This is a post graduate course in the assessment and treatment of children with cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental conditions presented under the auspices of the South African Neurodevelopmental Therapy Association (SANDTA). It is a modular course and is based on the curriculum suggested by the European Bobath Tutors Association (EBTA) together with input from the Australian Bobath Neurodevelopmental Therapy Association (ABNDTA). It has been modified to meet local conditions. SANDTA courses are recognised internationally.
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The Foundation Course is open to qualified physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech-language therapists with at least two years full-time/equivalent postgraduate experience in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy (CP).
This course includes treatment and practical handling sessions in which you are expected to participate. If you have a medical condition which will affect your ability to ‘move and handle’ children and adults (practical sessions), it is your responsibility to assess the risk and inform us when you apply for the course.
The course has four modules which currently are completed within a 12 month cycle.
The modules are as follows:
TCD and neuroscience- it is presented online and consists of lectures, videos, and articles. The online course runs for 6 weeks and requires approximately 35 hours to complete. Approximately 20 CPD points. Completion of the course requires participants to complete a quiz at the end of each part of this course. The course also requires preparation work for and attendance at two Zoom tutorials
Classification and Bobath Concept- it is presented online and consists of lectures, videos, and articles. The online course runs for 6 weeks and requires approximately 35 hours to complete. Approximately 20 CPD Points. Completion of the course requires participants to complete a quiz at the end of each part of this course. The course also requires preparation work for and attendance at two Zoom tutorials
is a three-day face to face workshop focusing on the analysis of typical movement and facilitation skills
is the practical part of the course and runs for a period of 5 weeks. – Lectures and practical work take place from Monday to Friday and for 7 hours each day.
The course is designed to:
SANDTA tutors and tutor trainees present lectures and do demonstrations on assessment and treatment, and the participants receive supervised instruction in the principles of assessment and treatment during interactive practical and clinical sessions.
Please note that FULL attendance of the course is a requirement. A maximum absence of 2 days will be granted (at the course leader’s discretion) upon submission of a doctor’s note, or for unforeseen personal emergencies