conductive education taranaki

Established in 2014 to bring this much needed service to our region, we successfully launched from our leased space at Westown School in August 2017, since opening and with little publicity we have 20 children using our service. Our enrolled children have accessed over 800 regular, intensive Early Intervention (age 0-6) and school age (5-14) sessions.

It is our strategic goal is to achieve significant government funding similar to existing New Zealand Conductive Education providers. Until this is achieved, we are committed to keeping cost to families accessible and require community support towards our annual expenses and making our service sustainable.

Thank you for helping us to make Taranaki and New Zealand a more inclusive, empowered, supportive community.

We are proudly affiliated to the New Zealand Foundation for Conductive Education (NZFCE).





our centre

Conductive Education Taranaki is a non-profit organisation that provides a systematic, integrated approach to traditional therapy for individuals with motor disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Dyspraxia and Spina Bifida.

Until recently, Taranaki kids aged 0-8 years old with motor disabilities and their families had to travel hundreds of kilometres, or even relocate, to attend Conductive Education centres in Hamilton or Wellington. They did it – because these parents believe Conductive Education to be the best thing to ever have happened to their families. We believed we could do better for families in our community, by establishing our own Conductive Education Centre here in Taranaki.

Conductive Education is a fusion of special education and physical intervention that empowers whanau and gives kids with motor disabilities the chance to reach their full potential. It’s is unique because it’s holistic, intensive, dynamic and inclusive. It’s about celebrating the positives and starting from a place of opportunity. Conductive Educators don’t simply try to get kids to tick the boxes of pre-ordained physical achievements; they build relationships with them, supporting and working alongside them to reach their potential. That’s why the effects of CE are so powerful. Kids with motor disabilities not only experience dramatic improvements in physical abilities; they grow in confidence and independence.

Conductive Education is a learning process and not a treatment or therapy. The participants are learning components of skills, which are needed to meet the challenges of everyday life. They are active participants in the learning  process and not recipients of a treatment. Conductive  Education is a partnership between educator and learners to create circumstances for learning. Conductive Education – a way of learning for people of all ages with disabilities that maximises functional skill development resulting in greater independence and a better quality of life.

You are only free of a disability until you or someone you know has a stroke, car accident or a child born with Cerebral Palsy.


What our families say

“Our son has been attending CE since he was 4 years old, first with weekly sessions in Hamilton and now in the Taranaki CE centre. George has progressed so much since attending CE, not just with his physical skills but with his social skills and understanding appropriate classroom behaviour. It is Conductive’s holistic approach to our son’s learning that we find so beneficial as we work to maximise his independent ability. The Taranaki Centre has made our life so much simpler without having to travel weekly and stay overnight in Hamilton, we can settle into an easier routine for our family. The Team at Conductive Education Taranaki are amazing to work with, and they really work to understand what motivates our son and tailor the program and his goals to suit his needs”.

“I think that everything you all do with the kids is awesome. They get to experience everything but sometimes just in a different way. Thank you for all that you do”

“You all do amazing work. Well done.”

“Great job team”

“It’s great!”

“I’m time deprived” “Clone Renata and double the fun!”

“We are loving being part of the CE community, are feeling very welcomed and excited about the future”

“We would appreciate the opportunity for greater access to CETT supported/provided

sessions when they are possible. Would love to see an inclusive CE/ECE service & school-age sessional provision”