTS Pediatric Clinical Specialist, a founding member of the Institute for the Perception-Action Approach (IPAA), and co-chair of the Education committee. As an instructor for the P-A approach, she has taught numerous courses both nationally and internationally. She is also a private practitioner working with infants, children, adolescents, and their families in New Jersey.
PATRICIA A. GALLO
Physical Therapist - PT, MA
Patricia A. Gallo, PT, MA, is the owner of a private pediatric physical therapy practice in East Norwich, New York. She has over 30 years of experience in a variety of settings including school and hospital center-based programs, local school districts and Early Intervention. She is a founding member and past Secretary of the Institute for Perception-Action Approach. She earned her certification in TAMO™ (Tscharnuter Academie for Movement Organization) in 1999 and worked as a clinical assistant to Ingrid Tscharnuter, teaching movement strategies through a Perception-Action approach, presenting courses at NYPTA state and local levels. She is a Certified Perception-Action Approach Instructor and has presented courses on the Perception-Action Approach both nationally and abroad.
Lisa Scher
Physical Therapist - PT
Lisa N. Scher is a Certified Perception-Action Approach Instructor who has presented nationally and internationally to numerous groups of pediatric physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. She has over 35 years of experience providing physical therapy in a variety of practice settings, including over 15 years as the owner of a private pediatric practice providing services by referral and through contract with educational institutions. Ms. Scher is a founding member and past president of the Institute for Perception-Action Approach. Currently, she is  working privately providing direct patient care and mentoring of therapists. She is recognized for her clinical expertise, course development capabilities, and for her engaging and effective teaching and mentoring.

Ms. Scher is one of the Founders of the Institute for Perception-Action Approach. Currently, she is working privately providing direct patient care and mentoring of therapists. She is recognized for her clinical expertise, course development capabilities, and for her engaging and effective teaching and mentoring.
Ilene Sperling
Speech Language Pathologist - MA, CCC
Ilene Sperling, MA, CCC/SLP, C/PAA-Instructor,  C/ZB Practitioner &  Mentor.

Ilene Sperling, is a Certified Perception-Action Approach Instructor who  has specialized in working with infants, children and adults with movement, balance and coordination disorders and associated motor speech, feeding and respiratory/phonatory difficulties. She is highly regarded for her work using a body-centered approach integrated into intervention for cognitive, feeding and motor speech remediation.  

Ilene has worked for over 40 years in a variety of practice settings. She is a Founding member of the Institute for Perception-Action Approach and is currently on the Board of Directors. She also holds Certification in Zero Balancing and Cranial Sacral Therapy and is PROMPT trained. 
 
Ilene has presented many courses on the Perception-Action Approach, both nationally and internationally, with a focus on developing goals and intervention strategies for the Speech-Language Pathologist.    

REGISTER TODAY
Contact Tina Weissman

Email: tweissman@schi.org
or
Call: (732) 668-2500

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