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Fakultät Rehabilitationswissenschaften

Symposium on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Movement Ambulatorium at TU Dortmund University

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  • wissenschaftliche Veranstaltungen

The Movement Ambulatorium (BwA) at TU Dortmund celebrated its 20th anniversary with a specialist event and a family party on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. The event was entitled "Promoting, teaching, researching".

Twenty "moving" years were honoured by the team of the Movement Ambulatorium (BwA) under the leadership of Vertr. Prof. Dr. Susanne Quinten with an anniversary celebration under the motto "Promoting, Teaching, Researching". Interested professionals as well as parents and children were invited. After the official opening act, professionals from various occupational groups had the opportunity to gain insights into selected focal points of psychomotricity within the framework of workshops and a specialist lecture. For the families and children, exciting movement activities and the traditional stick bread were on the programme.
The working method of the movement ambulatory can generally be described as psychomotor development support. The starting point of psychomotor development support is children's great desire to play, move and experiment. Depending on the therapy goals, the medium "movement" is used, among other things, to

  • train and improve their own perception and movement behaviour - to sharpen their awareness of themselves and other people.
  • create better conditions for learning at school and - to strengthen their confidence in themselves and their own strengths.

The term developmental support means here that it is less a matter of treatment in the narrower sense, but rather of pedagogical or therapeutic support that is oriented towards the individual needs of the child. At present, about 50 children and adolescents with various movement and perception disorders are supported in the Movement Outpatient Centre.
The Movement Ambulatorium is a university teaching and research facility. Therapists, students and employees of the TU Dortmund University, children and families have been working together here in a lively exchange for 20 years. The BwA is an institution of the Centre for Counselling and Therapy (ZBT), under whose umbrella four teaching and research outpatient departments of the faculty conduct research and work.

Contact for queries:

Vertr.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Quinten (Head of the BwA).
Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences
Telephone: 0231-755 4581

Dipl.-Päd. Dagmar Slickers (Case Management ZBT)
Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Centre for Counselling and Therapy
Phone: 0231-755 5202

Location & approach

The campus of the technical university Dortmund is located near the Dortmund West motorway junction, where the A45 Sauerland line crosses the B1/A40 Ruhr expressway. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. The university can also be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.


The H-Bahn is one of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Centre via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just over 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station with the AirportExpress and from there to the university with the S-Bahn. Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometres away, offers a wider range of international flight connections and can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station.