Conductive Education (CE) is a fusion of special education and physical intervention developed by the visionary Hungarian neurologist Andras Peto in the 1940’s. He was a pioneer in working with children with cerebral palsy by using a holistic approach to overcome any difficulties connected to their neurological motor disorders.
Conductive Education empowers whanau and gives kids with motor disabilities the chance to reach their full potential. It 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.