Infant Motor Profile (IMP) course

Datum:6 februari 2020 - 7 februari 2020
Organisator: Institute of Developmental Neurology University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Type: Symposium
The Infant Motor Profile (IMP) is a novel instrument to assess motor development in infancy.

Theoretical background of the IMP

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).

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