Conductive Education focuses on learning exercises about how to complete daily activities like eating, dressing, tying shoes, putting on AFO leg braces, brushing teeth, combing hair and other tasks.
But the essence of, and the foundation of CE reliably rest on the brain’s amazing ability to adapt, which is called neuroplasticity.
Is the brain fixed and immutable or can it adapt to learn new ways of doing things if you have neuro-motor issues such as in Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke-related disabilities or Acquired Brain injury?
A quick look at an average day at the Conductive Learning Center of Greater Cincinnati. News coverage by Fox 19 live.
When you are faced with adversity and obstacles, how do you respond? This is one story of an entrepreneurial grandmother looking at serious adversity, her special needs grandson not making any progress with typical treatment regimens, and deciding to overcome the problem – even when she knew nothing about the solution. But, she did have an entrepreneurial mindset and that made all the difference in the world.
When you are faced with adversity and obstacles, how do you respond? This is one story of an entrepreneurial grandmother looking at serious adversity, her special needs grandson not making any progress with typical treatment regimens, and deciding how to overcome – even if she knew nothing about the solution. But, she did have an entrepreneurial mindset and that made all the difference.
Task series in Conductive Education facilitates the performance of activities which are spontaneously learned by typical children. The process of deconstructing the objective into its components helps the individual to successfully perform the various tasks and, in the long run, to reach the goals that were set for him. These components are integrated in the daily program so that the individual is provided with opportunities to experience different ways to reach his goal, progressing from simpler to more difficult and complex, thus eventually reaching his functional goal.
Movement dysfunctions are the central feature of the impairments with which Conductive Education deals with. This means difficulty in movement among children and adults stemming from damage to the central nervous system (Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Stroke-related dysfunction and Acquired- Brain Trauma). Basic human activities cannot be accomplished in a simple, reliable, predictable manner. The disturbances in movement affect position, motion, use of hands, speech, and daily routine activities i.e. essential human activities that connect the individual with his surroundings and, above all, affect learning.
Rhythmical intention is one of the methods of facilitation used in Conductive Education. It expresses the interaction between two skills: language and movement. Language and movement can be integrated and can be mutually effective. Where movement facilitates the learning of language, speech serves the child in controlling movement. The term ‘rhythmical intention’ consists of two elements: rhythm and intention.