Intern Training

Every November, SEP  trains a group of intern members therapists and special needs teachers. The intern members are young professionals from different disciplines. Upon joining SEP they benefit from a 2 week intensive transdisciplinary training aimed at improving knowledge, skills and abilities. The training is very interactive, hands-on, and focuses on child and family directed therapy intervention.

After the training intern members join SEP projects for up to 12 months to have practical experience and learn best practices. They are working together with special needs teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists to ensure that they fully understand the transdisciplinary approach. In average 25 young professionals are trained every year by SEP. Internship takes 2 years before graduating to full membership.

If you are just qualified from college or university from one of the disciplines within SEP, and you are interested in this training, e-mail us to

Topics in Intern Training:

  • Classification of Cerebral Palsy
  • Therapy equipment design
  • Handling & positioning
  • Passive techniques
  • Stretching
  • Assessments
  • Adaptation for Activity of Daily Living
  • Functional goal setting & therapy plan
  • Feeding
  • Play
  • Autism
  • Communication
  • Behaviour modification
  • Sensory integration 
  • Case studies

Watch the video below on our Intern Training, including personal testimonies!