Habit-ILE PRAIRIEWOOD – June/July 2021 holidays

HABIT-ILE is a breakthrough intensive therapy program for children who experience challenges with hand and gross motor function.

Exclusive to Cerebral Palsy Alliance, HABIT-ILE draws on the latest neuroplasticity research, and is clinically proven to provide lasting functional improvement for children with cerebral palsy aged 6-13 years.

Using play to engage and motivate children, the program is tailored to each child’s unique interests and goals; whether it’s learning to ride a two-wheel bike, tying shoe laces or independently walking stairs.


  • As this is an intensive program for children, we perfer volunteers to be available for the full two weeks or minimum of one week of the program + mandatory training on Thursday 24 June, 2021.
  • We may receive a number of Expressions of Interest for this program, and as such there may not be a role available for all applicants.


TRAINING:  Thursday 24 June, 9.30am-2.30pm at our Prairiewood site 

PROGRAM DATES: 10 day program I Monday 28 June  – Friday 9 July, 2021

TIME: 8.30am - 4.00pm each day

LOCATION:  Cerebral Palsy Alliance, 224 - 244 Restwell Road, Prairiewood



  • Volunteers paired with a child to deliver the HABIT-ILE intervention
  • You will receive regular support and training from experienced PTs & OTs
  • You will learn about HABIT-ILE, incl. motor learning principles + how to structure, scaffold and provide “just right challenge” for children with cerebral palsy.



  • Volunteers receive free training + hands on experience in this new and evidence-based therapy approach
  • Role is a unique opportunity to learn from experienced paediatric physiotherapists and occupational therapists
  • The research Habit-ILE is part of a large clinical randomised trial with opportunities for volunteers to learn about the research project
  • Volunteers are welcome to attend both pre and post assessment sessions with participants
  • All volunteers will receive a certificate of attendance.


If this role is of interest to you, please email Nes Kurtonal at nes.kurtonal@cerebralpalsy.org.au or phone 02 8777 1779

Click here to find out more about Cerebral Palsy Alliance's Super Learning Intensive programs.

NOTE - Allied Health Students

If you’re an allied health student still studying, a volunteer role like this will support you to gain skills and experience that will be invaluable when you’re ready to take on your first professional role.


This position is subject to a compulsory Working with Children Check


Nes Kurtonal

Email nes.kurtonal@cerebralpalsy.org.au

Call 0427 281 257


224-244 Restwell Road
Prairiewood New South Wales