The Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction (Liesa Ritchie-Persaud) - Organised by the APCP PPIPS Committee

Event details

1.00pm - 7.00pm
£125.00 (APCP members only)


Event Organiser

APCP PPIPS Committee

The APCP PPIPS Committee are pleased to offer members the opportunity to attend 2 exciting courses with Leisa Ritchie-Persaud  PT, DPT, PCS in 2022. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Both courses will be delivered as LIVE-STREAMED WEBINARS via Zoom and WILL NOT BE RECORDED


Liesa is a licensed physical therapist in the US with 30 years experience in the field of pediatric therapy.  Dr Ritchie is a consulting physical therapist and the owner of Know to Change.  She has educated health care professionals nationally and internationally  in advanced treatment techniques and specialised practical training. 

EARLY BIRD OFFER: Book both courses for just £200.00 (for bookings made before 21 January 2022)

Therapeutic Evaluation & Treatment Of Toe Walking 

23rd & 24th March 2022 (1.00pm - 7.15pm)

This course teaches therapists to assess toe walking through a holistic view of the child, including biomechanics and sensory processing, to develop a systematic approach to devise an effective treatment plan.

  • Identify specific etiologies relevant to pediatric equinus gait
  • Discuss etiology-specific & age-appropriate assessment & management strategies for this population
  • Apply effective examination, evaluation, intervention and treatment strategies to toe walking in the pediatric population
  • Design an effective & individualized treatment plan for the pediatric patient
  • Explain the future consequences of incorrect intervention

The Treatment Of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction 

15th & 16th June 2022 (1.00pm - 7.00pm)

An in depth look at the significance of the vestibular, visual & proprioceptive systems to gross motor function, sensory based physical challenges, assessment of vestibular, visual & proprioceptive performance. To include video case analysis & group discussion.  Formulating & implementing treatment and strategies to increase motor skills.


  • Describe interdependent dynamics of sensory systems as they relate to gross motor function.
  • Assess and identify specific areas of sensory dysfunction in pediatric clients who are referred to physical therapy for gross motor challenges.
  • Apply skilled clinical reasoning in sensorimotor therapeutic interventions.
  • Develop sensory-based strategies to increase postural control, strength, coordination, motor planning, stability & mobility.
  • Explain evidence-based rationale for chosen therapeutic techniques to improve caregiver, team, and administrative communication and understanding.


These courses are available to APCP members only.  Find out about APCP membership