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Adult/Adolescent Services

We offer a range of specialised part-time services for adults and adolescents with the following disabilities;

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Head injury
  • Dyspraxia

We use a system of learning called Conductive Education (CE) which is a form of specialised neuro-rehabilitation for adults with motor disorders. As the name suggests it is an educational approach which aims to help adults learn how to overcome problems of movement as a way of enabling them to live more independent and active lives.

The successful practice of CE relies on specialised professionals called ‘conductors’. The conductors undertake a four year, full-time degree course at the International Peto Institute in Budapest and are fully trained in the following modules: neurology, disability, physiology, psychology, education, teaching, rehabilitation and motor learning. These specialists are trained to plan programmes, observe movements and help people learn how to increase their level of ability. Rehabilitation aims are agreed and set with clients enabling them to direct their own learning.
Prior to taking part in group sessions we offer an introductory discussion to help explain the main principles of Conductive Education. The individual is then invited to observe or participate in a complimentary session followed by an initial consultation.

Group work is an essential element of Conductive Education. The group sessions are usually arranged so that people with the same condition attend together thus enabling us to offer a programme specifically devised for that condition and people to work alongside others who share similar experiences. The groups are small – a maximum of five people.

Adolescent services offer placements for anyone recovering from a stroke, living with cerebral palsy or other motor impairment.

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Contact jo@rainbowcentre.org for more details