CONDUCTIVE EDUCATION

Conductive Education (CE) is a system of teaching and learning that:

  • Enables children with motor disabilities to function more independently.
  • Empowers children to find solutions to daily living situations.
  • Is designed by a highly trained teacher and movement specialist who guides children through a series of activities.
  • Individualizes movement curriculum for each child.
  • Models therapeutic interventions for parents to work on throughout the year.

About Conductive Education

The method was developed in 1945 by Dr. Adras Peto, physician in Europe, Hungary. Conductive Education is an active, working approach to intervention for adults and children with motor disabilities. It is appropriate for conditions where disease or damage to the central nervous system affects a person’s ability to control movement, such as Cerebral Palsy, spina bifida and head injury.
The goals of Conductive Education are twofold: First, to enable each individual to reach his or her maximum potential for independence and second, for that person to achieve integration into the society and culture to which he/she belongs. It is not a therapy promising a cure. Rather, it is a physical, educational program that helps learners acquire life skills under the tutelage of a dedicated instructor or “Conductor.”

The work of Conductive Education is multidimensional. It includes intense physical exercises to improve weight bearing, strength and agility, and to prevent or reduce contractures. These exercises are carried out using simple wood furniture, primarily plinths and ladder-back chairs, specially designed to encourage grasping, pushing and pulling.

BOOST embraces the Conductive Education vision and applies its intensive program. The children are helped to find their own highest level of independence and control over their environment. Tasks designed to develop purposeful movement are learned and practiced over and over until mastered, then new goals are set. Each child grows cognitively and emotionally as well as gaining physical stability, building the self-esteem and confidence needed to move fully into their mainstream communities.

For more detailed information about Conductive Education visit:
http://www.acena.org/conductive-education.html

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There’s no doubt we are all missing the awesome experiences usually found at our many UCP of the North Bay Recreation Camps this summer. We wanted to share this great video of one of our regular bike campers and the message that came with it from her mom….

Hi everyone,
I wanted to share some good news: Elena learned to ride her bike this weekend. Thank you so much for all your hard work at every single bike camp. We honestly never knew if this would be something that she would ever be able to do independently. We are so proud of her and so grateful to all of you!
We’re looking forward to the next bike camp when we can all be together again!
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Wow this is awesome!!! So proud of Ms. Elena!! 🤩🤩🤩 she was always working so hard at camp and it’s so amazing too see all that hard work pay off!! Rock on girly!! 👏🏼💪🏼💛

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