Playing With Angels
- Conductor steps! :) Conductor steps! :)
Just a normal working day! I have counted my “conductor steps” today in work with a pedometer. 5519 steps in 5 hours working in the Peto Institute. Impressive, isn’t it? :) If you have a similar device, join me and count y [...]
- Megan Inspires Others with Speech on Cerebral Palsy Megan Inspires Others with Speech on Cerebral Palsy
An 18-year-old student from Etna is inspiring others through her experiences living with cerebral palsy. Megan Fowler is a senior at Nokomis High School in Newport. She wants to travel the world, educating others and promoting understanding [...]
- 1% More Chance! 1% More Chance!
- Happy – Peto Institute, Budapest – “Csibészke” group Happy – Peto Institute, Budapest – “Csibészke” group
Congratulations! It is amazing! :)
- 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 [...]
Love That Max
- The Special Needs Blogger Weekend Link-Up: This is it The Special Needs Blogger Weekend Link-Up: This is it
What's better than the Special Needs Blogger Weekend Link-up? Um, lots of stuff, but this is pretty good.What to doScroll all the way down to the bottom of this post. Where it says "Your name" put the name of the blog followed by [...]
- I don't mean to hurt people with disabilities even though I call them stupid, people say I don't mean to hurt people with disabilities even though I call them stupid, people say
"My comment was in no way intended to slight them in any way," said a candidate running for county commissioner in Tullahoma, Tennessee. W.D. Smith (R) had called someone a "wondertard" on a local politician's Facebook page, in the course o [...]
- Why am I so good at taking care of everyone but myself? Why am I so good at taking care of everyone but myself?
"I wish I could take my left arm off," I thought when I woke up yesterday. My shoulder was hurting, badly, as it has every morning (and most of the day) for the past few months.Given that I do not have Mrs. Potato Head parts, removing the a [...]
- In trying to save their child, these parents will save others In trying to save their child, these parents will save others
What would you do if your child had the only known case of a genetic disorder? Anything and everything you could within your powers. For Matt and Cristina Might, that meant meeting with a stream of specialists—and taking it upon themselves [...]
- As long as he's happy As long as he's happy
"As long as he's happy, that's all that matters," people like to tell me about Max. A man said it to me at the fair we were at yesterday.And Max was happy, as he often is. There were fire trucks there, and a chance to use an actual fire hos [...]
- How Music Touches the Brain. How Music Touches the Brain.
Music has always and will always be an important tool in the Snowdrop Programme. Apart from providing 'The Listening Programme' in conjunction with US neurotechnology company 'Advanced Brain Technologies' we use several structured tec [...]
- The Importance of Tummy Time. The Importance of Tummy Time.
When you consider the size of a newborn’s head compared to the rest of his tiny body and add the fact that for many months after birth his muscle strength is low, you can see why spending time on his tummy can be frustrating. This [...]
- Parts of the Brain Can Switch Functions. Parts of the Brain Can Switch Functions.
A key term in this article is "experience can have really a big impact on the function of a piece of brain tissue.” The entire rationale of the Snowdrop programme is to provide the brain with this neccesary 'experience' through the provis [...]
- How Repetition Changes the Structure of the Brain. How Repetition Changes the Structure of the Brain.
The more we repeat something, the better we get at it; this much is uncontroversial. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth examining. The connection between repeating an action or a skill and then improving because of that repe [...]
- The Power of Music to Influence Brain Development. The Power of Music to Influence Brain Development.
Yet more evidence this morning of the power of music not only to influence brain plasticity, but to make the brain's auditory system more efficient."The effects of music training in relation to brain plasticity have caused excitement, evide [...]
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 [...]
- HUNGARY'S ORBAN: 'OUR TIME WILL COME' HUNGARY'S ORBAN: 'OUR TIME WILL COME'
I do most sincerely hope notA month or so ago a relative of mine took a package tour to Budapest, her first visit to Hungary. Before she went she asked me what she might see and do in her few days there. As I talked to her I could not but r [...]
- RESEARCHING PARENTS AND CONDUCTIVE EDUCATION RESEARCHING PARENTS AND CONDUCTIVE EDUCATION
Where does your conductive practice stand on two continua?The formal abstract of a fairly recent systematic review of FCS ('family-centred services') –During the past two decades, awareness of the role of the family in the child's life has [...]
- A FRESH START A FRESH START
Idea goes back to 2008Launched today in a flurry of announcements on CE social-networking sites is a new, interdisciplinary service based in Maidenhead in the sunny South of England:http://www.marbles-movement-learning.com/ Marbles Movement [...]
- OH BE JOYFUL OH BE JOYFUL
A thought for future evaluation studiesI have recently in all innocence failed to grant Alex MacNeil the credit due for something that she wrote. I was confused, and was properly corrected:http://www.conductive-world.info/2014/07/norman-fro [...]
- NORMAN FROM HEART AND SHOULDER NORMAN FROM HEART AND SHOULDER
'I am done...'To summarise an extensive and passionate cri de coeur from Norman Perrin, from the Facebook page '#LBBill ' – 'I am done...'Done with the lack of surprise I feel at the news of yet another poor service in the system.'Done w [...]
- Motivation ... the power of words and actions Motivation ... the power of words and actions
On the top of my fridge is a sign that says Never, Never, Never, Never GIVE UP! It was a present from a friend and it is one of those special objects in my flat that I notice daily. It stands in front of the microwave so that I have to pic [...]
- Knock oder Triumph der Medizin and András Pető Knock oder Triumph der Medizin and András Pető
Knock oder Triumph der Medizin and András PetőI expect that anyone else who has read András Pető’s Unfug der Krankheit- Triumph der Heilkunst and also sat in the audience to watch Knock oder Der Triumph der Medizin would also have be [..
- Dergin Tokmak – Dergin Tokmak –
Having fun at something new - Nordic walking on a bike! A German dancer with Cirque du SoleilWhen Nick Maley the Yoda Man was with us in Nürnberg he spoke to us about having ambitions and having high expectations of ourselves. He talked ab [...]
- Passions Passions
Nature communications shared with my Dad in Norfolk, 2014Storm damage in Walcott, 2014Conductor’s skillsI have always found it interesting to discover what skills my fellow conductors have.I do not mean what hobbies they have. I mean their [...]
- Sport in a wheelchair, Sport im Rollstuhl Sport in a wheelchair, Sport im Rollstuhl
Team Sky GB in Nürnberg, winner Geraint Thomas wearing the yellow jersey by Susie Mallett, June 2014 On 23rd August from 11.00-18.00, at Hanov [...]
- "For the first time in the history of modern social policy things are getting worse for disabled people" "For the first time in the history of modern social policy things are getting worse for disabled people"
"Independent living for disabled people is in reverse, six years on from a government strategy to deliver improved choice and opportunity". So says the Community Care website review of a report by Jenny Morris for In Control and Disability [...]
- ActionCP 2nd Parliamentary Inquiry session into cerebral palsy ActionCP 2nd Parliamentary Inquiry session into cerebral palsy
On 15th July, Action Cerebral Palsy (ActionCP) was back in Parliament for the second session of the Parliamentary inquiry, led by Paul Maynard MP. This time, the Inquiry heard from specialists from a number of ActionCP consortium centres. W [...]
- Care Act guidance for local authorities - who speaks up for those with cerebral palsy? Care Act guidance for local authorities - who speaks up for those with cerebral palsy?
I have asked before on this blog, who speaks up for those with cerebral palsy. Once again I notice the energy and focus the National Autistic Society brings to speaking up for their people. NAS has launched "Careless" - a...
- Action Cerebral Palsy – First Evidence Session at House of Commons Action Cerebral Palsy – First Evidence Session at House of Commons
This report of the first evidence sesssion has kindly been contributed by Ian Sansbury on behalf of Action Cerebral Palsy: Action Cerebral Palsy – First Evidence Session The first evidence session of the Action Cerebral Palsy parliamentary [...]
- The cost of cerebral palsy in the UK. Who wants to know? The cost of cerebral palsy in the UK. Who wants to know?
So the cost of Autism in the UK is £32bn a year, according to a report published on the BBC News website. Research suggests the economic cost of supporting someone with autism over a lifetime (£1.5m in the UK and...