The Basic Course

The Basic Course provides an introduction to Prechtl's Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements in young infants. This 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.


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The Advanced Course (Type B)

The Advanced GMA course (type B) is a three day course for participants who are already engaged in applying Prechtl's Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements. The Advanced Course (type B) will deal with the details of the assessment, the proper terminology and technique, as well as with the application of individual developmental trajectories. 


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Who should attend?

Medical specialists, neonatologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered nurses and other professionals in the field of infant neurology. The courses fulfil the standards specified by the GM-Trust (

To attend the General Movement's Advanced Course you must have successfully completed The General Movements Basic Course.  


Registration & Payment

Limited number of places available - registration fee includes workshop materials, morning tea, light lunch, and afternoon tea.

LocationDatesCourseRegistration inc GST

Centre for Children's Health Research, Brisbane

Monday, 5 August - Wednesday, 7 August 2024General Movements Basic Course$1,650
Centre for Children's Health Research, BrisbaneThursday, 8 August - Saturday, 10 August 2024General Movements Advanced Course (Type B)$1,650



Professor Andrea Guzzetta MD, PhD 

Professor Andrea Guzzetta is Director of the SMILE Lab and Clinical Director at the Stella Maris Institute at the University of Pisa. His expertise and research focuses on neonatal brain function, neonatal and child vision andearly intervention for infants at high risk of CP and with CVI.  Andrea leads the EU Horizon Program Born together on implementation of Early Detection and early Intervention in Italy, Denmark, Georgia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Indigenous Australia. He is a senior trainer and member of the General Movements Trust, an international group of researchers, together with whom he developed a method to assess brain function in young infants from their spontaneous movements.  Andrea will lead the Advanced B GMA Course.


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