BenAbout Conductive Education

 

Conductive Education is a unified system of rehabilitation for people with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis and those recovering from strokes or head injuries.

It is a system of learning that has been developed with groups of individuals with motor disorders and provides the following benefits:

  • Improves mobility, which in turn allows the child/adult to live more independently
  • Builds self-esteem because the child/adult experiences success on a daily basis
  • Develops physical stamina and independence
  • Teaches daily living skills, e.g. dressing, eating and personal hygiene
  • Promotes strong development of muscles and bones thus eliminating the need for some surgery
  • Improves social/verbalisation skills.Julian

Principles of Conductive Education:

  • Approaches motor disability from an educational perspective rather than from a medical or paramedical one
  • Development in children/adults with motor disabilities should be encouraged in an attempt to master their environment rather than adapt the environment to meet their needs
  • The focus is on the total development of the child/adult with particular attention to the integration and development of motor, intellectual, social and academic skills
  • The Conductor is the professional who delivers Conductive Education (CE)
  • CE works in partnership with parents/carers and others interested in the child/adult’s development. Skills learned at the CE setting should be applied to daily life.

 

Conductive education was developed in Hungary from 1945 founded on the work of Dr András Peto

“Ask me not what I can do for the children with cerebral palsy but ask me what they can learn to do for themselves” (Dr András Peto).

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