If you want to gain new skills with children with cerebral palsy or have an interest in this area, the Bobath Centre can train you.
We offer a wide range of introductory, advanced and bespoke courses.
Most courses take place at the Bobath Centre in north London.
Advanced Early Assessment and Intervention with Babies and Young Children
This course will be of benefit to Bobath trained therapists who are currently working with babies and wish to further enhance their assessment, intervention and handling skills. This unique five and a half day course combines theoretical and problem solving elements with daily clinical sessions and workshops and will update knowledge of pathology, current investigative procedures and interventions.
Childhood Hemiplegia Course
This two day course will enable therapists to deepen their understanding and identify the different presentations of hemiplegia in childhood. The course provides the opportunity for therapists to explore this topic in depth, develop their knowledge of assessment, principles of treatment and treatment ideas, through a combination of demonstrations, video analysis and discussion.
Therapy Assistants Course
This two day course will introduce assistants to the Bobath approach and enable them to develop their skills and work more effectively with children with cerebral palsy. Participants will gain insight into the different presentations, how function may be affected, learn some principles of treatment and see how Bobath therapists apply their skills to activities such as play and communication through observation of demonstrations and discussion.
Basic Bobath Foundation Course
Participants will gain a comprehensive insight into the Bobath approach and advance their clinical assessment and treatment skills with children with cerebral palsy through interactive sessions held over eight weeks that will deepen knowledge of neuroscience, child development, classification, problem solving and communication whilst enhancing and developing hands-on skills. This is a fundamental course for therapists working with children with cerebral palsy who strive for the very best standards of treatment and management in their day to day work.
Introducing the QUALITY FM for Ambulatory Children and Youth who have Cerebral Palsy
This two day workshop provides an opportunity for participants to learn how to administer and score the Quality FM, a standardised measure of the quality of gross motor skills. Therapists will develop their ability to identify key areas to address in therapy to further improve function and quality of movement. The workshop is led by Virginia Wright of Holland Bloorview and combines lectures, group discussion and view and scoring of sample videos.
Introducing the CHALLENGE MODULE for Ambulatory Children and Youth who have Cerebral Palsy
This one day interactive workshop will focus on expanding participants’ thinking and enhancing clinical skills in assessment of advanced motor skills (Challenge Module) of children and youth who have cerebral palsy. The workshop is led by Dr Virginia Wright of Holland Bloorview and combines lectures, group discussion as well as viewing and scoring of sample training videos and participation of live administration of the Challenge Module. An additional one-off workshop is available on 17 February for therapists to consolidate skills.
Introductory Bobath Course to the Treatment and Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy
This two day course aims to provide an overview of the transdisciplinary nature of assessment and treatment within the Bobath Concept and will explore aspects such as classification of cerebral palsy and principles of treatment in a series of Tutor led treatment demonstrations. lecture and discussion.
Managing Cerebral Palsy in Adolescence and Transition into Adult Life
This course will highlight the changes that take place through adolescence, how these changes may affect young people with cerebral palsy and focuses on treatment and management strategies appropriate for adolescents and young adults during their transition into adult life. The course will enable therapists to develop their skills in reviewing the specific factors that impact on the activity and participation of adolescents with cerebral palsy and explore therapeutic management.
Breathing in Children who have Cerebral Palsy
This five day course has particular relevance for physiotherapists and speech and language therapists who would like to deepen their understanding of the effects that cerebral palsy has in breathing in children who have different presentations and wish to gain insight into how treatment can be adapted to improve aspects of the child’s activity.
Introductory Course for Speech and Language Therapists
This two day course aims to develop understanding of the relationship between how children move and the way they use verbal and non-verbal communication, eat, drink and breathe. The course will focus on the impact of Cerebral Palsy on these areas and offers treatment ideas that affect all aspects that the Speech & Language therapist would be involved in.
Introduction to Early Assessment and Intervention with Babies and Young Children
This five and half day course will be of benefit to therapists who are currently working with babies with cerebral palsy and wish to develop their assessment and intervention skills in this area. The emphasis of the course is to introduce course participants to the Bobath Concept and its practical application with babies from preterm age to 18 months.