“My understanding and approach to children with CP has changed for the better.
Rather than seeing specific problems with, for example, muscles, movements, ‘spasticity’, I now have a better understanding of these as ‘symptoms’ and that therapy focus needs to be on the fact that the brain is the problem and therefore understanding how this affects the child and their movements is essential.
I enjoyed the small group and I enjoyed the video analyses as it gave more examples then we could have had from just our practical sessions and workshops and they also illustrated MAES Therapy in action and how to progress.
The MAES Therapy Framework makes sense to me in my new understanding of CP and with the child’s brain as the ‘conductor’.
I will be able to use this specifically for each of the children I see, to plot what skills they are missing and what they are over using and therefore plan my treatment accordingly. It also helps you to understand that the complexity of the task is a very important consideration and to think about motivation for the child to be successful in my therapy.
I would highly recommend this course to all of my colleagues, including OTs.
This course will be a complete turn around point in any therapist’s career, whether they are very experienced or more recently starting to work with children with CP. It makes you think and understand CP from the brain rather than looking at symptoms of only and as a therapist you’ll be up to progress your Childs potential more.
You will also understand the importance of play and using toys as part of your therapy.
It is amazing how much you can learn and change as a therapist in four weeks!
I am very excited to continue working with children with CP following this course.”
Michelle Jordan MCSP
Surrey, UK 2016