Dates to be announced
Virginia Knox, The Bobath Centre
What is it?
A training day in using this standardised test, which is validated for use for children with cerebral palsy and Down’s syndrome, aged 5 months to 16 years. There has also been some validation with children with acquired brain injury.
Who is the course for?
The course is suitable for paediatric physiotherapists. Some doctors and paediatric occupational therapists may also find it of interest, especially if involved in research projects using the GMFM. It is recommended that applicants have prior clinical experience working with children with cerebral palsy.
Course participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
- The features of the different versions of the Gross Motor Function Measure
- The key requirements of how to administer the GMFM-88 and 66.
- The different scoring systems for the GMFM-88 and GMFM-66
- GMFM Motor growth curves and percentiles.
The course is primarily aimed at ensuring participants feel confident to use the test at the end of the course. Therefore, other information such as the use of the GMFM within research will not be covered during this course.
This course involves participants practising administering test items on each other, therefore they should wear comfortable non-restrictive clothing. The tuition fee includes the price of the GMFM manual which delegates will receive at the start of the course.