Participants completing this course will be able to:
1. Distinguish between neuromaturational theory and current theories of perception-action, dynamic systems, and neuronal group selection.
2. Recognize how perceptual information from support surfaces contributes to the development of postural control.
3. Identify how a child-driven intervention contributes to an individual’s active problem solving.
4. Explain how environmental modifications can provide affordances for action.
5. Apply basic elements of manual guidance while working with another course participant.
6. Differentiate between manual guidance in the P-A Approach and other “hands-on” therapeutic techniques.
PT, PTAs, OT, COTAs, Speech Language Pathologists
Ilene Sperling, MA, CCC, C/PAA & Patricia A. Gallo, PT, MA
Patricia A. Gallo, PT, MA, is the owner of a private pediatric physical therapy practice in East Norwich, New York. She has over 30 years of experience in a variety of settings including school and hospital center-based programs, and Early Intervention. She is a founding member and past Secretary of the Institute for Perception-Action Approach. She is a Certified Perception-Action Approach Instructor and has presented courses on the Perception-Action Approach both nationally and abroad.
Ilene Sperling, MA,CCC/SLP, is a Certified Perception-Action Approach Instructor who has specialized in working with infants, children and adults with movement, balance and coordination disorders and associated motor speech, feeding and respiratory/phonatory difficulties. She is highly regarded for her work using a body-centered approach integrated into intervention for cognitive, feeding and motor speech remediation.
Ilene has worked for over 40 years in a variety of practice settings. She is a Founding member of the Institute for Perception-Action Approach and is currently on the Board of Directors. She also holds Certification in Zero Balancing and Cranial Sacral Therapy and is PROMPT trained.
Ilene has presented many courses on the Perception-Action Approach, both nationally and internationally, with a focus on developing goals and intervention strategies for the Speech-Language Pathologist.
Financial Disclosures: Ilene and Patricia receive a speaking fee from Therapeutic Services, Inc. for this course.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Ilene and Patricia and have no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. Ilene Sperling and Patricia Gallo hold leadership and volunteer roles within IPAA for which there is no financial compensation.
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST
8:00am – 8:15 – Introduction & Historical Perspective
8:15 – 9:00 – Paradigm Shift, Role of Cognition
9:00 – 9:45 – Theoretical Foundation: Dynamic Systems,
Perception-Action and Neuronal Group Selection
9:45 – 10:00 – Break
10:00 – 11:00 – P-A Primary Concepts and Unique
Defining Characteristics – Video and Discussion
11:00 – 11:30 – Participant Movement Lab #1
11:30 – 12:00pm – Features of Manual Guidance
12:00 – 12:45 – Lunch (on your own)
12:45 – 1:45 – Manual Guidance – Participant Movement Lab #2
1:45 – 2:45 – Case Presentations – Videos and Discussion
2:45 – 3:00 – Questions/Discussion
6 contact hours
Approved for 6 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.
Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.
TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development. PD activity approval ID# Pending. This Live PD is offered at .6 CEU’s, Intermediate level, Domain of OT: OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00 USD
3 or more registrants – Early – $212.94| Regular – $236.60 (use code group3)
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