Playing With Angels
- Life with Conductive Education Life with Conductive Education
This is Yewande, a beautiful young lady who has Cerebral Palsy. I met her in the Peto Institute where she was attending the Conductive Education Summer Camp. I asked her to share her experience with us and I am so thankful to publish it! Re [...]
- Wheelchair-bound star of Diesel Wheelchair-bound star of Diesel
“Diesel’s artistic director has cast a wheelchair-bound fashion editor and blogger in its spring 2014 campaign. Jillian Mercado – a 26-year-old New Yorker who suffers from muscular dystrophy – stars in the label’s ‘W [...
- Happy Holidays! :) Happy Holidays! :)
- Because Beautiful Doesn’t Mean Perfect! Because Beautiful Doesn’t Mean Perfect!
I am absolutely speechless! “It is special to see yourself like this. When you usually can’t look at yourself in the mirror.”
- Pető Method: The Inner Miracle Pető Method: The Inner Miracle
Amazing photos from the Peto Institute by Csaba Kohari and Balazs Tatai. Thank you guys for sharing this wonderful collection with us! For all the photos click HERE!
Love That Max
- The Special Needs Blogger Weekend Link-up: Read away The Special Needs Blogger Weekend Link-up: Read away
It's the Special Needs Blogger Weekend Link-up. Just when you weren't sure what to do with all that spare time on your hands!Note: A few people have had trouble posting using Internet Explorer. Try a different browser!What to doScroll all t [...]
- What goes around comes around in our special needs community What goes around comes around in our special needs community
Five years ago, a friend I met through this blog let me know that Duke University had stem cell clinical trials for kids with cerebral palsy. She had a child with special needs, too, and she'd gone to an informational meeting at John Hopkin [...]
- Does the punishment fit the crime for this bully? Does the punishment fit the crime for this bully?
One thing's for sure: South Euclid, Ohio resident Edmond Aviv has issues. Court records say the 62-year-old harassed his neighbors, the Purghs, for 15 years, as reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The family has two adult children with [...]
- Why this night was different than all other nights Why this night was different than all other nights
We celebrated Passover last night, momentous because Max sat through the seder (the traditional dinner) for the first time, and because I only had to go on Facebook twice to ask for advice about cooking brisket (consensus: I needed to cook [...]
- Will he or won't he: How we live our weekends Will he or won't he: How we live our weekends
Max's school had an ice-skating event at a rink this weekend. Dave wanted to go fishing with his dad and the kids. The big question: Would Max go. We're never sure whether Max will be game to try a new activity or not. Headphones make [...]
- Young Girl with Global Developmental Delay Walks After 8 Months on the Snowdrop Programme. Young Girl with Global Developmental Delay Walks After 8 Months on the Snowdrop Programme.
The little girl featured here has a diagnosis of Global Developmental Delay has been on the Snowdrop programme for just 8 months. In the previous 3 years of her life, there had been no sign of her walking. Yesterday, due to the [...]
- Young Girl with Cerebral Palsy Walks After 8 Months on the Snowdrop Programme. Young Girl with Cerebral Palsy Walks After 8 Months on the Snowdrop Programme.
The little girl featured here has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy has been on the Snowdrop programme for just 8 months. In the previous 3 years of her life, there had been no sign of her walking. Yesterday, due to the hard work of [...]
- Overcoming Cortical Visual Impairment. Overcoming Cortical Visual Impairment.
This little girl was diagnosed as 'legally blind' two years ago. She had what is known as CVI, (cortical visual impairment, - a situation where the eyes are working as they should be, but the brain is unable to interpret the visual si [...]
- Moving Away from Autism on the Snowdrop Programme. Moving Away from Autism on the Snowdrop Programme.
This little boy, who has a diagnosis of severe Autism, has been following the Snowdrop programme for just over a year. His sensory processing problems were so severe as to preclude him from leaving the house. His language was ve [...]
- I can Stand! I can Stand!
This was posted by a mum, on the 'private' Snowdrop group for parents who have children on the programme this morning. It shows just what is possible with patience and determination. "This is my lovely 2.5 year old girl with qu [...]
Conductive Education in B.C.
- Redundanshi. Redundanshi.
Why is it that on the day when yer wife says, "I wanna go out for sushi tonight," that all you have in the fridge for lunch is rice and veggies? What to do?
- You want to help? Get out of [IN] the way. You want to help? Get out of [IN] the way.
I know I've beaten this phrase to death; but the memory of it stands out so clear. My Dad had the Volvo up on jacks, in the garage, during one of our Minnesota winters. He had his wood-burning stove going too; and I don't [...]
- Irresistable or not? Irresistable or not?
In my family, where we have my son 50%; and his school is NOT conductively oriented; it has been a long, somewhat sad road. I've been asking his teachers for YEARS to consider doing things a different way. I've been met with a cascade of [...]
- Invite to those interested in starting a BC CE Association. Invite to those interested in starting a BC CE Association.
I think it's time to organize a BC CE Association. Working in a vacuum is ridiculous, especially when I see how quick folks want to work conductive education into their programs; be it home schooling, a publi [...]
- Least Necessary Help. . . Least Necessary Help. . .
Holy smokes. Seriously, this one kills me; because in the world of able-bodied edumacation, "least necessary help" is the absolute norm. Overexplaining, overly necessary help, simply strangles the educational opportunities that [...]
Conductive Education Information
- Re-launch of Virtual Conductive Education Library catalogue Re-launch of Virtual Conductive Education Library catalogue
In 2010 I started compiling a virtual catalogue of Conductive Education items available on, and via, the Internet. These early listings of items, arranged under subject headings, can still be found posted on a blog at http: [...]
- New Conductive Education services starting in January 2014 New Conductive Education services starting in January 2014
January sees the start of Conductive Education services in Bristol, UK. The Bristol CE Pilot Project is part of Megan Baker House's outreach services and will be run by Natalie Sanchez, a British conductor. This is a first for this par [...]
- Books from Conductive Education Press. Tell me what you think Books from Conductive Education Press. Tell me what you think
In all forms of retail it helps to know what the market wants and needs, and what it is prepared to shop and pay for. More importantly who is doing the shopping. Conductive Education Press is no different.Conductive Education Press was set [...]
- Adult Conductive Education sessions in the US - update Adult Conductive Education sessions in the US - update
On 7 November I posted information about the future sessions of Conductive Education being offered in the US for those with Parkinson's by Maria Heine.http://www.gillian-maguire.info/2013/11/new-conductive-education-services-for.htmlThis in [...]
- Email hacking Email hacking
Andrew Sutton's email has been hacked and people have been getting notes asking for money. This is a scam as he has posted on his blog athttp://www.conductive-world.info/2013/11/it-is-scam.htmlIt seems that it is getting harder to be safe f [...]
- FOREIGN BUSINESS FOREIGN BUSINESS
Trade with Russia'Health tourism' is big business worldwide and one way to think of the internationalisation of Conductive Education phenomenon is, at least partly, in terms of this. In Hungary the work of the Pető Institute today is not me [...]
- BAD LANGUAGE BAD LANGUAGE
OrwellianI have recently had to to read some pieces of pretty awful native-speaker English – and found myself staring aghast into what lies beneath. I was reading from professional-academic and corporate-managerialist fields. The malaise (a [...]
- MÁRIA HÁRI IN A CUPBOARD MÁRIA HÁRI IN A CUPBOARD
We so nearly never knew herHere's a little story that Mária Hári told me, a very long time ago. I did not take notes and memory is beginning to fade with time.It refers to an experience of hers during the War. When I heard it, I did not the [...]
- SPARTACISTS SPARTACISTS
Need contextThe great explosion of interest in Conductive Education in the United Kingdom in the late nineteen-eighties (that forced open the door for the internationalisation of Conductive Education) was no spontaneous phenomenon resulting [...]
- MILLENNIUM'S END MILLENNIUM'S END
Looking back to looking forwardHow the future looked in the year 2000Exerpted from a conference presentation from fourteen years ago –Nasty nineties. The nineties were a hard time for Conductive Education in the United Kingdom... The trend [...]
- Cutting Images Cutting Images
Humming Bird paper-cut - finished all but a few leaves. Last weekend I attended a second, more advanced Scheerenschnitt (paper-cutting) course where I spent five hours snipping away at a new work of art.The course took place just a f [...]
- Sharing enthusiasm's picture PS Sharing enthusiasm's picture PS
Spring flowersAs well as making me feel good blogging is also a wonderful motivation for getting projects finished quickly!I varnished the finished canvas after sticking on the 15 individual flower pictures. It is now ready for hanging in t [...]
- Sharing enthusiasm Sharing enthusiasm
Gisele and Gabor returned home to nestBloggingI have not been blogging for a long time now because I have a very painful shoulder, and neck and I know that it is aggravated when I use the computer. I usually suffer for it the following day [...]
- Today I was reminded of some of the things I used to find time to write about Today I was reminded of some of the things I used to find time to write about
Today I was reminded of some of the things that I used to find time to write about Above is a picture of the poster that I presented in Hongkong at the first World Congress for Conductive Education that I attended showing snippets of my blo [...]
- Spontaneity and role play Spontaneity and role play
Learning about girly things at work I had my hair cut and curled in the conductive Kindergarten group today, not really but at the time it felt real enough. It was lots of fun and felt very tickly too with those tiny fingers of the li [...]
- This website is trash - beware; be warned. Look elsewhere for conductive education This website is trash - beware; be warned. Look elsewhere for conductive education
Let me speak plainly. This website is trash http://conductive-world.com/about-us.html Trash. It is a parasite feeding off thoroughly reputable sites. Those behind it are thieves, charlatans and plagiarists. They have nothing intelligible of [...]
- Minorities within minorities. Who speaks for whom? Minorities within minorities. Who speaks for whom?
This has been lying around since about early last December in the folder on my laptop called "Ideas for blog posts". So I've dusted it off a bit, sorted out a few links and post it today just as a...
- DfE outlines research needs for SEN and disability – how should conductive education respond? DfE outlines research needs for SEN and disability – how should conductive education respond?
The Department for Education has published a paper outlining what DfE sees as "research needs" in SEN and disability. Interestingly, one area that they do not question as needing further research is that of the concept or category of SEN...
- Denied her means of communication. "We ain't gonna take it anymore" Denied her means of communication. "We ain't gonna take it anymore"
Here's a blog you might like to read in full. “We’re Ain’t Gonna Take It Any More”: Communication Access Now, No More Social Injustice" by Glenda Watson Hyatt. Glenda begins: "Individuals with communication disabilities, which affect how we [
- Local Government Ombudsman: call for fair deal for children with SEN Local Government Ombudsman: call for fair deal for children with SEN
Has systemic failure become part of the SEN system itself? Dr Jane Martin, Local Government Ombudsman, said: ”Children with SEN, and their families, must be treated fairly by councils so they receive the support to which they are entitled. [...]