CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 9.0
Nurturing Excellence is offered as a stand-alone course or as a prerequisite for the Clinical Certification Program.
- Successful completion of the 5-day P-A Approach "Learn to Move, Move to Learn" Course or the Dr. Burris Duncan NIH Intensive Therapy Study training
The Mentoring Course is a personalized and immersive experience designed to empower therapists who work with children with movement disorders. Through six one-on-one or small group interactive sessions and practical applications with a mentor, you'll continue to develop the expertise needed to create meaningful change in the lives of your clients.
Each scheduled session will delve deeper into the perception-action, dynamic systems and neuronal group selection theories and how they influence therapeutic intervention for children with disabilities. Current evidence will be highlighted and analyzed. The focus of a patient’s functional movement analysis and intervention strategies will include the primary concepts and unique defining characteristics of the Perception-Action Approach.
You will engage in video analysis of therapy sessions, identify strengths and areas for growth and receive constructive feedback from your mentor to refine your technique and approach.
Target Audience: PTs, OTs and SLPs
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Describe how the three foundational theories of the P-A Approach influence a typically developing child’s function.
- Justify the selection of clinical intervention strategies for child/children with atypical development based on the three foundational theories of the P-A Approach.
- Relate evidence-based publication findings to the practical application of the P-A Approach, demonstrating an understanding of how theoretical concepts translate into practical applications.
- Select appropriate clinical intervention strategies for child/children with atypical development based on the results of their examination findings.
- Adjust selected intervention strategies based on the child/children’s performance as it relates to the primary concepts and the major components of the P-A Approach.
- Discuss the relationship of the P-A Approach to global development when performed by physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists.
Requests for cancellation must be made in writing more than 10 days prior to the course start date (first mentoring session) to receive a refund minus $20 administration fee. Cancellations by IPAA will result in full refund.
SATISFACTORY COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
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 the mentoring course.
If registering for this course, please note the following registration process:
2. Review and Approval
3. Registration and Payment
- Mentoring and Project Course $900
- Mentoring Course $600
- Project Course (prerequisite Mentoring Course) $450
4. Mentoring Course Completion
5. (Optional) Continue Certification and Complete the Project Course
6. (Optional) IPAA Certification Certificate
What's included in the Certification Program?
- Assign a Mentor to candidate
- Mentoring sessions scheduled
- Complete assessments
- Certificate of Completion awarded
- Candidate prepares two (20 minute) intervention videos (one child) and a written report
- Project is reviewed by the Examiner using objective criteria and forwarded to Certification Committee for successful completion
- Certification Committee will contact the Candidate, in writing, regarding their Certification status