‘A Better Understanding of Children with Cerebral Palsy and similar Neurodevelopmental Conditions and principles to improve their coordination’
For the benefit of Paediatric Therapists new or experienced who wish to gain new knowledge and insights that open the opportunity to further develop excellent clinical reasoning and treatment skills, for the treatment of children with CP and similar neurodevelopmental conditions.
Thought-provoking, stimulating and interactive, including analysis of numerous videos of clients with various ages and presentations.
- Understand key mechanisms that will improve the child’s ability to learn and progress, whilst avoiding (or delaying) a plateau effect.
- See how it is possible to target the brain where the problem originates i.e. improving the function of: Basal Ganglia for clients with Dyskinetic CP / White Matter for clients with PVL, …
- Observe and analyse various therapeutic activities that improve the way the brain is functioning following an initial insult and subsequent reorganisation.
M.A.E.S. Therapy is a pioneering evidence-based approach, underpinned by practice evidence, patient evidence and contextual evidence from over 30 years’ expert clinical and teaching experience world-wide and focusing on excellent treatment skills.
Course Aims: To introduce participants to:
- The M.A.E.S. Therapy framework: a specific framework for identifying the relationship between skills and tasks and its critical relevance in understanding the reasons for atypical patterns of coordination for each child with Cerebral Palsy.
- An understanding of why missing skills has long-term consequences on the ability to participate in activities of everyday life (including mobility, self-care, play and communication).
- Appreciate the necessity of providing the child with a different path for development by acting on the primary cause of the limitation, rather than concentrating on targeting the visible symptoms.
- Understand the application of the M.A.E.S. Therapy framework to develop individualised treatment strategies for each child.
- Understand the need for therapists to develop a wide repertoire of strategies to enable the child to develop a wider repertoire of ways to solve problems.
Jean-Pierre Maes MCSP Consultant Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapist, Founder & Director MAES Therapy International
& M.A.E.S. Team UK
Jean-Pierre is an expert in the field of Cerebral Palsy. He has more than 30 years’ experience of treating children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurodevelopmental disorders. Jean-Pierre is renowned internationally for his outstanding clinical skills, excellent teaching skills and for the numerous courses related to a variety of neuro-developmental conditions he has led for therapists and doctors worldwide
Length of Course: 2-Days.
Dates: Friday 9th & Saturday 10st February 2024
Further information: https://www.maestherapy.com/next-maes-therapy-courses/
To apply for a place or for further information please contact:
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