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Couse: The Perception Action Approach

Sunday, April 26, 2015 HASC 46 Grandview Avenue Spring Valley, New York 10977 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Brief Program Description:

This one day course is designed to offer various therapists (incl. PTs, OTs, SLPs) and educators, an introduction to a dynamic approach to working with infants and children with movement disorders. Participants will explore new concepts for organization of movement through Perception Action Approach, designed to improve movement efficiency and functional ability in infants and children with motor dysfunction. This approach enhances the child’s ability to improve their postural control and functional abilities in areas of balance, coordination, fine and gross motor skills, as well as respiration, feeding, oral motor and speech skills. Basic theory, clinical concepts and handling techniques will be presented.

Following this course, participants will be able to:

• Explain the theoretical basis for the Perception Action Approach to intervention.

• Identify the fundamental elements of movement to the Perception- Action approach and how it will impact various therapies for all disciplines (Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy).

• Relate basic Perception-Action concepts when observing, assessing and providing intervention for infants and children with motor dysfunction across all disciplines.

• Explore practical intervention strategies according to Perception-Action principles across all disciplines.

• Describe the relationship of the Perception-Action Approach to functional improvements related to respiration, feeding,oral motor and speech skills.