M.A.E.S. Course - ‘Movement Analysis & Education Strategies for the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurodevelopmental conditions’
A specialist and practically based course for Paediatric Therapists (PT,OT, SLT) who want to do more in terms of therapy for children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurodevelopmental conditions. Gain new knowledge and develop new excellent clinical reasoning and treatment skills.
A new and different dimension to the treatment and management of children with CP.
- Learn to treat dynamically
- Target the brain
- Avoid or delay the ‘plateau’ effect
- Develop creative thinking
- Gain new ways to inform and guide parents
- Acquire new high-level observation and analytical skills
- Develop an extensive repertoire of new treatment strategies
Unique of its kind, this course has a strong emphasis on developing high-level observation, analysis and clinical skills.
Following successful completion of this course, therapists will be able to provide expert ‘hands-on’ treatment, based upon the individuals’ needs (rather than according to ‘type’ ) and to promote the development of skills in terms of mobility, hand function, constructive play, interaction and communication, for each child with CP.
Course Lead by Jean-Pierre Maes & M.A.E.S. UK Team
Jean-Pierre Maes MCSP, Consultant Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapist, Director M.A.E.S. Therapy International.
An expert in the field of Cerebral Palsy, Jean-Pierre has more than 30 years’ experience of treating babies and 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 neurodevelopmental conditions he has led for therapists and doctors world-wide.
This certified course is very ‘hands-on’. The format will include theoretical lectures, treatment demonstrations, workshops, case presentations and supervised daily practical sessions with patients during weeks 3 and 4. (20 Practical Sessions and 20 Workshops).
This practically based course has a strong emphasis on developing high-level observation, analysis and clinical skills.
There is an unusually high level of supervised practical sessions (almost 50% of time), with a wide variety of case presentations, giving depth and breadth to the learning experience. The course is specially designed to give participants time to translate theory into clinical practice and become expert in treating and managing their clients with neuro-developmental conditions.
Venue: Gwyn Jones Primary School, Leytonstone, East London, E11 1EU
The course venue is only 12 minutes’ walk from Leytonstone Underground Station (Central Line, Zone 3).
Length of Course: 4-Weeks (20-Days) course organised in two parts of two weeks each
The period between Parts 1 and 2 is to ensure participants put into practice the knowledge and skills gained in Part 1, before returning for Part 2.
Part 1: 11 – 22 July 2022 Online – live & interactive
Part 2: 15 – 26 August 2022 Face-to-Face
Week 1 11-15 July
Week 2 18-22 July
Week 3 15-19 August
Week 4 22-26 August
To apply for a place or for further information please contact Course Organiser:
Jonathan Salsbury MIoD E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Participant’s Criteria:
Participants must be experienced Paediatric Therapists (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists) or medical Doctors (paediatricians, neurologists), with at least two years’ experience in treating children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurological conditions. The course will appeal to therapists who are about to take their first postgraduate course in the field of Cerebral Palsy as well as to very experienced therapists who have already taken several specialist courses (e.g. Conductive Education, Vojta, NDT-Bobath, Sensory Integration, etc.).
For COURSE AIMS and further information: www.maestherapy.com
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