20 paediatric Therapists ( PT & OT ) came to learn a new and deeper understanding of Children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurodevelopmental conditions and principles to improve their coordination.
Therapists were very interested and pleased to learn about this approach to treatment. It’s effective for paediatric therapists who believe in, or are open to an ‘holistic’ approach to therapy for each child.
The 2-Day programme included theoretical lectures, video analysis and live treatment demonstrations.
Dates: Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December 2017
We thank the venue: Gwyn Jones Primary School, Leytonstone, East London for kindly hosting us.
We will be back in East London for the full 4-Week MAES Course in July 2018 :-
MAES 4- Week Course – East London
Part 1: 16 – 27 July 2018
Part 2: 20 – 31 August 2018
Venue: Gwyn Jones Primary School, Leytonstone, East London, E11 1EU
COMMENTS FROM A FEW PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE TAKEN THIS 2-DAY COURSE:
‘MAES is very interesting and very different to any previous approach to Cerebral Palsy. I really like the MAES Approach and am keen to explore further.
Great to have something new in the approach to Cerebral Palsy and exciting to be encouraged to think differently. After two days, I wish I knew more and I would like to be able to practice similar handling skills.’
Wiz Chilton, Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist
‘MAES opens up a whole new world to CP. Jean-Pierre is an expert in his field with excellent presentation skills and hands-on clinical skills’
Marochelle Botha, Occupational Therapist
“I loved it. The hands-on approach and way of moving and motivating children will help my regular patients. Obviously the 4-Wweek course is the ultimate way to actually get the skills”.
Kirsty Williams, Physiotherapist
“MAES has changed my goals in treatments from focusing on the physical symptoms and influencing tone, and instead focusing on the brain function. It is ground breaking! The course is essential”.
Danielle Krige, Occupational Therapist
“I had been recommended by my colleagues to attend this MAES Course and they had previously met Jean-Pierre on a Bobath course and found him to be a very good trainer. I was therefore surprised to find that MAES is a completely different way of thinking to Bobath. It shows me how ‘stuck’ my mind has become in how I view CP and the difficulties children have. Now I feel that I can start to consider what components are ‘missing’. I can now start to deconstruct the previous though process I had and start to re-build using the MAES Framework. Very thought provoking and mind blowing.” HH
“A very good introduction to the MAES Framework; very useful as a stand alone 2 days, not just an advert for the full 4-Weeks course.” SP
‘MAES is a completely different way of thinking to Bobath’