Inspired by the principles and practices of Conductive Education
The basis of our work is inspired by the principles and practices of Conductive Education, developed by the Hungarian physician Dr Andras Petö. It’s a learning system that enables disabled children and adults to become more independent. Conductive Education has been in use in the UK for almost 30 years, and there is an increasing number of qualified Conductor Teachers working across the country. It is not a ‘therapy’ or ‘treatment’, but a method of teaching practical ways to manage the additional challenges that accompany a disability. However, our starting point is always what a child can achieve, not the barriers they face. We involve family members in all our education sessions as we believe this improves the outcomes for the child.
Conductive Education places the parent firmly at the forefront of their child’s education, fostering a positive child/parent relationship and allowing professionals to work alongside parents as partners, encouraging their natural ability to aid their child’s development.
Conductive Education awakens and stimulates a child’s self-awareness, and their capacity to play and enjoy life, despite their learning challenges. By working together, both parent and child will share this unique learning experience.
We encourage parents to continue their child’s learning at home, using strategies introduced in our teaching sessions, to get the best results from Conductive Education
The aims of Conductive Education
- To teach a normal way of life
- To nurture a positive outlook and an ability to solve problems and overcome challenges
- To help children achieve greater independence and fulfill their potential
- Gives the child the motivation to find ways of functioning – develops a ‘can do’ attitude
- Enables the child to work alongside others with similar impairments
- A comprehensive approach that covers physical, social, cognitive, and personal development
- A positive system that focuses on what the individual child can achieve
- Contributes to establishing a daily routine for the child and expects active participation at an age-appropriate level.
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