Life Skills Required for Day-to-Day Living — Since the central goal of Conductive Education is to integrate the child into day-to-day living, then the skills the child must acquire are those required for day-to-day living. Skills are not a collection of movements, but rather what is required for play, studies, caring for one’s self, spontaneous expression, etc., all of which are complicated by-products and activities.
It is essential that during the course of the Conductive Education active daily routine each child assumes responsibility for himself, learns to consciously define his own goals, searches for ways to achieve his goals.
One of the outstanding principles of Conductive Education is the use of the group as an educational means. The group is one of the motivational factors that characterize the system. The special nature groups in Conductive Education stem from the fact that despite the great differences likely to exist between group members, the educational objectives are the same.
How can one cause the child with a disability to take upon himself the determination necessary to be an active participant in his environment and the tenacity to continue searching out ways to help himself? The answer is in the role of the Conductor.
The Conductive Learning Center of Greater Cincinnati was visited and interviewed by a documentary film-maker from the University of Cincinnati to look at Conductive Education creative practices for PT and OT.
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.
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Evidence-based studies often do not capture the qualitative outcomes experienced by CE participants. Rather first-hand testimonials from participants and/or their parents who have taken Conductive Education at one of North America’s many professional CE Centers provides the best ‘voice of CE’ and its effectiveness. These can be found on …
There is no way to make Jack’s story short. However, with its length comes a story of a strong little boy, a determined family, and a wonderful, life-altering school. Thank you for taking the time to read the long, yet still abbreviated, story of our son, Jack.
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.