Professional Training Program will teach you what you need to work effectively with babies (even with special needs) and their parents.
Training is an essential resource for:
• learning about infant development
• learning to observe infant behavior
• enriching their preparation to better interact with babies both in early childhood and in school age
• learning tools to support parents and support them in their difficult role
The program consists of 50 training days divided over two years.
The program covers developmental stages from birth through independent walking and includes:
• essential theory
• explorations of the movement in the different stage of development
• exercises to develop the quality of touch
• improve technical skills for introducing babies to movements that they need to learn
• acquisition of notions to create adequate space for the motor exploration of infants and children
• "what-how-when": use of games, songs and nursery rhymes to facilitate the development of babies and children in various stages and situations
TOPICS OF THE TRAINING
• lifting the head from a prone position
• turning over and rolling
• crawling and sitting
• standing and walking
• homolateral and contralateral movement
• development of balance
• body mapping
• gross and fine motor control
• coordination and orientation
• speech and language
• interpersonal communication and social skills
• cognitive and emotional skills
• infant and child creative play
During the professional training program, the Child'Space® student retraces all the stages of motor development of the baby, from lifting the head to the acquisition of free walking, through DME and Hands-on lessons.
DME: Developed by Dr. Chava Shelhav and based on the Feldenkrais® Method, the DME lessons give participants a direct experience of the child's stages of growth. This experiential learning through doing and feeling is a foundation of the Child’Space® method. By exploring different variations of fundamental movement patterns, the student will understand the challenges infants face as they learn to roll, crawl, stand and start walking. The time of the lesson also includes the opportunity to look at each other during the movements. It is possible to develop observation skills, fill in the gaps, present in the motor language of each, and discover ways to deal with them as adults and with babies. Many students, through these lessons, experience improvements in their posture and gain ease of movement.
Hands-on: Practice (hands-on) is the essential component of the Child'Space® training program. Students will work in groups every day in order to develop a quality of touch that is adequate and suitable for communicating developmental movement patterns with babies and caregivers.
The aim of the course is to provide each student with the skills for create a pleasant social environment in which to improve the motor, cognitive, emotional and social skills of infants and children through two ways of working with babies and caregivers:
Individual sessions: Hands-on Experience
in which the Child’Space practitioner works with an infant and his / her parents / caregivers.
Group sessions: Developmental Movement Explorations (DME)
in which a group of babies and their caregivers meet with parents and caregivers who learn to support their child using the tools and knowledge of Child'Space® using touch, movement and singing.
The educational staff, with the supervision of Chava Shelhav, will give indications, through videos or dolls, on the work to be done with babies and parents. They will also analyze the structure of these sessions with the class focusing on the techniques used.
During the training program each student will have the opportunity to receive qualified supervision while conducting work sessions with infants and parents.
An integral part of the program and complementing the experiential work are supplementary lessons conducted by experts in fetal development, neural development, child psychology, nutrition, etc…
From the first segments, practicum sessions will take place to provide practical skills in conducting a session of the Child’Space method.
During the training course, the students, divided into working groups, will explore a theme of motor development with the aim of preparing a presentation.
Home and Online study
Educational materials and a suggested plan for home study during the program will include:
• audio movement lessons
• video demonstrations with children and parents
• communication with students and teaching staff
• reading books, handouts
WHO CAN BENEFIT?
Run by Feldenkrais® Practitioner, the Child’Space program is intended for everyone. It is especially recommended for educators, physiotherapists, Feldenkrais teachers, parents, caregivers, psychologists, speech therapists, social workers, occupational therapists, etc...
December 4 > 5 online
January 5 > 9 online
March 25 > 27 online
June 23 > July 3 live Palermo
September 23 > 25 online
December 7 > 11 live Milano
March 24 > 26 online
June 22 > July 2 live Palermo
September 29 > October 1 online
December 3>10 live Milano/Palermo