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: Whatcha got? The Special Needs Blogger Weekend Link-up: Whatcha got?
It's the Special Needs Blogger Weekend Link-up. There have been many great posts out there in honor of Spread the Word to End the Word Day, so feel free to share as many of those as you'd like.Note: A few people have had trouble posting usi [...]
- A trend that will change our kids' future: 3D printing A trend that will change our kids' future: 3D printing
I have seen the future, and it is in 3D. Specifically, three-dimensional printing. It will change life for children and adults who have disabilities. Actually, it already is.I first started reading about 3D printing last year, although the [...]
- 20 reasons to respect my child with special needs 20 reasons to respect my child with special needs
Today's the sixth annual Spread the Word to End the Word Day, dedicated to raising awareness about an insulting word—and respect for people with intellectual disability. Started by the Special Olympics, the campaign is on the surface about [...]
- Disability rip-offs: You want me to pay 30 bucks for a spoon? Disability rip-offs: You want me to pay 30 bucks for a spoon?
What I needed was a few teaspoons with big handles, of the kind Max uses at school. Specifically, a Vertical Palm Self-Handle Utensil. That's it on left above. So lovely to look at, right? Its charms include: It can be bent to 90 degrees. D [...]
- Dancing king Dancing king
kLast week, Max's teacher emailed to say a class assistant was teaching him the Pulp Fiction dance for the delayed Valentine's Party (it got snowed out). You know, the part where John Travolta and Uma Thurman do the twist to Chuck Berry's Y [...]
- 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 [...]
- ENGLAND: FURTHER STEPS IN KENT ENGLAND: FURTHER STEPS IN KENT
The way things areSmiley StepsThree weeks ago the charity CP Kent, and therefore also its Smiley Steps Centre, collapsed financially and closed, leaving families suddenly with no CE services and three conductors with no jobs:http://www.cond [...]
- PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR
Hände hoch!Conductive Education, as reported and construed by Gillian Bridges, a British social worker (in London, I recall) whose book included a special study of 'families and conductive education – a case study of a privat [...]
- CONDUCTIVE EDUCATION IS A SCAM CONDUCTIVE EDUCATION IS A SCAM
DiscussYesterday my telephone pinged to inform me of activity on Conductive World Market. By the time that I had chance to look at it this had accumulating a longish list of responses. Soon after they stopped, and that seemed an end of it. [...]
- JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG CONDUCTORS JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG CONDUCTORS
Potential in Taiwan?A working holiday agreement signed between Taiwan and Hungary earlier this month will take effect in June, allowing young adults to travel and work in each other's country... Under the program, Taiwan and Hungary will ea [...]
- SECOND-HAND BOOKS SECOND-HAND BOOKS
Glad to to take off sellers' hands for a reasonable priceGrossly undervalued on AmazonSeen on sale on Amazon for tuppence (no deal on the postage):Memoirs of the beginnings of conductive pedagogy and András Pető, by Júdit Forraihttp://www. [...]
- 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 [...]
- ‘To be or not to be’ ‘To be or not to be’
I thought I would share my Sunday lunchtime read –http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/growing-up-downs-tommys-got-talent-9073067.html
- Helping hands Helping hands
Christmas RoseTips for every day lifeWe are in the middle of a three-week long stroke course. It is my favourite work at the moment and my favourite time is when we conductors take a step back and encourage the clients start to talk [...]
- Winter gets more wintery overnight Winter gets more wintery overnight
Same time, same place, just one day later with snow!
- 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. [...]
- Reading blogs this evening. Here's one .. the role of the educator & quantum dynamics Reading blogs this evening. Here's one .. the role of the educator & quantum dynamics
"The role of the educator can be understood in terms of quantum dynamics: each moment you stand before a group of learners, many possibilities exist, yet only one will emerge." Different. Makes a change from the trite "unlocking potential" [...]
- Not disabled. Just different. How about Not SEN. Just different? Not disabled. Just different. How about Not SEN. Just different?
From a favorite blog, Mark Nearty's "Love, Belief and Balls": For a long time now I’ve struggled with the idea that autism is a disability. Instead of a nice neat “disability” label that firmly establishes the power dynamic, I’ve started... [
- Re-imagining potential. Now that's more like it. Re-imagining potential. Now that's more like it.
One meeting I enjoyed last week, was welcoming Constantin Court (Headteacher) and Karen Chester (Admisions Manager) from Brantwood Specialist School to Paces and Paces Campus. That led me to the School's website. Actually, I'd been to the w [...]
- "This is an Outstanding School" - Ofsted on Paces School November 2013 "This is an Outstanding School" - Ofsted on Paces School November 2013