How does Conductive Education work? What is the Goal of Conductive Education? What makes Conductive Education different? What specialized training do the conductors have? Are they therapists? What type of disability does this program best help?
Unique Treatment for Neurological Diseases Helps Children and Adults Live Better, More Independent Lives
Motor Challenges such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Stroke-Related Disabilities and Acquired Brain Damage are difficult for anyone to overcome.
At two years old, Dayton didn’t move He didn’t even splash in the water. I saw a segment on 60 Minutes about something called Conductive Education. I looked online and found the nearest Conductive Education school was located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We applied and Dayton was accepted to the school.
Ever Want to See a Miracle?
A real one? Come with me. We’ll go to the Conductive Learning Center of Greater Cincinnati [clcgc.org].
It might not look like a place miracles occur, but what place does? It’s an older brick building with converted apartments on top, located at 325 W. St, in Covington, Kentucky. Get out. Look around. Miracles are made here every day. Real miracles. Verifiable ones. Ones that intimately touch lives and make meaning for anyone blessed enough to witness the work done here. The students attending are children and adults from 1-38 years old. Most are between 2-16 years of age.
Conductive Education is often described as rehabilitation through learning since it combines the significant principles of OT, PT, SLP, and Special education. It is an intensive, multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to education, training, and development. The rehabilitative plan is not symptoms or lesion centered, but focusing on the person and personality. Conductive Education integrates medical knowledge with educational methods to enable the individuals to learn how to gain control over his or her movements, how to be more successful in his or her social and interpersonal interactions as well improving his or her cognition.