International Course ‘Infant Motor Profile’ (IMP) - Online Course

Soort cursus:

The Infant Motor Profile (IMP) is an 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 infant’s 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 infant’s motor repertoire (sufficiently variable or not; 25 items) and the infant’s 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). Studies indicate that the IMP is an instrument with good reliability and promising validity.

  • Doelgroep

    (Paediatric) physiotherapists, occupational therapists, paediatricians, neonatologists, paediatric neurologists and paediatric physiatrists


    Study load: The number of contact hours (2 days) is 12, the number of self-study hours is 20 (study the articles and practice with the Manual), the total hours of study load is 32. At the end of day two there is a final test session. Participants receive a certificate.

  • Programma

    Course dates
    October 9, 2023
    October 10, 2023

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

    October 9, 2023
    09.00     Welcome
    09.15     Start program
    10.45     Coffee break 
    11.05     Program
    12.45     Lunch 
    13.45     Program 
    17.00     End day 1

    October 10, 2023
    09.00     Welcome 
    09.15     Program
    10.45     Coffee break
    11.15     Program
    12.45     Lunch
    13.45     Program    
    15.50     Test

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    At the end of day two there is a final test session.


    Kirsten Heineman, MD, PhD, UMCG
    Dr. Tjitske Hielkema, rehabilitation specialist, UMCG


    CME: Continuing Medical Education credits will be organized for professionals belonging to the Koninklijk Genootschap voor Fysiotherapie.


    Wenckebach Instituut for Education and Training in cooperation with the department developmental neurology of the University Medical Center Groningen

  • Kosten

    The registration fee is € 250,- per person.


    Participation in this course is limited to a mininum and maximum number of participants. Registration takes place in order of entry. We will inform you about placement as soon as possible. Cancellation of your registration is possible until September 11, 2023. In that case, administration costs (€ 25,-) will be charged. Refunds are not possible for cancellations after this date. If you are unable to attend the course, a replacement can take your place.

  • Wenckebach Instituut voor Onderwijs en Opleiden
    Postacademisch Onderwijs/Leven lang leren
    (t) 050 – 361 3558 (e) [email protected]