Advanced Halliwick Course for Therapists in Paediatric Neurological Rehabilitation
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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: 13th to 17th August 2018 ( 5 Days )
Venue: St. Michael’s House, Belcamp, Dublin
Course Leader: Jean-Pierre Maes MCSP, IHA Senior Halliwick Lecturer
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.
Course Fee: – €700 Euros for the 5 days
This course is limited to 12 participants.
Places will be confirmed on receipt of payment.
A pre –requisite for this course is completion of a Halliwick Foundation Course.
In association with: Halliwick Swimming Association of Ireland
For an Application Form
and further information, please contact :
Local Course Organiser: Ursula Barrett
E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 00353 (0) 87 9349005
Ursula Barrett, Health and Leisure Department, Institute of Technology, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
AIMS and OBJECTIVES:
The aim of this course is to enable therapists and medical doctors, who have successfully completed a full Halliwick Foundation Course, to use the Halliwick Concept specifically in the context of therapy for children with neuro-developmental difficulties.
To enable course delegates (through active participation) to:
- 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.
- Maximise the therapeutic opportunities given by working in an aquatic environment.
- Develop treatment ideas and handling skills in the water.
- 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.
- Create specific opportunities for sensory motor development in a recreational context.
- 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.