Online Course
Perceptual-Motor Abilities of Infants in the 1 to 2 Month Period
Gain a comprehensive understanding of motor skill acquisition and communication in infants in the first 5 – 12 weeks

1.5-2 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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During the one to two month period, infants acquire many new skills. The infant's perceptive abilities help guide their motor choices and, ultimately, their motor skills. Initially, these skills are spontaneous, but they transition into more intentional patterns. This course provides foundational knowledge of infant development in the 1-2 month period including communication, social and fine and gross motor perceptual-motor. Having a good knowledge and understanding of how typical development emerges and changes over this period allows therapists to identify atypical development, how adverse circumstances affect development and how early intervention can be helpful in supporting infants and families.


The general aim of the course is to provide physiotherapists and occupational therapists working with infants the knowledge and skills to recognise, describe and analyse typical infant attention, vocal, social and perceptual-motor behaviour in the 1-2 month period (from 5 – 15 weeks.)


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

  1. Videos
  2. Reading activity
  3. 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 1.5-2 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 four ways in which infants interact socially during the one to two month period
  • identify general movement patterns that infants use during the one to two month period

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
This course is fantastic and effective for physiotherapists and occupational therapists. We can apply or use some techniques to assess or manage developmental training.
Thiri Nwe
It is a fantastic course by a most experienced tutor. I highly recommend it!
karthikeyan jothiramalingam
United Arab Emirates
It was a great short course making sense of basic concepts taught at an undergraduate level and highlighting development points not as milestone checklists but as references to complex development.
Lauren Heydenrych
South Africa