This 3½-day course provides an introduction to Prechtl 's Method of the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements in young infants. Compelling evidence has shown that using this assessment method at a very early age is the best predictor for cerebral palsy.
Through lectures, demonstrations and exercises, attendees will learn:
- The ontogeny of spontaneous motor activity
- Normal and abnormal general movements (GMs) from birth to 20 weeks post-term
- Practical instructions for recording and assessing GMs
- GMs and follow-up: individual developmental trajectories and their predictive power for later neurological impairments