Mastering the Dynamics: Advanced Perception-Action Approach Course

Therapeutic Management of Children with Movement Disorders.

LEVEL: Advanced

Three, Full day In-person Live Hands-on Course in Izmir, Turkey.

Dates: May 26-28, 2024

Prerequisite: 5-Day Learn to Move, Move to Learn Perception-Action Course

Pediatric Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists

A 3-Day Comprehensive Course in the Application of the Perception-Action Approach

Do you want to take your knowledge of the Perception-Action Approach to the next level? Our specialized Advanced Perception-Action Course is tailored exclusively for professionals like you who have taken the 5-day Learn to Move, Move to Learn Course, and are aiming to enhance your therapeutic skills and create transformative experiences for your young clients.  

This interactive 3-day advanced course focuses on the Perception-Action (P-A) Approach and will help you gain a deeper understanding of perception-action, dynamic systems and neuronal group selection theories and how they influence clinical intervention strategies.  

Participants will expand their knowledge of the P-A Approach intervention methodology that provides for fluid integration of these theories into clinical practice and includes environmental modifications, task-specific manual guidance and caregiver instruction.  

Under the supervision of masters of the approach, clinicians will discover how to adapt and modify intervention sessions for children with movement disorders to meet individual needs and support progress in various areas of development.
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This class will also include:  

  • Review of updated evidence.
  • Engagement in video analysis sessions featuring real-life case studies of therapy sessions.
  • Opportunities to reflect on your approaches, receive feedback, and fine-tune your interventions to maximize effectiveness.
  • Participation in hands-on manual guidance labs to refine your technique.
  • Collaboration with fellow therapists while exchanging ideas, discussing challenges, and problem-solving.  

Occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists will each extract from the course material information that is useful in their discipline-specific interventions.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:  

  1. Develop intervention strategies based on findings from a P-A Approach Examination using the four primary concepts.
  2. Create an intervention session that includes environmental modifications, manual guidance and caregiver instruction.
  3. Analyze hands-on intervention sessions and discuss how the three theories influenced clinical intervention strategies.
  4. Adjust selected intervention strategies based on the child/children’s performance as it relates to the unique defining characteristics and major components of the P-A Approach.
  5. Generate two potential changes or adaptations to your intervention strategy that support progress in global development.

Key Take-Aways:

1) Critical observation skills 2) Real time modification

Format and Method of Instruction:

Lecture, “hands-on” lab, group discussions, video and live demonstrations, child assessment and “hands-on” intervention.

In addition, group collaboration and problem solving will be utilized.


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


Full course attendance and completion of the Knowledge Assessment and Survey are required 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 "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, complete your course Assessment of Knowledge, Survey and receive your Certificate of Completion.

3. Course Content

Three, Full day In-person Live Hands-on Course in Izmir, Turkey.
Dates: May 26-28,  2024.

Course Schedule: Day 1

9:00 – 10:00   Introduction, review and discussion of theory and concepts
10:00 – 11:00   Demo
11:00 – 11:15    Break
11:15 – 12:00   Demo discussion, review assessment                          form and schedule for patients
12:00 – 1:00     Lunch
1:00 – 1:45       Lab
1:45 – 2:00       Patient Set-up
2:00 – 3:15       Patient #1 assessment and discussion
3:15 – 3:30       Break
3:30 – 4:45       Patient #2 assessment and discussion
4:45 – 5:30       Group discussion relating theory and concepts to assessment and development of intervention strategies.
Course Schedule: Day 2
9:00 – 10:00   Updated article review and discussion
10:00 – 11:00   Demo
11:00 – 11:15    Break
11:15 – 12:00   Demo discussion, review intervention                          session schedule
12:00 – 1:00     Lunch
1:00 – 1:45       Lab
1:45 – 2:00       Patient Set-up
2:00 – 3:15       Patient #1 intervention session and                              discussion
3:15 – 3:30       Break
3:30 – 4:45      Patient #2 intervention and discussion
4:45 – 5:30      Large group video analysis and problem solving
Course Schedule: Day 3
9:00 – 10:00    Video analysis with small group break                          problem solving
10:00 – 11:00   Group presentations and discussion 11:00 – 11:15   Break
11:15 – 12:00    Lab
12:00 – 1:00     Lunch
1:00 – 1:45       Lab
1:45 – 2:00       Patient Set-up
2:00 – 3:15       Patient #1 intervention session with                            caregiver instruction and discussion
3:15 – 3:30       Break
3:30 – 4:45       Patient #2 intervention with caregiver                           instruction and discussion
4:45 – 5:30       Review, questions and answers, log into website to complete survey and receive certificate of completion.
What We Offer

What's included in this course?


Lecture, “hands-on” lab, group discussions, video and live demonstrations, child assessment and “hands-on” intervention.

In addition, group collaboration and problem solving will be utilized.

Hands-on Lab & Intervention

Group Discussions, Collaboration & Problem Solving

Video & Live Demonstrations

Course Lessons


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 ScienceArt to present this Professional 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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