Advanced Halliwick Course
for Therapists in Paediatric Neurological Rehabilitation
Develop a better understanding of the therapeutic needs of children with neuro-developmental difficulties (Cerebral Palsy and similar conditions) and how to address these needs using the Halliwick Concept of swimming and rehabilitation in water, at an advanced level.
Dates: 11 – 15 December 2018 ( 5 Days )
Course Leader: Jean-Pierre Maes MCSP, IHA Senior Halliwick Lecturer
Founder & Director MAES Therapy International
Venue: Amirs Gym, 8, Persiaran Damansara Endah, Bukit Damansara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Course Participants’ Criteria:
This course is open to Therapists (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists) and medical Doctors who are working with Children and Adults with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurological conditions. All participants will need to have completed a 4-Day Foundation (Basic) Halliwick Course prior to this course.
The course will be presented in English.
Course Fee: RM 4,500./- Currency: Malaysian Ringgit – RM
This course is limited to 12 participants.
A pre–requisite for this course is completion of a Halliwick Foundation Course.
Local Course Organiser: Fezia Tyebally E: firstname.lastname@example.org
AIMS and OBJECTIVES:
The aim of this course is to enable Therapists (PT, OT & SLT) who have completed a full Halliwick Foundation Course to use the Halliwick Concept specifically in the context of therapy for children with neuro-developmental difficulties.
Through active participation, course participants will:
- Deepen and further develop the application of the Halliwick Concept gained during a Halliwick Basic/Foundation Course.
- Develop a better understanding of the therapeutic needs of children with
neurodevelopmental difficulties (Cerebral Palsy and similar conditions) and how to address these needs using the Halliwick Concept at an advanced level.
- Identify and prioritise treatment aims.
- Take part in problem-solving sessions in small groups about specific therapeutic issues related to treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy.
- Maximise the therapeutic opportunities given by working in an aquatic environment.
- Develop treatment ideas and handling skills in the water.
- Take part in practical sessions with clients in the water under supervision.
- Reconcile the clients’ needs on dry land with treatment aims in the pool.
- Design appropriate activities for group work and individual sessions, to provide
clients with new movement experiences and control of movement.
- Evaluate and progress practical sessions with clients in the water.
- Justify therapeutic intervention, using clinical reasoning skills, based upon the
individual clients’ unique presentation and needs.
This is course has a strong balance of theory and practical application throughout the five days.
Full attendance and participation in the water sessions will be required.
A Certificate of Attendance will be given upon completion of the Course.