Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control

Do you work with infants and children with poor trunk control? Many tests of posture control consider the trunk as a single segment. The Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCo) provides you with a more precise tool to measure postural control and support function for children with disabilities. 

In this course, Sandy will teach you how to administer, score and interpret the SATCo using multiple videos and case studies. You will learn to correct the most common tester errors and client compensations to improve your testing accuracy.

By using the SATCo, you can pinpoint the support your client needs to function and participate in the classroom, at home and in the community. You will also have another tool to measure outcomes of your interventions. 

Closed Captioned in English. 

BONUS: PRACTICAL TOOLKIT - SATCo Test Form and Instructions; DIY SATCo Bench Strap System Instructions

BONUS VIDEO - SATCo Pelvic Strapping Review

Course Curriculum

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Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control - Administration, Scoring & Psychometrics

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What therapists say about Sandra

This assessment tool was new to me. Adding this assessment to my toolbox seems like it will help a lot with determining exactly what to focus on.

- Therapist from NEXT Conference

Really enjoyed the videos and found them very helpful.

- Therapist from APTA's CSM 

This will change the way I approach learning trunk control to focus more specifically at the level where there is a loss of control.

- Therapist from NEXT Conference

INSTRUCTOR: Sandra Saavedra, MS, PT, PhD is a pediatric researcher and Associate Professor at the University of Hartford. She has more than 25 years of clinical experience as a pediatric PT, and is a national leader in researching, teaching and applying segmental principles to treatment of posture impairments in infants all the way to older children, from those with mild to severe disabilities. She played a major role in the refinement and validation of the Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCo). She works with various clinical and school-based settings to apply SATCo principles to assessment, interventions, selection of adaptive equipment and measuring outcomes. 




At the completion of the course, the learner is expected to:

  1. Identify 2 examples of how using the SATCo can promote a child’s function and participation in meaningful activities 
  2. Determine 3 important testing techniques when using the SATCo
  3. Select the correct SATCo score and level of trunk control based on a completed SATCo score form


  • Why Use SATCo?
  • Test Procedures
  • Common Tester Errors & Compensations
  • Scoring and Interpretation
  • Psychometric Properties
  • Post-test: 10-item multiple choice. 70% correct answers required to receive a certificate


1.5 continuing education hours of training are awarded to learners who complete this course.

  • Apply EBP, LLC is an approved provider of CEUs for PTs and PTAs in IL, NY; and for OTs and OTAs in IN, IL, NY, and AOTA (see imprimatur below for details).
AOTA Approval 0.15 CEUs
  • This webinar is approved for PTs and PTAs in AR, CA and TX (Approval #74164TX).
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  • If you would like to obtain CEUs for another state, please email us.

Learners must watch the video and complete course requirements, including scoring 70% or higher in the post-test to receive a certificate. Five (5) post-test retakes are allowed; if you exceed this limit, please email us.


  • You will have access to this course for at least 60 days.
  • There is no cancellation once course is purchased. Please email us if you have any questions.
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