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Advanced Course on Assessment and Early Intervention for Babies and Young Children

For therapists and medical doctors with a special interest in assessment and early intervention for babies and young children with suspected cerebral palsy or similar neurodevelopmental conditions.


Length of Course: 6-Days

Course Participant’s criteria:

The course is only open to Paediatric Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists and Doctors, who are currently working with young babies/ young children and who have successfully completed an 8-Week Foundation (Basic) Bobath Course ( Minimum 240 hours).

Course Aims & Objectives

  • Apply the Bobath Concept in early assessment and intervention, including current views on early treatment and management of babies and young children with Neurodevelopmental delay.
  • Develop better facilitation/handling skills through problem-solving around clinical case studies.
  • Use observation skills through video case studies and patient presentations to develop new clinical reasoning skills.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of typical and atypical development for preterm and term babies in the first year of life.
  • To be introduced to feeding development from preterm to term age and potential feeding difficulties.
  • Document observations of typically developing babies.
  • Gain a greater understanding of the assessment tools/methods available to therapists in early intervention:
    • Neurological assessment (Prechtl and traditional methods)
    • Developmental assessment (Bayley and others)
    • Behavioural assessment (Brazelton and NIDCAP)
  • Participate in daily assessment and practical treatment sessions with infants and young children, followed by case presentations.
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of early patterns of brain damage, investigation methods, medication and medical intervention.


Please contact us for course details.


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