A Study of the Holistic Approach to Child Development '22 - Athens
3 days
Seminar Room EPIMORFOSIS 105 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str. (ex Eleftherias), 18345 – Moschato – Athens
120€   ( until 17/11/2022 )
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The seminar is addressed exclusively to Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists and other Health Professionals.

Course Language

The language of the seminar will be Greek and Italian with simultaneous translation to Greek.


EPIMORFOSIS intends to organize the seminar A Holistic Approach to Child Development with Professor Charalambos Karkoulas.

The seminar lasts 2.5 days and will be held in Athens.

The cost of the seminar amounts to 320€.

For the finalization of the participation, the amount of 120€ must be prepaid.

The remaining amount of  200€ must be deposited at least 2 days before the start of the seminar.


Development occurs holistically, beyond a medical-centered model.  Humans need to interact with the environment and develop the ability to control it.
The growing body of literature suggests that during the developmental stages of humans, the systems of sensory-motor, psyco-emotional, language and representations of the world and ideas engage in a dynamic interplay. 

Theoretical, cognitive and neurosciences confirm the link between mind – body integration (Bοrghi, 2014), illuminating the need for approaching human development in an interdisciplinary manner.
The purpose of this seminar is to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills for effective treatment of children patients through observation and assessment.
The main objective is to offer insights on child’s developmental stages so that they can design an effective, milestone-based  intervention from infant to early school ages.
The seminar covers the most modern developmental theories of neural networks in addition to models of hierarchy, evaluation and assessment of developmental stages, so that participants can develop effectively patient-specific intervention programmes.


In a nutshell, the seminar covers the following areas:

  •  visual-motor development (0 – 6 ages), visual perception and association with learning process as well as vision – body posture 

  •  infant motor development (0 – 12 months): interaction with the environment, and reflexes

  • development of social communication and underlying structures 

  •  fine motor development (age-related, reach, grasp and release activities and challenges) 

  •  sensory skills, activities for improvement of fine motor, examples of developmental disorders impacting motor

  •  up to date, modern, psychodynamic and biological theories (ie. infant research), children developmental milestones, theory of mind, theory of attachment, Stern’s theory, mirror neurons and empathy

  • theories linking developmental models to psychology and neural sciences

  • age-related expression of emotions and effective therapeutic strategies

The aim of the seminar is to offer participants the necessary knowledge and skills required for an effective intervention through observation and assessment of the child.
The main aim, is to understand the areas of development as well as basic principles of evaluation in order to create a treatment plan or intervention based on the developmental milestones of the child from infancy to the first school year.
During the seminar, more modern developmental approaches for the development and operation of neural networks will be analyzed.
Models of hierarchy, assessment and evaluation of developmental stages will also be presented so that the design of the treatment program leads to a more effective intervention in the most appropriate and economical way.


1. Palumbo Gino, Physiotherapist, Vojta trainer

2. Del Mauro David, Optometrist MSc

3. Karkoulas Charalambos, Speech Therapist

4. Aikaterini Symeonidou, Occupational Therapist, Msc

5. Oikonomakou Margarita, Clinical Psychologist – Psychotherapist Msc


Barsalou, L. W. (1999). Perceptual symbol systems. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22 (4), 577– 660.
Borghi, A.M. and Cangelosi, A. (2014), Action and Language Integration: From Humans to Cognitive Robots.Top Cogn Sci, 6: 344-358. doi: 10.1111 / tops.12103
Di Vicenzo F., Manzi G., 20012. L’origine darwiniana del linguaggio. MicroMega, 1/20012: 147-176.
Rizzolatti G., Sinigaglia C., 2006. So quell che fai il cervello che agisce I I neuroni specchio, Raffaello Cortina Editor.
Yuwapoom, W., Nopmaneejumruslers, K., Jiawiwatkul, A., & Kleebpung, N. (2017). A Study of the Holistic Approach to Child Development According to the DIR / Floortime Concept: Banlat Hospital, Phetchaburi. International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health, 5 (1), 43-54. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/cdmh/article/view/76406

Time Schedule

Day 1
14.00 – 14.30 Registrations
14.30 – 17.00 Mirror neurons and phylogenesis of language (Karkoulas Charalambos)
17.00 – 17.30 Break
17.30 – 19.30 Social communication, language function, hierarchy of evaluation criteria (Karkoulas Charalambos)
19.30 – 20.00 Questions

Day 2
09.00 – 11.00 Motor development and pathology (Palumbo Gino)
11.00 – 11.20 Break
11.20 – 13.00 Μotor development and pathology (Palumbo Gino)
13.00 – 13.30 Questions & Answers
13.30 – 14.00 Break
14.00 – 15.30 Sensory Development (Aikaterini Symeonidou)
15.30 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 17.15 Development of fine motor skills (Aikaterini Symeonidou)
17.15 – 17.45 Questions & Answers

Day 3
09.00 – 11.00 Visual-motor skills development,  body posture (David Del Mauro)
11.00 – 11.20 Break
11.20 – 13.00 Assessment of visual motor skills (David Del Mauro)
13.00 – 13.30 Questions & Answers
13.30 – 14.00 Break
14.00 – 15.00 Psychodynamic theories of emotional development (Oikonomakou Margarita)
15.00 – 16.00 Empathy and development milestones (Oikonomakou Margarita)
16.00 – 16.30 Questions & Answers & Wrap-up

Ways of Payment

1. Credit or Deposit card payment
You can deposit the down payment or the total fee via credit or deposit card (Visa, Mastercard & American Express) from the webpage of each course, through VivaPayments.
You are solely responsible for the proper entry and the genuineness of your credit/deposit card’s details. EPIMORFOSIS bears no responsibility in case of any error.
Any payment commission is charged to  EPIMORFOSIS

2. Deposit – Transfer to our bank account.
You can deposit or transfer the requested amount for your registration to the following accounts, writing your full name in the field “Reason for the Beneficiary”:
ΙΒΑΝ: GR5501722380005238070348955
IBAN: GR6801102170000021744103439
ΙΒΑΝ: GR4801407080708002002013410
ΙΒΑΝ: GR4502600370000010201090153
The bank transfer fee charged to EPIMORFOSIS

Terms of Participation

1. A certificate of attendance, a degree or a diploma will be issued.
2. Printed handouts are provided (notes or relevant book).
3. In case of cancellation of the seminar due to EPIMORFOSIS’s responsibility, deposited fees will be refunded immediately.
4. EPIMORFOSIS reserves the right to change the date or postopone  seminars, informing participants by phone and / or sms & e-mail. In such a  case participants are entitled to request full refund of their fees if they do not wish to attend the seminar on the new date or to use this amount for their participation in other seminars or services of the company.
5. In the event of a strike, government’s bans, heavy bad weather, and generally any event beyond the reasonable control of the organisers  which impedes the execution of part or all of the seminar, the organizers reserve the right to change the date and time of the event. In this case the fees are not refundable but are valid as they are.
6. Cancellation of participation due to participant’s responsibility is possible only by email, as follows:
• up to 30 days prior to the start of the seminar, all deposits are refundable.
• up to 15 days prior to the start of the seminar, 50% is refundable.
• no refund after this deadline, exceptions could be only by decision of EPIMORFOSIS.
7. The realisation of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants, in time.
8. It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).
9. LLC-1 EPIMORFOSIS keeps the right to change course venues.


You can make your reservation directly by stating the name of Epimorphosis.

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