Online Course
Assessment and Training of Infant Sitting
Explore a family-centred and task-oriented approach to enhancing sitting in infants

2-2.5 hours





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Pam Versfeld
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Pam has a passion for sharing her knowledge of task oriented movement therapy for infants and toddlers

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Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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Physiotherapists working with infants and toddlers may need to assess a child in sitting. Sitting assessments have two objectives: determining where the child is in their developmental pathway and establishing what they can and can't do and why. This course will describe how to assess sitting, focusing specifically on two common assessment tools: the Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCo) and the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS). It then details strategies to enable therapists to support each stage of sitting development. However, the assessment and training of sitting are only part of a therapy session. There must also be a conversation with the family or caregivers to ensure a family-centred approach to setting goals and planning interventions.


This course aims to describe an evidence-based approach to the assessment and training of infant sitting.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Video
  4. Reading activity
  5. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 2-2.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.7 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCo) and Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS)
  • describe three components of task-oriented movement
  • discuss strategies to enhance an infant's ability to sit with support on a caregiver's lap
  • discuss strategies to enhance an infant's ability to sit using external support
  • discuss strategies to enhance an infant's ability to sit independently and transition to prone lying and kneeling

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Pam Versfeld: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
All the elements of this course are incredible and valuable for us. They are so effective in developmental skill training. Thank you so much.
Thiri Nwe