Intensive Movement Training

For children with cerebral palsy

 

New Service

Recent research has shown that basic motor abilities and self-care skills improve in children with cerebral palsy following three-week intensive blocks of goal-directed activity delivered in a group setting. It also showed that the need for care-giver assistance in self-care and mobility decreased over this period of time. (Sosrdahl, A et al BMC Pediatrics 2010, 10:26).

At NICE we believe that all children should have the opportunity to focus their efforts on developing their movement and self-care skills as well as their general education. In recognition of this we are able to offer three week intensive block placements for children (Monday – Friday) to enable them to gain a greater understanding of their movements, increase their confidence and learn how to apply this learning into everyday skills. Children will follow a series of active movements and integrate these with direct teaching in everyday skills such as: moving around; dressing, eating etc.

These services are ideal for children who are attending school and may not have access to regular or intensive therapy and/or for those who need additional support following surgery or growth spurts.

The majority of children need a focused three week placement however one or two weeks can be suitable for some.

 This services will run Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm and Friday 8:30am – 2:00pm at a cost of £500 per week.

 We are recruiting now for the summer term so please contact Lyn Debono for further information on 0121 442 5540 or email ldebono@conductive-education.org.uk