Courses

SANDTA  offers the following Paediatric course categories:

  1. Introduction to the Assessment and Treatment of Cerebral Palsy
  2. Bobath/Neurodevelopmental Therapy Basic Eight Week Paediatric Course
  3. Bobath/ Neurodevelopmental Therapy Advanced Paediatric Courses

For a profile and more information on each course, please refer to "Info"  (above) and on the "course profile" page a profile on each of the courses advertised appears. These profiles can also be obtained from the "downloads".

PLEASE NOTE: All CP Courses are fully booked and applications for the Baby course are also closed.

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PAST COURSES

Assessment & Treatment of Clients with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Advanced Bobath – IBITA accredited

The Programme will include:

Introduction in the theme of Traumatic brain injury(causes, problems, symptoms)
PVS /Remission phases and Assessment and treatment ideas
Neuro/- Pathophysiology information for Spasticity and Decerebrate Rigidity
Casting , Botolinum toxin as an added treatment tool

These courses are topic specific and the advertisements for such courses will outline the topic, aims and objectives. Length of advanced level ll courses is determined by the course leader, but is usually between 5 – 10 contact days.

 
The aim of these courses is to provide new and in depth knowledge of the specific topic.
The courses are open to therapists who have successfully completed the 8 week basic Bobath/NDT course. It is recommended, but not a prerequisite that at least one year has elapsed since completion of the Bobath/NDT Basic paediatric 8 week course.
 
Cerebral visual impairment and optic neuropathy have become the most common causes of visual impairment in children due to CNS damage. Children with cerebral palsy have a high probability of additional visual dysfunction. A combination of successful NDT treatment and visual processing is necessary. The course is aimed at addressing this need.

 

THIS COURSE IS FULL
 
This course aims to give therapists more in-depth knowledge of all aspects of infant development, enabling them to differentiate between typical and atypical development at an early age and to recognize when an infant is at risk and requires intervention.
 
Therapists will also be helped to refine, adapt and modify their skills to handling infants. 
 
Sensory and feeding difficulties will be specifically addressed.
 
Planning intervention together with the family and/ or other caregivers will be emphasized to empower them in the day-to-day management and handling of their infant.

 THE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF ADULTS WITH NEUROLOGICAL(THE BOBATH CONCEPT) - 2012 CONDITIONS

 This 5-day course focuses on a functional approach to the assessment, treatment and management of children with Cerebral Palsy. Based on the conceptual framework of the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) and the Bobath/NDT approach, it is a very practical course, aimed at improving therapist’s clinical handling skills within a problem-solving framework. 

THIS COURSE IS FULL

The Basic Course is open to physiotherapists, occupational therapists or speech therapists with at least two years full-time/equivalent postgraduate experience in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy.It is an intensive course presented at postgraduate level and is based on the course presented by EBTA (European Bobath Tutors Association). It has been modified to some extent to meet local conditions. SANDTA courses are recognised internationally.

 
It is recommended that course applicants should have first attended the five day Introductory Course in the Assessment and Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy. This is not compulsory, simply a recommendation. For the course to be more meaningful and to develop the skills acquired during the course, it is essential for therapists to be working with children before and immediately after the course.
The curriculum includes a comprehensive study of typical child development, the different types of cerebral palsy and their impact on development, and analysis of movement - both theoretical and practical. Other aspects covered include - aetiology, neuropathology, neurophysiology, surgery, splinting and positioning. The course also covers the specific Occupational therapy and Speech therapy aspects of the problems encountered by children with cerebral palsy.
 
This course includes treatment and practical handling sessions in which participants are expected to participate. During the course participants will be assessed on their written work, practical work and verbal presentations.
 
Please note that FULL attendance of the course is a requirement for certification.
A more detailed course profile can be downloaded from the website at www.sandta.org.za

 THE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF ADULTS WITH NEUROLOGICAL(THE BOBATH CONCEPT)

  This is a very practical course with the emphasis on improving participants’ analytical and clinical handling skills when working with children with dyskinetic cerebral palsy. The format includes clinical practical sessions, demonstrations, video case studies and lectures.


THIS COURSE IS FULL - PLEASE CONTACT THE ORGANISERS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST

Basic Bobath – IBITA accredited

“The evaluation and treatment of adults with Neurological conditions” 

 This 5-day course focuses on a functional approach to the assessment, treatment and management of children with Cerebral Palsy. Based on the conceptual framework of the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) and the Bobath/NDT approach, it is a very practical course, aimed at improving therapist’s clinical handling skills within a problem-solving framework.

  PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS FULL

 The Basic Course is open to physiotherapists, occupational therapists or speech therapists with at least two years full-time/equivalent postgraduate experience in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy.It is an intensive course presented at postgraduate level and is based on the course presented by EBTA (European Bobath Tutors Association). It has been modified to some extent to meet local conditions. SANDTA courses are recognised internationally.

This 5-day Introductory Course is aimed at physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists working with children with cerebral palsy in clinics, public service hospitals or institutions. 

 This 5-day Introductory Course is aimed at physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists working with children with cerebral palsy in clinics, public service hospitals or institutions. 

 THE ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF ADULTS WITH NEUROLOGICAL LESIONS – THE BOBATH CONCEPT

 This 5-day Introductory Course is aimed at physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists working with children with cerebral palsy in clinics, public service hospitals or institutions. 

 This 5-day Introductory Course is aimed at physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists working with children with cerebral palsy in clinics, public service hospitals or institutions. 

This 5-day Introductory Course is aimed at physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists working with children with cerebral palsy in clinics, public service hospitals or institutions. 

This 5-day Introductory Course is aimed at physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists working with children with cerebral palsy in clinics, public service hospitals or institutions. 

 Do you want to refine your handling skills specific to infants?

Want to learn about the sensory and feeding difficulties of babies?

This internationally recognised course aims to give therapists more in depth knowledge of all aspects of infant development, enabling them to differentiate between typical and atypical development at an early age and to recognise when an infant is at risk and requires intervention.

Teaching team:

P Lois Bly – Physiotherapist, an internationally respected NDT Coordinator-Instructor and clinician

P Christa Scholtz – Occupational Therapist, Senior Bobath Tutor

P Karien Marais – Speech Therapist, Bobath Tutor 

Prerequisites for Course Admission

Therapist must be a qualified Physiotherapist Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech/Language Pathologist that has successfully completed the 8 weeks Basic Paediatric course.

Therapist should have at least one year of professional experience after completed the 8 week Basic course with infants, one year and younger (highly recommended) and children with cerebral palsy and related neuromotor disorders.

Therapists should have the physical ability to participate in all aspects of this course and be registered with the HPCSA and SANDTA.

Cancellation Policy: After you have been accepted you will receive information regarding payment. No refunds after August 1, 2013. If this course is cancelled for any reason, you will receive a full refund. 

 The Basic Course is open to physiotherapists, occupational therapists or speech therapists with at least two years full-time/equivalent postgraduate experience in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy. It is an intensive course presented at postgraduate level and is based on the course presented by EBTA (European Bobath Tutors Association). It has been modified to some extent to meet local conditions. SANDTA courses are recognised internationally.

COURSE FULL

This is a five day course.  The course was developed by the SANDTA - Education Sub-committee and certified by SANDTA. 

Who should attend?

The course is specifically targeted at community service therapists and newly qualified therapists. However, it is open to any therapist or mid level worker who works with individuals with Cerebral Palsy and related conditions. 

COURSE FULL

This is a five day course.  The course was developed by the SANDTA - Education Sub-committee and certified by SANDTA. 

Who should attend?

The course is specifically targeted at community service therapists and newly qualified therapists. However, it is open to any therapist or mid level worker who works with individuals with Cerebral Palsy and related conditions. 

COURSE FULL

This is a five day course.  The course was developed by the SANDTA - Education Sub-committee and certified by SANDTA. 

Who should attend?

The course is specifically targeted at community service therapists and newly qualified therapists. However, it is open to any therapist or mid level worker who works with individuals with Cerebral Palsy and related conditions. 

This is a five day course.  The course was developed by the SANDTA - Education Sub-committee and certified by SANDTA. 

Who should attend?

The course is specifically targeted at community service therapists and newly qualified therapists. However, it is open to any therapist or mid level worker who works with individuals with Cerebral Palsy and related conditions. 

This is a five day course.  The course was developed by the SANDTA - Education Sub-committee and certified by SANDTA. 

Who should attend?

The course is specifically targeted at community service therapists and newly qualified therapists. However, it is open to any therapist or mid level worker who works with individuals with Cerebral Palsy and related conditions. 

This is a five day course.  The course was developed by the SANDTA - Education Sub-committee and certified by SANDTA. 

Who should attend?

The course is specifically targeted at community service therapists and newly qualified therapists. However, it is open to any therapist or mid level worker who works with individuals with Cerebral Palsy and related conditions. 

This internationally recognised course aims to give therapists more in depth knowledge of all aspects of infant development, enabling them to differentiate between typical and atypical development at an early age and to recognise when an infant is at risk and requires intervention.

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