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April 12-13, 2024
In-Person Course


An Introduction to the Perception-Action Approach

May 2024
May 6-9: Online |
End of May: In-Person


The Perception-Action Approach

  • Therapeutic Management of Children with Movement Disorders - A Comprehensive Course in the Application of the Perception-Action Approach
  • Hybrid Course: Four, 4-hour Live Online sessions: May 6-9, 2024 
  • Three, Full day In-person Live Hands-on Course in Istanbul, Turkey. Dates: End of May, 2024
  • For more information click the following link: Course Information
June 5, 2024
Online Quarterly Meeting


The Perception-Action Approach

  • Maintain fidelity and remain cognizant of current evidence in therapeutic literature
  • Include article and research reviews
  • Discussion of related topics
  • Enrollment is limited to current IPAA Certified Instructors
  • For more information click the following link: Course Information
Online Webinar


The Perception-Action Approach

  • Explain how the connection to the environment and support surfaces impacts evaluation, intervention and outcomes for the child with movement disorders.
  • Recognize the relationship of the body to support surfaces during a child-initiated activity.
  • Describe the correlation between manual guidance and environmental forces.
  • For more information click to view the course:  Child-Environment Connection
Online Webinar


The Perception-Action Approach

  • Understand the term perception-action as it relates to the relationship between the child and the environment.
  • Select the primary concepts used during assessment and intervention when using the Perception-Action Approach.
  • Describe the correlation between Perception-Action and motor skill acquisition. 
  • For more information click to view the course: The Role of Perception-Action in Learning
November 13, 2023

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Introductory workshops are also available and tailored to the sponsor’s need. 

Movement Matters

Introduction to Perception-Action Approach. A paradigm shift in clinical reasoning is occurring that affects pediatric therapists who are selecting the most effective interventions for their clients/patients.
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A Perception-Action Approach Refresher and Review

A 5-hour live webinar is presented for clinicians who have completed Levels I and II Perception-Action Approach (P-A Approach) coursework.
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Every Movement Counts

Understanding Motor Skill Acquisition. How and why do children acquire motor skills?
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What others say about us

Multi-disciplinary presenters a major plus. Video cases to see application of P-A technique, multiple instructors were very beneficial so that everyone was able to get additional support during labs.
Information was clearly presented, discussions were rich and specific to material presented and questions asked.
Thank you! It was a wonderful, clear, great course that I am looking forward to applying with my kids.

Frequently asked questions

What do you offer that I cannot get at other schools?

All courses, from beginner introduction to advanced instructor tracks, are taught by Certified Perception-Action Approach Instructors who are recognized as highly skilled practitioners working at the leading edge of evidence-based movement therapy. 

Do I need previous experience?

Courses are available from entry level to advanced. While certification and advanced course work is geared toward clinical practitioners, entry level courses are open to all. 

How can I choose my courses?

We offer a number of different learning paths to suit your learning needs. Additionally, if your site or group has specific learning objectives, we will work with you to tailor courses to meet host site needs. If you have questions or need clarification, please reach out via the contact us page.

How is the Perception-Action Approach different from other approaches?

Unlike other approaches that promote facilitation of “appropriate motor patterns” as a means to reduce errors, the Perception-Action Approach honors spontaneous and self-driven exploration that is necessary to generate perceptual information for learning. Trial and error are needed for learning to occur.

What types of conditions are commonly treated with P-AA?

Perception-Action Approach can be used with all movement disorders including, but not limited to, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, stroke, genetic or congenital disorders.

Why is Professional Liability Insurance required for some courses?

Multi-day certification track and advanced courses have direct patient contact components that require both licensure and liability insurance.
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