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: Last summer hurrah The Special Needs Blogger Weekend Link-up: Last summer hurrah
It's the Labor Day Weekend link-up, and it'll be here through Monday, for your posting and reading pleasure. 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 [...]
- What's that perfume I'm wearing? Eau de Pee What's that perfume I'm wearing? Eau de Pee
Tap tap. Tap tap. That is how I get woken up these days, a bunch of taps on my shoulder or boobs or whatever body part Max happens to hit. He has to use the bathroom.This is major. It used to be that sometimes Max wet his bed in the morning [...]
- If it makes you happy If it makes you happy
We're vacationing on The Crystal Coast this week, North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks. It's glorious here—the beaches are beaches at their best, untouched and uncrowded. The water's amazingly warm. We're staying in an Emerald Isle Realty [...]
- What got you through the early days of your child's diagnosis? Group therapy What got you through the early days of your child's diagnosis? Group therapy
"We have a long way to go in terms of seeing how my son is doing," says the mom of a young child diagnosed with Angelman syndrome. "I've joined some Facebook groups, but have trouble putting my true feelings on display. Those feelings being [...]
- The life skill more kids with special needs should learn The life skill more kids with special needs should learn
School officials in Jurupa Valley, California, apologized last week for having Patriot High School students in special ed sort through campus trash bins for recyclables. The activity was part of a functional skills program, which also [...]
- 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 [...]
- AN NZ POET ON LINE AN NZ POET ON LINE
Holly EdgecombeI was born in Tauranga in 1982. My parents were made aware in the following year that I had been born with some sort of neuro-muscular disorder (type never known) which affected all my muscles including those of speech. At th [...]
- VALETE, FRANZ SCHAFFHAUSER VALETE, FRANZ SCHAFFHAUSER
Fare thee wellToday has been formally Franz Schaffhauser's final day as Rector of the Pető Institute in Budapest. It has been a real pleasure knowing him and he will be a hard act to follow.Franz's tenure as Rector commenced on 1 October 20 [...]
- SEVERE LEARNING DIFFICULTIES SEVERE LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
Behavioural and conductive approachesJing Chenrui's recent master's dissertation in education from Taiwan raises again the question of the possible relationship between conductive pedagogy and behavioural approaches:http://www.conductive-wo [...]
- A TALE OF THREE CITIES A TALE OF THREE CITIES
Rotherham, Sheffield, BirminghamI do not like moral panics and witch hunts, and I do not wish to be peevish and vindictive.AdmissionsThe news this morning told me that Sonia Sharpe, one-time Director of Children's Services in Rotherham and [...]
- OUTCOME EVALUATION OUTCOME EVALUATION
引導式教育對腦性麻痺幼兒如廁行為之研究A lesson from TaiwanSummaryThe purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of Conductive Education towards the toileting behavior of pre-school children with cerebral palsy. The sujec
- Muzsikás Muzsikás
Hungary 2003, by Susie Mallett Transylvanian Blueshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03phpfwSomething for you to listen to this weekend, I enjoyed it and I hope you do too.All my colleagues are either on their way to Hungary or looking forwa [...]
- Using common sense to live life Using common sense to live life
Blackbird singing from the top of a chapel by Susie Mallett, June 2014I was reminded this morning when I read one of Andrew Sutton’s recent blog postings – Drip, drip, drip – http://www.conductive-world.info/2014/07/dripdrip-drip-engl [..
- 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 [...]
- The power of the internet. An awful news story. How should one respond? The power of the internet. An awful news story. How should one respond?
The power of the internet? The awfulness of a near-local news story of the organised abuse of children? How should one respond? As I begin writing this at 07.15am, this blog has had 47 visitors in the past 8 hours...
- First notice: Paces Seminars 2014. Children and Families Act. Where are we now? First notice: Paces Seminars 2014. Children and Families Act. Where are we now?
Paces Seminars are becoming an annual event! For our 3rd annual seminar, we are returning to the subject of the Children and Families Act and asking "Where are we now?" The web site is still a 'work in progress', with...
- Charting a way through the Children and Families Act 2014 Charting a way through the Children and Families Act 2014
A great, simple way to understand aspects of the C&F Act 2014 visually has been produced by the always excellent Special Needs Jungle (in passing - Debs Aspland of SNJ spoke at Paces Seminars last year) in a joint project...
- "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 [...]