Neonatal Feeding Training – Africa and South Asia

In November 2015, Himali de Silva and Basia Hamden, two Speech and Language Therapists working in the UK, gave training to parents of babies with feeding difficulties in Uganda, who would, in turn, run training for groups of new mothers. They also ran a workshop on infant breastfeeding and introducing solid foods to a range of healthcare professionals.


Himali returned in April of this year with another colleague, Maya Asir, to follow up this work and package the training materials they have been developing.

“I thank all our teachers who have helped us to get more knowledge on feeding and more skills, making us more confident to talk to other parents.” Lucy – Parent Trainer

Since then further training has been requested – by local speech and language therapists and we are hoping that Lucy will be one of the trainers!

Himali and Maya are now on their way to Sri Lanka, to pilot the training for nurses and speech and language therapists there. The training programme will be available via our website early next year (2017).



Training in Child Development at the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, Jamaica October 2015

In October 2015, Anjali Joshi, a very experienced Occupational Therapist from India, conducted a training in child development as a part of the “Inclusive Education Conference and Accessibility Expo” hosted by the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, Jamaica.

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This training took the form of, discussions, workshops and seminars and was followed up by visits to in three Locations in Montego Bay and Kingston.

Anjali will be returning this year to provide follow-up training and support.

This is what the trainees had to say by clicking here.

For the full report email


Music As Therapy delivered training in Hyderabad, supported by MAITS

Music therapists Alastair Robertson (from the UK) and Somesh Purey (from India) teamed up to run a course for staff that parents at the ARMS Research Centre and for staff at the Patashala School, located in a poor migrant town on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

The trainers were very happy with the outcome of the programme and reported that “the overall the response to the training for the teachers at both schools was brilliant. They were really enthusiastic, open to learning and keen to implement their new skills.”

For more information about the project please click on the link below.

Hyderabad News Report


Music As Therapy (MasT) in Romania- supported by MAITS

In November 2015, MAITS partnered with MasT, supporting six trainers to attend and participate in a 2-day conference entitled “Music Therapy in Romania: Theory and Practice Now and in the Future”.



The conference brought together local partners, practitioners, academics and influencers to consider how music therapy is used in Romania today, and what lies ahead for its future development.


Please click on the link below to read more about the project.

Romania News Report

Many thanks and congratulations to the trainers for the successful project.

Alexia Quin, Clare Reynolds, Sarah Hadley, Anne Vernon, Cathy Rowland & Helen Odell Miller

Zambia Project October 2015

In October 2015, MAITS funded Therapeutic Art trainers, Lesley Hill and Joanna Pearce, to deliver training to 65 Neuropyschology and Psychiatry students, Clinical Officers in training and professional hospital staff from all disciplines.

Please click on the link below to see the objectives & achievements of the training program.

Zambia News report

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