– 2-day course
Course leader: Mijna Hadders-Algra
General Movements (GMs) are the most frequently occurring spontaneous movements of the fetus and young infant. Currently we know that the quality of general movements is a powerful predictor of present and future brain dysfunction.
The course consists of lectures and self-practice sessions during which video recordings of general movements of preterm and full-term infants will be scored. The lectures cover:
- theories on typical and atypical motor development
- typical development of GMs
- characteristics of atypical GMs
- practical issues on GM assessment
- clinical significance of atypicall GMs
The course leaves ample time for discussion.
The course is a post-graduate course for paediatric physical therapists, occupational therapists, neonatologists, (neuro)paediatricians, child neurologists and researchers in the field of child development.
Learner-based Course Objectives
- Knowledge on typical and atypical motor development
- Knowledge on typical GMs
- Knowledge on various types of atypical GMs
- Knowledge on assessment technique
- Knowledge on significance of atypical GMs for neurodevelopmental outcome
- Ability to carry out GM-assessment under supervision
The next course will be on April 15 and 16, 2021
(because of Covid-19 the course will be ONLINE via ZOOM)
For information and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org