‘Introductory Bobath-NDT Course to the Treatment and Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy’.
Duration: 2-Day Course
Course Dates: 24 & 25 April 2014
Venue: The Twin Towers Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Course Leader: Jean-Pierre Maes MSCP, Bobath-NDT Senior Tutor
Course Participant’s Criteria:
The participants must be qualified Therapists (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists) or medical Doctors who are preferably already working in Paediatrics/with children with Cerebral Palsy.
The Local Course Organiser is: Physiotherapy Association of Thailand
The Local Contact is: Chairat Sae-kow
Course Aims & Objectives
To provide Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and medical Doctors (who work with children with cerebral palsy) with a better understanding of the clinical features and principles of treatment for children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and similar neurodevelopmental conditions.
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
– Understand basic principles that are specific to the Bobath Approach.
– Understand key aspects of typical child development and their relevance to the treatment of children with cerebral palsy (CP) and similar neurodevelopmental conditions.
– Recognise characteristics commonly seen in children with Spastic Hypertonia and Dyskinetic CP
– Understand the role of parents in the daily management of their child.
– Demonstrate how, with a hands-on approach, a therapist can change the alignment and the way a child moves and participates in daily life activities.
– Explain the importance of assessing children in functional situations, as part of the clinical reasoning process to guide therapeutic intervention.
– Use improved analysis and assessment skills to more effectively treat neurodevelopmental conditions.