Understanding and Managing Children with Cerebral Palsy and Related Conditions
Dr Sidney Chu FCOT, PhD, MSc, Prof.DipOT, PDip(Biomech), BDADip(Dyslexia), OTR Honorary Fellow, Brunel University London Fellow, College of Occupational Therapists (UK) Honeory Member, Sensory Integration Network - UK & Ireland
On 28-30 June 2016 in Derby for 3 Day(s)
at London Road Community Hospital

This three-day course is specifically designed for paediatric therapists and other health/education professionals who work with children with cerebral palsy in early intervention programmes, special preschool education centres, special schools and community services. The course will cover current concepts and principles that underlie the theory, assessment and treatment of children with different types of cerebral palsy and related conditions. After completion of the course, participants will be able to understand the contemporary approaches in the assessment and treatment, and apply the knowledge in the management of children with cerebral palsy in different settings.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to;

  • Understand the current concepts of cerebral palsy in relationship to different aetiological factors and the changing clinical picture of the condition.
  • Differentiate different types of cerebral palsy and describe the clinical picture of each type.
  • Discuss the theory, key concepts and treatment techniques of the Neurodevelopmental Treatment (Bobath) for children with cerebral palsy.
  • Apply different assessment procedures in the overall evaluation of children with cerebral palsy, including postural analysis, therapeutic handling of the child and the use of different standardised test and levels of motor functions.
  • Integrate the knowledge of normal motor development and different neurodevelopmental concepts in the evaluation and intervention of children with different types of cerebral palsy.
  • Adopt the principles of family-centred care approach in service delivery.
  • Integrate different treatment approaches to develop a multi-faceted intervention programme in order to promote the child's participation in different functional and learning activities within home and educational environments.
  • Select appropriate therapeutic equipment to meet the child’s postural needs in lying, sitting, standing during different daily and learning activities.
  • Develop a 24 hours postural management programme to facilitate the child's involvement into different functional activities in eating, dressing, toileting, play and learning activities.
Additional Information
  • This course contains elements towards KSF Core Dimensions 1, 2, and 5 also HWB 2, 4, 6 and 7
  • Attendance certificate will be issued.
  • CPD: 18 hours.
Fees / Funded Places
  • £330.00
  • Limited funded places maybe available for AHP's working for the NHS in The East Midlands.

  • Includes refreshments.
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