Frequently Asked Questions
We have assembled a list of frequently asked questions for your consideration. For additional information or questions about the conductive education learning process, please call or email us.
What is Conductive Learning?
Conductive Education is a system of learning that improves motor skills for those with motor disorders resulting from damage or disease to the central nervous system. It is not a cure. It is not a major medical breakthrough. It is not even a therapy, but a series of repetitive tasks and education that addresses basic functional movements in a small group setting.
How does Conductive Education work?
Conductive Education approaches problems of movement as problems of learning. The learning and development of movement, speech, and mental ability are approached simultaneously over a period to achieve recognized goals. Conductive Education’s intensive group approach is aimed at creating new neurological pathways to overcome significant damage.
What is the Goal of Conductive Education?
The goal of Conductive Education is to give the child with motor disabilities greater independence in the activities of daily life. Conductive Education looks for ways in which each child can develop purposeful movement, operating on the premise that, although the human body may have limitations, the human mind does not.
What life skills does Conductive Education Address?
Conductive Education addresses skills in dressing, eating, and hygiene as well as play and learning. Conductive Education strives to equip children with the opportunity to actively experience childhood as other children do.
What is the history of Conductive Education?
Conductive Education was developed in 1948 by Dr. Andras Petö at the Petö Institute in Budapest, Hungary and is founded on the belief that motor disabled children can learn and develop physical movement through repetitive skill exercises. While “healthy children” learn physical movement through assimilation within their peer groups, the motor disabled child must be taught to develop these same movements as a skill set. Petö’s intricately devised learning program utilizes specially trained Conductors who guide and motivate the child through active moving patterns that are eventually integrated into the daily activities of life.
What type of business is Conductive Learning of Greater Cincinnati?
The Conductive Learning Center of Greater Cincinnati is a Not-for-Profit Corporation under Section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS code. The School offers conductive education methodology as an educational option to students diagnosed with neurological based motor impairments, such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other motor challenges.
“Conductive learning is a place where miracles happen everyday. It was absolutely unbelievable seeing him gain strength in his legs to the point he could stand with his bare feet holding onto a table or chair. Kate – John Paul’s Mom.
“Thanks to Conductive Learning Center of Greater Cincinnati, students like Ellie can now lift their heads, bear weight on their feet, stand independently and even walk with assistance. – Annie, Ellie’s Mom
“It didn’t take long for to see a difference. We were swept off our feet seeing how the children were taught, in a deliberate and well-planned succession, a series of skills which allowed them to progress in ways they had never been able to before! – Amanda Grieshop
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