- Developmental assessment of children from birth to 12 months.
- Applications of developmental movement repatterning in working with infants.
- Safe and appropriate handling of infants.
- Educational play and toys.
- Professional issues in working with infants, parents and caregivers.
- Indications, contraindications, scope of practice and referrals.
- Offered by:
Infant Developmental Movement Education
- Minimum course length:
10 days, 70 class hours
Infant Developmental Movement Education, Somatic Movement Education Program
- Minimum course length:
4 days, 28 class hours
For further information about this course, including registration, tuition, and venue contact SOMA.
Heartfelt approach to witnessing the intention and organization of an individual through the lens of infant developmental movement. The keen observation skills of normal infant progression from newborn to toddler lay the foundation and map for the facilitation skills covered in IDME 2.The focus of the Infant Developmental Movement Education 1 and 2 courses is on learning a non-invasive, playful and heartful approach to interacting with infants and their families and on applying the developmental movement material specifically in facilitating normal movement in infants. This course includes:
Our senses begin as potential and develop in response to stimulation and experience. The senses of touch and movement are located throughout the body -- in every cell. The senses of vision, hearing, taste and smell are located in the head. It is through our senses that we receive information from our internal environment (ourselves) and the external environment (others and the world). How we filter, modify, distort, accept, reject, and use that information is part of the act of perceiving. Perception is a global experience. It is the psychophysical process of interpreting information based on past experience, present circumstances and future expectations. When we choose to absorb information, we bond to that aspect of our environment. When we block out information, we defend against that aspect. Learning is the process by which we vary our responses to information based on the context of each situation. This course includes:
- Exploration of the six senses (movement, touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision).
- Analysis of the perceptual-response cycle as the process of perception.
- Bonding, defending and learning as psychophysical processes based on your perceptions.