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Conductive Learning Helps Children with Motor Disabilities
A new treatment center that uses conductive learning as a therapy option for individuals with motor disabilities like cerebral palsy will soon be open in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Conductive learning refers to a one-on-one therapeutic approach to treating motor disabilities. Developed in Hungary and commonly used in Europe, conductive learning focuses on treating the whole child – social, emotional, and physical – as opposed to just specific symptoms.
In the United States, cerebral palsy specialists tend to focus more on surgical procedures and medication to help improve a patient's symptoms. Conductive learning provides cerebral palsy patients with a more holistic approach to treatment.
Cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that leaves an individual with tight muscles, flaccid muscles, or even both. Some individuals with cerebral palsy also have difficulty speaking and learning.
Using this approach, children with cerebral palsy or other motor disabilities spend anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours a few times a week with a “conductor,” who teaches them how to move during fun, everyday activities.
Donna and Dennis Spiegel decided to open a conductive learning center to help children like their 4-year-old grandson, Dayton, who has cerebral palsy.
The Conductive Learning Center of Greater Cincinnati is set to open its doors in September, making it the second of its kind in the nation. There is a similar center located in Grand Rapids Michigan.