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Conductive Education

  Conductive Education is a learning system designed to enable children/adults with disabilities to function more independently. It is a melding of education and fine and gross motor exercise techniques based on the idea that motor control can be learned.

 C.E. originated more than 50 year ago from Budapest, Hungary.  It views each child as a whole and attempts to co-ordinate all of the child's needs in a group setting. The Conductive Education program aims to educate and train in a holistic way, combining all the elements of the separate therapies with an educational focus.

 Conductors (the people who co-ordinate Conductive Education) are trained in all aspects of physical, emotional and psychological development to enable them to treat the child/person as a whole. Instead of a traditional clinical setting, children are placed in an educational setting with a group of their peers, where they work towards the goal of learning to control their bodies.

Who can benefit? Will my child benefit?
  The majority of people receiving Conductive Education are children with Cerebral Palsy, which is damage to the parts of the brain that control muscle movement, coordination and balance. It can also benefit many other conditions where motor control is impaired, such as Strokes, Spina Bifida, Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis etc.

 Conductive Education is one of a number of approaches, which meets the needs of some children very effectively. However, C.E. isn't suitable for everyone. it is very important to have an assessment by a professional if you are considering this approach.

The Daily Routine:
  Conductive Education is concerned with the development of the child as a whole throughout the entire day. The child's daily routine will include several series of tasks carried out in different positions, for example: lying, sitting and standing-walking positions. These exercise series are all inter-linked. Skills that are learned in these various positions will be applied in activities throughout the day and their lives. It is also important to understand that these tasks series are not only targeting physical development. The conductors are also using opportunities throughout the entire program to develop age-appropriate cognitive, social and emotional skills.

The Group:
  The group plays an important part in the development of the personality and social skills of the child and also provides motivation for them. Children learn from each other, support and encourage each other. Each child within the group receives individual attention based on their specific level and needs.

The Conductor:
  The role of the Conductor is to be aware of and develop of all aspects of the child and to guide the children - through good working relationships - to experience success. It is the Conductor's responsibility to break down activities into small task to each child's individual level to assure success. Based on achievements new goals are set. Conductors continuously observe the children in order to modify the goals as necessary to assist the child's development. In this way the Conductor ensures that the children experience success and feel proud of what they are doing and achieving.
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The Parents:

  Conductive Education works in partnership with parents and others interested in the child's development. Skills learned by the child can be and should be applied to daily life and therefore it is important that parents and other interested people are involved in and understand the new elements learned by the child during the Conductive Education Program. Page Up