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.

Outcome Measures Course

A one day workshop that will equip therapists to enhance their knowledge of goal setting and standardised outcome measures that are suitable for use with children with cerebral palsy and improve their ability to select measures appropriate to their caseload.

Gross Motor Function Measures Course

A one day workshop where therapists will learn how to administer the GMFM test which is vital in both clinical practice for monitoring treatment outcomes and within research with children with cerebral palsy.

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 and 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.

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.

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.  Priority for places on this programme will be given to physiotherapists from Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Trusts. 

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.

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.

Play workshop: The development and use of play in therapy with children who have cerebral palsy

This is a two day course for Therapy Assistants that will explore the development and importance of play, how we can use it effectively in therapy and how we can facilitate increased levels of participation in play for children who have cerebral palsy.

Early Assessment and Intervention with Babies and Young Children

This course will be held at the Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales, priority of places will be for therapists from Wales.  The course is suitable for Bobath and non-Bobath trained therapists who are currently working with babies (pre-term to 18 months) and wish to develop their assessment and intervention skills in this area.

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 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) 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.  An additional one-off workshop is available on 22 June for a small group of therapists to consolidate skills. If booked with the Quality FM workshop, a £60 discount will be applied.

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.