Course Infant Motor Profile (IMP)

Introduction

linkThe Infant Motor Profile (IMP) is a novel instrument to assess motor development in infancy.It is a video-based assessment for infants aged 3 to 18 months, or rather until the age of walking independently for a few months. It is based on a video of about 15 minutes of spontaneous motor behaviour in supine, prone, sitting, standing, walking and during reaching and grasping  depending on the age of the infant. The IMP does not only include information about the infants motor achievement but also information about the way in which the infant accomplishes his/her achievements. The qualitative aspects of the assessment are based on the principles of the Neuronal Group Selection Theory (NGST). This means that key parameters in IMP assessment are the size of the infants motor repertoire (sufficiently variable or not; 25 items) and the infants ability to make an adaptive selection out of his/her repertoire (15 items). Other domains are performance (23 items), symmetry (10 items) and fluency (7 items). The first studies indicate that the IMP is an instrument with good reliability and promising validity.

The course starts with the theoretical background of the IMP. Thereafter ample time will be devoted to practise, mostly on the basis of existing video recordings, but also on the basis of newly made video recordings.

Information

Course dates: January 10 and 11, 2019

Interested, please contact us (see contact details below).
gb50English spoken course

Info and registration:

Mw. Anneke Kracht
tel: 050 3614252
fax: 050 3619158
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Organization:

  • Institute of  Developmental Neurology
    University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)

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