Hybrid 5-day 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
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Hybrid Course:

Four, 4-hour Live Online sessions: May 6, 7, 8and 9, 2024 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Three, Full day In-person Live Hands-on Course in Izmir, Turkey. Dates: May 23-25 or May 30, 31 and June 1, 2024


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. 
Call/Text +90 543 317 36 11
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Target Audience:

Pediatric PT. OT, 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: Postural control, movement transitions, and locomotion (PT)
  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.


35 Continuing Education Hours will be awarded upon successful completion of this course. Full course attendance and completion of the course assessment and survey are required to receive a Certificate of Completion.


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.


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.


All virtual and in-person courses require attending the entire program, passing a post-test, and completing the course evaluation in order to receive a certificate of completion.

For questions, please email ipaamoves@gmail.com

Registration Process:

Thank you for your interest in this course. This course is a "Hybrid Course" which means a portion of the course will be LIVE Online and a portion will be "In-Person" in Izmir, Turkey.

If registering for this course, please note the following registration process:

1. Registration

Please email:  Zynp_ikbal@hotmail.com or Call/Text +90 543 317 36 11

4. Course Completion

Upon course completion you will be provided with a "course code" .

2. Payment Required

When you register for this course, payment will be due in full at that time.

5. Finalize Course Completion

Your "course code" is needed to register at IPAA and complete your course Assessment of Knowledge, Survey and receive your Certificate of Completion.

3. Course Content

Four, 4-hour Live Online sessions: May 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2024 at 6:00 -10:00 pm (Turkish time)

Three, Full day In-person Live Hands-on Course in Izmir, Turkey. Dates: May 23-25 or 30, 31, June 1,  2024
What We Offer

What's included in this online course?


4 half-day Online:
  • Introduction/Paradigm Shift
  • Theoretical Foundations
  • Primary Concepts
  • Defining Characteristics
  • Manual Guidance
  • Examination/Assessment – Intervention
3 day Live:
  • Manual Guidance/Environmental Modification Labs
  • Patient Demonstrations
  • Assessment and Intervention Sessions with children
  • Setting Goals for Intervention, Reflection and Discussion
  • Typical Development from a Perception-Action Approach
  • Caregiver Education

Online Lecture

Self-Experiential Movement Activities

Patient Demonstrations

Course Completion

Thank you for taking this course. If you have completed the entire course work including the online and the live in-person portion, please click on the link below to register and complete the Assessment, Survey & obtain your Certificate of Completion.

Lisa N. Scher

PT, C/PAA, C/PAA-Instructor
Lisa N. Scher is a physical therapist and Certified Perception-Action Approach Instructor who has presented nationally and internationally to numerous groups of pediatric physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists and at national conferences. She has over 40 years of experience providing physical therapy services in a variety of practice settings, including over 15 years as the owner of a private pediatric practice.  Ms. Scher is a founding member, past President and current Chair of Marketing of the Institute for Perception-Action Approach. She is working privately providing direct patient care and mentoring of therapists.
Patrick Jones - Course author
FINANCIAL: Lisa N. Scher is receiving financial compensation from IPAA to present this Profession Development activity.

NONFINANCIAL:  Lisa N. Scher is a member of IPAA and holds leadership and volunteer roles within IPAA but is not financially compensated for these roles.
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