Hambisela Pro Online:  Basic Principles of Assessment and Treatment of Cerebral Palsy

13 CPD Points


Our online course on cerebral palsy is an introductory course for physiotherapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists working with children affected by CP (especially in under-resourced hospitals).  This course will also be beneficial for therapy students as preparation for their community service year, and as a refresher for more experienced therapists.

It could also serve as a precursor to more practical handling courses presented by SANDTA and Malamulele Onwards.


This course will provide participants with knowledge on cerebral palsy and where to start treatment especially for those working in low resource settings, having to manage large case loads.  As well as how to involve parents / primary caregivers in a functional approach that will empower them to help their children reach their potential. 



The following topics are covered during the course:

  • What is Hambisela?

  • Classification, assessment and treatment of cerebral palsy

  • Positioning for function

  • Positioning products

  • Therapeutic feeding

  • Communication and AAC

  • Everyday activities

  • Teaching and classroom strategies

  • Play and toys

  • Facilitating a group


The sessions are pre-recorded and will be available to participants for two weeks at a time at set periods during the year.  The training course shall be available for on demand viewing at the links that will be provided to the participants.  All the modules must be completed within that time period.  The participant will need a computer or appropriate mobile device and internet access to view the training modules.

After each module the participant will have to answer a short questionnaire (with a pass rate of 70% - as per HPCSA guidelines) to receive their CPD points for that module.

2020 Dates:

09-22 March 2020

01-14 June 2020

17-30 August 2020

19-31 October 2020


Cerebral Palsy Association (Eastern Cape)

54 Admiralty Way, Summerstrand
Port Elizabeth

Phone: +27 41 583 2130
E-mail: info@cpaec.org.za

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