2019 March Newsletter



   An international association for adult neurological rehabilitation

March  2019 Newsletter

Executive Committee News
We would like to welcome a new Associate member:

  • Mr Fransesco Inversini, Italy

Also Ms Bernardita Pizarro Donoso, Chile, our first member in Chile has taken on the role of country representative.

IMPORTANT DATES – have been updated for 2019. Please check this page regularly – https://ibita.org/important-dates/

Education Committee
The Model of Bobath Clinical Practice
The Model of Bobath Clinical Practice (MBCP) is core curriculum content. It provides a framework identifying the unique aspects of the Bobath concept in terms of contemporary neurological rehabilitation and provides the basis for a common understanding with respect to Bobath clinical practice, education, and research.
The Education Committee is pleased to announce the MBCP PowerPoint file has been professionally edited for higher resolution and it is now possible to translate the text if required. We encourage you to use this new file when teaching.  The improved version of the MBCP animated PPT presentation has been uploaded and is available using the existing links in the Procedural Manual and on the website. LINK to new MBCP
The Education Committee has developed resources for members to use in their teaching practice, as well as for personal reference, and next month plan to survey the IBITA membership for constructive feedback regarding these resources and whether further assistance to understand and apply the MBCP to their teaching and clinical practice would be helpful.

The Basic Course Quality Assurance Audit
The 2018 Basic Course Quality Assurance Audit results are now available LINK
The NEW Basic Course Evaluation Form
Members are reminded to please use the NEW Basic Course Evaluation Form in the Procedural Manual and Files – LINK

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Within IBITA there has been recent discussion regarding the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework and the varied interpretations of what is meant by “participation”. The ICF framework uses the term participation to identify the nature and extent of a person’s involvement in basic areas of human life. It has been suggested that participation is individually defined and context based to a persons life situation, requiring an adverb to contextualise.  There is ambiguity and vagueness about the term participation as well as the differentiation between activity/capacity and participation/performance. Within an ICF context the performance qualifier is described as what an individual does in his or her current environment. The capacity qualifier describes an individual’s ability to execute a task or an action. This construct indicates the highest probable level of functioning of a person in a given domain at a given moment, and to assess the capacity it is said that one would need to have a “standardized environment”. The Education Committee would like to survey members for their perspective on all aspects of the ICF.
Members are asked to complete the survey in a timely manner – please click on Education Committee Survey  LINK

Nomination Committee
Dear IBITA members,
The Nominating Committee would like to present to you again the current overview of vacant committee posts for the next elections at the AGM in 2019.
There are several possibilities of second terms, for the ones already serving. We will get in contact with you soon. But we appreciate very much, to be in touch with all of you!
So please, think about your candidature. We are looking forward to get your response. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions.
Thank you all, kind regards
The Nominating Committee
Heike ( chairperson )            hfrauendorfschulze@freenet.de
Masako                                    fuchi@knwu.ac.jp
Cecilia                                    pc.lofgren@myhome.fi

EC Secretary                                              1 post
EC Instructor Trainee Secretary                 1 post
Appeals and Grievance Committee            1 post
Nominating Committee                               1 post
Peer Review Committee                             2 posts
Research Committee                                  1 post
Instructor Training Committee                     1 post
Qualification Committee
Europe / Africa                                1 post
Asia / Pacific                                    2 posts
North / South America                     2 posts

Finally, if you have any information for the next newsletter, please send it to me by 15th April 2019.
Janice Champion
IBITA Secretary