M.A.E.S. Trained Therapists from Argentina, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and UK further developed their knowledge about coordination by studying and successfully completing the Prechtl General Movement Course (GM Assessment Course) at UCH – University College Hospital Education Centre, London.
Helen Bayliss PT “It was a great course and lovely to catch up with my MAES Therapy colleagues. It was really nice to see how the understanding of pre-term and early childhood movement is similar to the principles taught in MAES Therapy. Definitely recommend the course.”
Course Programme – Main Topics
- Development of GMs in the preterm and post-term period
- Clinical importance of studying GMs
• Main abnormal features of GMs
• Practical advice for The GMs neurological assessment
- GMs and cerebral palsy
Basic Course Outline
“General Movements are the most frequent motor pattern in the foetus and in the young infant. The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to Prechtl General Movement assessment in young infants.
This assessment method has shown its merit for the prenatal and postnatal evaluation of the integrity of the nervous system. Compelling evidence is now available that qualitative assessment of General Movements (GM) at a very early age is the best predictor for cerebral palsy.
Main topics of lectures, demonstrations and exercises are the ontogeny of spontaneous motor activity; normal and abnormal GMs from birth to 20 weeks post term; practical advice for recording and assessment of GMs; GMs and follow up; individual developmental trajectories and their predictive power for later neurological impairments.” *
Professor Christa Einspieler (Graz), Professor Fabrizio Ferrari (Modena), Natascia Bertoncelli (Modena)
Professor Christa Einspieler Institute of Physiology Medical University of Graz,
Dr Angela Huertas-Ceballos Consultant Neonatologist University College London Hospitals
The UCH Education Centre, 250 Euston Road,
London, NW1 2PG
Dates: 24 – 27 February 2020
*Ref: Information leaflet Prechtl General Movement Course (GM Assessment Course) at UCH London