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Organised with Taiwan Physical Therapy Association (TPTA).

Fully Booked ! Taipei, Taiwan - M.A.E.S. Therapy



‘Movement Analysis & Education Strategies for the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neuro-developmental conditions’

Act on key mechanisms to improve children’s ability to keep learning and progressing, whilst avoiding (or delaying) a ‘plateau’ effect.

Target the brain: improve function of:  Basal Ganglia for clients with Dyskinetic CP, White Matter for clients with PVL, Cerebellum for clients with Ataxia, …

Highly practical in nature, this course is designed to expand your repertoire of interventions,  structure and develop clinical reasoning and clinical expertise.

A specialist course for Paediatric Therapists (PT,OT,SLT) and medical doctors who want to gain new knowledge and develop their clinical reasoning and treatment skills for children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurodevelopmental conditions.       

          Learn to treat dynamically

          Develop creative thinking for your treatments

          Acquire new observation and analytical skills

          Develop an extensive repertoire of new treatment strategies

          Gain new ways to inform and guide parents

本課程為期四周 (20天),分為第一及第二階段,各為期兩周。

Length of Course:   4-Week ( 20 Days) Postgraduate course, in two parts of two weeks.

第一階段:202396 () 917 (),台灣時間下午1點至晚上9點,線上課程

Part 1:    Weds. 6 September –  Sun. 17 September 2023   Weeks 1 & 2   Online via Zoom
Each Day Online:   Taiwan Time:  1.00 pm – 9.00 pm

 第二階段:2023929 () 1010 (),早上9點至下午5點,實體課程

Part 2:    Fri. 29 September – Tues. 10 October 2023    Weeks 3 & 4   Face-to Face
Each Day , Face-to-Face  09.00 am – 5.00 pm

Week 1     Wednesday 6 September –  Sunday 10 September 2023
Week 2     Wednesday 13 September –  Sunday 17 September 2023
Week 3     Friday 29 September  –  Tuesday 3 October 2023
Week 4     Friday 6 October  –  Tuesday 10 October 2023


It is very helpful for Participants’ learning to plan and make arrangements to use the period between Part 1 and  Part 2 to try putting into practice the knowledge gained in Part 1,  before returning for Part 2.

第二階段課程地點:國立陽明交通大學 物理治療暨輔助科技學系

台北市北投區立農街二段155號 生醫工程館六樓 (詳細教室地點待公布)

Venue Part 2 – Face-to-Face

The Pediatric Physiotherapy Dept., National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Department of Physical Therapy and Assistive Technology
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
No. 155, Sec. 2, Linong St., Beitou Dist., Taipei City,Taiwan




Course Fee:

For TPTA member paid before 18 April 2023, the course fee is 110,000 TWD, for non member 115,000 TWD

For TPTA member paid after 19 April 2023, the course fee is 112,500 TWD, for non member 117,500 TWD

要申請課程名額,請發送電子郵件至: 本課程的 TPTA 本地聯繫人:

Ming-Rong Siao, 物理治療師 MAES Trained Therapist

To apply for a place on the course, e-mail to:

TPTA Local Contact for this course:
Ming-Rong Siao, Physiotherapist  MAES Trained Therapist
E:   siaomingrong@gmail.com


學員須為兒童治療師 (物理治療師、職能治療師、語言治療師)或醫師 (小兒科醫師、小兒神經科醫師、兒童復健科醫師),且至少有兩年治療腦性麻痺及類似神經發展疾患兒童的臨床執業經驗。本繼續教育課程不僅適合初次針對腦性麻痺主題進修的治療師與醫師,也適合已認證國際課程的資深治療師。

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.



  • 提供一治療架構以充分理解並有效評估腦性麻痺及相似神經發展疾患個案的需求與問題
  • 分析動作協調表現,及有效且具邏輯的臨床決策
  • 學習任務分析,包含粗大與精細動作、感官與知覺、生物力學、認知等不同面向
  • 連結任務的執行品質和所發展的腦部能力
  • 根據典型的動作障礙臨床表徵(痙攣型徐動型協調不良型低張型與早產相關的腦性麻痺)預測動作行為及預後
  • 理解兒童因損傷而不具備特定腦部能力時,參與過度困難活動將產生的長短期後果;在理解上述的前提下,建立突破個案的疾病進程的治療優先順序及長短期目標
  • 培養問題解決能力,藉由提供個案個別化的知覺動作經驗,突破進步瓶頸
  • 辨識個案缺失的腦部能力,以此訂定治療目標的優先順序,並在治療策略中防止個案使用代償策略,以避免進入疾病進程的發展瓶頸
  • 培養創意思維及學習更多樣性的治療策略,協助個案在不同情境下,能自信發展出無法獨立發展出的新技能
  • 在治療過程中有效率地告知及引導家長,包含玩具的使用、提供居家互動及生活的建議等


Course Aims:

This course aims to:

  • Provide a ‘Framework’ for an effective assessment and better understanding of the challenges and needs of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and similar neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Gain expertise in analysis of coordination and effective and structured clinical reasoning skills.
  • Analyse Tasks in term of fine and gross motor, sensory, perceptual, biomechanical and cognitive components.
  • Relate the quality of execution of given tasks to the specific skills that the child has been able to develop and use to accomplish these tasks.
  • Predict motor behaviour (prognosis) based upon an in-depth analysis of typical presentations associated to spastic hypertonia, dyskinetic CP, ataxia, hypotonia and CP associated with preterm birth.
  • Understand the short and long-term consequences for the child to engage in complex activities, when the skills available are missing and consequently for therapists to establish priorities and short and long-term treatment plans to change the child’s natural course of development.
  • Develop high-level problem-solving skills to provide each child with specific sensory-motor experiences to make best use of their own potential for improvement.
  • Prioritise and identify which specific skills a child is missing and that need to be promoted and at the same time discouraging the compensatory strategies this child is over-relying upon and which prevents the development of more advanced skills.
  • Expand creative thinking and develop an extensive repertoire of treatment strategies and skills, which can then be applied more confidently in a range of situations to enable the child to learn new ways that he would have difficulty or not be able to develop on his own.
  • Effectively inform and guide parents during treatment sessions, including the use of toys for play and advise them how to best interact with their child during activities of daily living in a home environment.

Development of clinical skills:

Throughout the 4 weeks Therapists will have:

20 x  Practical Sessions with 1 child being treated by 2 or 3 therapists.

Therapists generally work in pairs with 1 child at a time and throughout the course they have a variety of children with different presentations of Cerebral Palsy.

20 x Treatment Workshops ( Therapists’ live Case Presentations )

There will be a total of around 20 – 30 different children with Cerebral Palsy to treat during Part 2,  allowing a high level of supervised practical sessions, allowing participants to link theory into practice and become expert in analysis and handling.

Course Leader :

Jean-Pierre Maes MCSP  Consultant Neuro-Developmental Physiotherapist

Founder & Director MAES Therapy International


Jean-Pierre Maes  MCSP

 M.A.E.S. Therapy International 創辦人暨總監




Jean-Pierre Maes物理治療師是M.A.E.S. Therapy International 創辦人暨總監,是腦性麻痺及相似神經發展疾病領域的專家。30年來在超過35個國家開授課程,他精湛的治療手法及豐富的臨床教學經驗也在國際享譽盛名,過去的治療及教學經歷,使他在兒童神經發展領域有獨到的見解與經驗得以傳承。

Jean-Pierre於1989年畢業於布魯塞爾,開始專精於兒童及成人神經領域的物理治療。1991年至1998年他先在Belgian Bobath Society執業,爾後到布魯塞爾的Belgium Bobath Centre。此後的十五年,他在倫敦的Bobath Centre擔任神經發展物理治療師顧問、Bobath高階講師、及常規課程講師。1998年至2013年期間,Jean-Pierre主講了大量的課程,成為最有經驗且最具影響力的國際Bobath-NDT高階講師之一,領導並教授Bobath所有基礎、進階、高階課程,同時擔任無數大學生、Bobath講師及Bobath高階講師的導師,他並曾在European Bobath Tutor Association (EBTA)以活躍的成員身分參與了20年。

然而Jean-Pierre希望突破現有的兒童治療瓶頸,因此在2013年離開Bobath-NDT,針對腦性麻痺及相似神經發展疾患兒童發展出一個開創性的介入模式,命名為Movement Analysis & Education Strategies (M.A.E.S. Therapy)。此新興的介入模式十分成功,Jean-Pierre並將M.A.E.S.認證課程帶向國際,教導期待專精在此領域的兒童治療師發展專業臨床技能。

Jean-Pierre Maes為以下組織會員:

APCP  – Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists, UK

CSP    – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK

EACD  – European Academy of Childhood Disability

HCPC  – Health and Care Professions Council, UK

IHA      – International Halliwick Association

            SANDTA – South African Neurodevelopmental Association (Honorary Life Member)




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