The Association is hosting the half-day training programme Development Resource Stimulation Programme (DRSP) in Port Elizabeth on Friday 24 February 2017, with possible repeat on Saturday 25 February 2017 if there is sufficient demand.
Who should attend:
Health care therapists working on management of patients with neurological dysfunction, including Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.
The training course will assist and broaden the participant’s treatment management for patients with Down syndrome as well as patients with developmental delays. The latest evidence for the assessment and treatment techniques will be presented. The new information will be embedded into the task-orientated approach, with a focus on the importance of the therapist’s role in using this approach effectively.
The course will end off with a review of the necessity of therapists measuring their client’s progress, and the methods of doing this successfully. Guidance will be given to therapists on how to practically change their current practice to ensure they apply these new findings to their management of patients with neurological dysfunction.
- To revise the most important aspects of the clinical management of children with Down syndrome and children with developmental delays;
- To understand the role of parent and therapist;
- To understand different handling strategies applying to therapy;
- To understand the task orientated approach;
- To equip you to ensure your treatment is comprehensive;
- To audit your effectiveness in your practice;
- The workshop will also review clinical reasoning used in the South African context, and a review of the effectiveness of the use of well-known neurological theories in our contexts;
- To effectively plan a treatment programme for patients with neurological dysfunction in chronic and rural settings in the Eastern Cape.;
- To develop practical skills in applying the new findings in the treatment of patients with Down syndrome and/or developmental delays;
- To understand the use of the task orientated approach in the use of activities;
Continuing Professional Development (CPD):
Participants in the DRSP Course will receive an Attendance Certificate and 5 CPD points based on their attendance.