The Association is hosting the 4-day training programme Prechtl’s Method on the Quanlitative Assessment of General Movements (Advanced Course) in Port Elizabeth from 21 to 24 August 2017.
Who should attend:
Health care professionals working in the field of infant neurology, neonatologists, pediatric neurologists, general pediatricians, developmental and behavioral pediatricians and physical and occupational therapists.
NOTE: Participants in the Advanced Course must have already successfully completed the Basic Course, and already be engaged in applying Prechtl’s Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements.
Advanced Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the optimality concept and detailed assessment of general movements;
- Assess the components of GMs (speed, amplitude, intensity, rotations etc.) during the preterm and term age and evaluate the individual trajectory;
- Assess fidgety movements and the concurrent motor repertoire (movements and postures) in 3- to 5-month-old infants;
- Discuss their own recordings.
Participants in the Advanced Course will be required to undertake a Reliability Test on the final day of the course. Participants who successfully complete the Reliability Test will receive a Certificate of Reliability in Qualitative Assessment of General Movements, issued by the General Movements Trust.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD):
Participants in the Advanced Course will receive an Attendance Certificate and 21 CPD points based on their attendance.
Special offer to participants:
As an add-on, participants can order the reference book (co-authored by Dr. Christa Einspieler), which will be bulk-ordered and then available at registration on the first day of the programnme. The cost of the book is R1,000.00 including VAT.
“PRECHTL’S METHOD ON THE QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF GENERAL MOVEMENTS IN PRETERM, TERM AND YOUNG INFANTS”
Authors: Christa Einspieler; Heinz FR Prechtl; Arend F Bos; Fabrizo Ferrari; Giovanni Cioni
About your trainer:
Christa Einspieler received her degree in Physiology and Psychology at the University of Graz, Austria. She has been working in behavioural analysis for over 20 years and received special training inter alia at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (Heinz Prechtl). She is currently Professor of Physiology at the Medical University of Graz. Her main research topics are the ontogeny of behaviour, fetal movements, motor development in preterm, term and young infants, age-specific neurological assessments, and neurolinguistics. She is author or co-author of more than 100 scientific papers in indexed journals (SCI/SSCI/PUBMED), has contributed to more than 25 books from international publishers, and published two monographs on fetal and early motor behaviour (Clin Dev Med 167, Clin Dev Med 189).