Prechtl’s Method of the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements- Basic Course

This three and a half day course provides an introduction into Prechtl’s Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements in young infants. This new assessment method has shown its merit for the prenatal and postnatal evaluation of the integrity of the nervous system. Compelling evidence is now available that qualitative assessment of General Movements (GMs) at a very early age is the best predictor for cerebral palsy. This method has become a potent supplement to the traditional kind of neurological examination.

Who should attend? Medical specialists, neonatologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered nurses, and other professionals in the field of infant neurology

Main topics of lectures, demonstrations and exercises are:

  • The ontogeny of spontaneous motor activity;
  • Normal and abnormal GMs from birth to 20 weeks post-term;
  • Practical instructions for recording and assessment of GMs;
  • GMs and follow-up: individual developmental trajectories and their predictive power for later
    neurological impairments.

The course fulfils the standards specified by the GMTrust.


A/Prof Alicia Spittle, The University of Melbourne, Australia


  • Sunday 1st November – 4th November
  • 8:30am – 4:30pm Thursday – Saturday
  • 8:30am – 12:30pm Sunday


Cerebral Palsy Alliance, 187 Allambie Road,
Allambie Heights NSW 2100 Australia


  • AUD $1,650 includes
  • Thu – Sat: Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • Sun: Morning Tea only

Date: 1 November - 4 November

Location: Cerebral Palsy Alliance, 187 Allambie Road, Allambie Heights NSW

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