Conductive Education Overview
Underlying Principle of Conductive Education: EVERYONE is capable of learning when provided an APPROPRATE education.
- Conductive Education is aimed at helping children and adults with neuromuscular disabilities LEARN to overcome problems of movement and speech, as a way of enabling them to live more active and independent lives.
- Conductive Education aims to increase confidence, motivation, and general well being through management and participation in a wide range of social and personal situations.
- Conductive Education consists of a holistic educational approach that integrates body movement with congnitive development.
- Among children, Conductive Education is most often provided to those with cerebral palsy.
- Among adults, Conductive Education is provided to those with strokes, head injuries, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease.
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Historical Developments in Conductive Education
- During the late 1930's a Jewish physician, Andras Peto, develops conductive pedagogy to help polio victims gain mobility.
- In 1938 the Nazis occupy Austria and Peto flees to Paris; following the Nazi occupation of France, Peto flees again to Budapest, Hungary.
- In 1945 the Soviets occupy Hungary.
- The Peto Institute is established as a state run school for children with cerebral palsy, to teach them both mobility and language integrated with other learning activities.
- The Peto Institute gains recognition for high success rate in teaching children with cerebral palsy to walk and talk without the use of elaborate adaptive equipment.
- A 1986 BBC documentary, Standing Up For Joe, introduces Conductive Education to Western Society.
- Parent driven intiatives from 1986-2004 are responsible for the establishment of Conductive Education centers around the world; (UK, Israel, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, United States, etc...).
- A 60 Minutes II feature story, Mind and Muscle (2/25/04), documents the stories of American families bringing their children to the Peto Institute and the remarkable success acheived in teaching children with cerbral palsy to walk and communicate.
Read An Introduction to Conductive Education from Cerbral Palsy Magazine
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