Current Clinical Topic: Infant Motor Profile
Weighting course content
theoretical and scientific expertise
practical knowledge, transfer, linking
Details of the course content
The Infant Motor Profile (IMP) is a novel video-based instrument to assess the motor development of infants aged 3 to 18 months. Based on video-recordings of spontaneous motor behaviour in supine, prone, sitting, standing, walking and during reaching and grasping. The IMP provides information about the infant's motor repertoire,its abilities to select adaptive motor strategies and about grooss and fine motor achievement. It consists of five domains: movement variation, adaptability, performance, symmetry and fluency. Initial studies have shown good reliability and promising validity.
At a glance
Qualification: course certificate, Infant Motor Profile
Duration: 2 days
Costs: CHF 480.00
Comment on costs:
The course material is included in the course fee and provided in electronic form. The purchase of further specific technical literature is optional and at the expense of the student.
Prices are subject to change.
Location: The courses usually take place at the School of Health Professions which is a few minutes walk from the train station.
Zurich School of Health Professions
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Languages of instruction: German, English
Objectives and content
Physiotherapists with experience in the treatment of infants and young children
- You know and understand the current leading theory of neuromotor development
- You understand the structure of the Infant Motor Profile
- You know the different IMP domains and can distinguish them
- You can perform the Infant Motor Profile correctly in practice
- You can evaluate and interpret the Infant Motor Profile
- Theoretical background of the Infant Motor Profile
- Principles of motor development on the basis of the Neural Group Selection Theory
- Evaluation of the IMP based on video examples
- Implementation and evaluation of an IMP assessment with a child
Presentations, discussion, videos, shared IMP video assessment, self-study
Enquiries and contact
Mijna Hadders-Algra (MD, PhD) is Professor of Developmental Neurology at the Beatrix Children's Hospital of the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), the Netherlands
Course dates in 2019 (subject to change):
General teaching hours:
9.15am - 4.30pm (exceptions are possible)
Low cost accomodation:
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Information for applicants
- Physiotherapist from a university of applied sciences or with a college degree
- Knowledge of German is an advantage (the language of instruction is English)
Starting dates and application