Monday 08 January 2018 to Saturday 13 January 2018

Course Leaders:

Christine Barber, Director, The Bobath Centre
Betty Hutchon, Head Occupational Therapist,  Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Venue: 

HSC Clinical Education Centre, Clady Villa, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Belfast

Applicants:

Priority for places on this programme will be given to physiotherapists from Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Trusts. 
To apply:  http://cec.hscni.net/Courses/Details/3232

What is it?

The emphasis of this course is to introduce course participants to the Bobath Concept and its practical application with babies from preterm age to 18 months.

Who is it for?

The course is suitable for non-Bobath trained physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and paediatricians/ neonatalogists who are currently working with babies and young children. We would recommend that therapists who apply for this course have at least one years current clinical experience with a moderate caseload of babies and young children who have cerebral palsy. There will be clinical practice sessions from the start of the course. 
Priority for places on this programme will be given to physiotherapists from Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Trusts.

Course Aims

To introduce course participants to the role of the neurodevelopmental therapist including assessment and intervention using Bobath concepts, both in NICU with preterm infants and with high risk infants in the first year of life.

Objectives

By the end of the course the participants should be able to:

  • Begin to apply the Bobath concept in early assessment and intervention to include current views on early treatment and management
  • Develop better facilitation / handling skills through problem solving
  • Demonstrate an understanding of typical and atypical development for preterm and term babies in the first year of life
  • Document observations of typically developing babies
  • Develop better observation skills through participating in and observing case studies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the neurological and developmental assessment tools / methods available to therapists in NICU and early intervention
  • Demonstrate an in depth knowledge and understanding of early patterns of brain damage, investigation methods, medication and medical intervention

How will the course be taught?

The format will include lectures on neurological and developmental assessment with video analysis, as well as daily treatment sessions followed by case presentations and practical demonstrations by a Senior Bobath tutor.

Applicants:

Priority for places on this programme will be given to physiotherapists from Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Trusts
http://cec.hscni.net/Courses/Details/3232

Fee: 
£885
Suitable for: 
Doctors
Neonatalogists
Occupational therapists
Physiotherapists
Speech and language therapists

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