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Introductory Course – Pretoria 2023

Monday, Jul 10, 2023 – Friday, Jul 14, 2023

8:00am – 4:30pm


This is a SANDTA-certified course that was developed by the SANDTA Education Sub-committee with the aim to provide therapists with introductory guidelines on the management of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Course presenters are SANDTA tutors, tutors in training, or experienced Bobath/NDT-trained therapists.

Who should attend?

The course is specifically designed for newly qualified physiotherapists, occupational and speech- language therapists in community service, but is also open to other qualified physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech-language therapists who work with children with CP.

Course Aim

This five day course focuses on a functional approach to the assessment, treatment and management of children with CP in different settings and incorporates the framework of the International Classification of Functioning (ICF).

Course Objectives

  1. To provide a framework for the holistic assessment of children with CP
  2. To provide a brief review of the classification of the main types of CP
  3. To introduce analysis and problem solving as the basis of intervention
  4. To develop participants’ clinical reasoning and handling skills
  5. To guide participants in developing a plan of care with appropriate posture and movement goals (24 hour postural management)
  6. To highlight the use of objects/toys to facilitate levels of play by exploration
  7. To demonstrate to participants how to relate a child’s functional activities and activity limitations to his/her participations restriction
  8. To provide guidelines on parent training and home management during activities of daily living
  9. To introduce the impact of visual impairment on function
  10. To describe typical eating and drinking problems experienced by children with CP and introduce principles and skills to address eating and drinking problems
  11. To review typical communication problems experienced by children with CP and discuss principles of intervention

Course Format

This course is presented by a multidisciplinary SANDTA team and comprises lectures, clinical practical sessions during which participants work in pairs with Individual children, treatment demonstrations by tutors and group work by participants.

CPD Accreditation

Course participants qualify for 34 CEUs – 30 General and 4 Ethical CEUs. Attendants will receive their CPD and Attendance certificates by e-mail after the course.


For international participants (all therapists working outside South Africa), proof of registration  with the relevant Professional Council (or equivalent body) in your country needs to be attached with your application. If this process is not relevant / compulsory in a country, the applicant needs to attach a certified copy of his/her degree/qualification document.

Event Category

In Person

Event Location

Alma School
404 Franzina St, Eloffsda
Pretoria, Gauteng, 0084

Event Fees

SANDTA Members
ZAR 5300.00
ZAR 5800.00
International Participants
ZAR 6300.00

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