Event Details

 Course Title:

 ‘A better understanding of Children with CP and similar neurodevelopmental conditions and principles to improve their coordination’

For the benefit of paediatric Therapists new or experienced (PT, OT, SLT) 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 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 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.


Dates:       Sunday 14th & Monday 15th April 2024

Venue:      Online, live and interactive via Zoom

Format:    The course will include lectures and videos analysis of a variety of presentations of CP

Course Lead By:      

Shane Brassell, PT MAES Therapy & Paediatric NDT
Sarah Smythe PT MAES Therapy & Paediatric NDT
M.A.E.S. Therapy Team South Africa

Course Fee:    £210 GBP    (approx equivalent  R4850  at time of publication)

Course Participant Attendance:   Course Participants are aware that they must attend the 2 days in full. Part attendance is not allowed.

Application & Registration:

For further information and to request a Registration Formcontact Local Course Organiser:

Shane Brassell, PT MAES Therapy & Paediatric NDT
MAES Therapy SA Coordinator
E:  maestherapyrsa@gmail.com


Course Aims: 

To introduce participants to:

  • The MAES 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 MAES 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.


With this 2-Day Course, you will be introduced to M.A.E.S. Therapy and have an overview of the content that is developed during the 4-Week Foundation Course and gain an understanding of the clinical reasoning that defines the M.A.E.S. Approach.

You would need to complete the 4-Week Foundation Course to learn and be skilled at applying the MAES Therapy Approach in practice.





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