Wednesday, 9 July 2008

As others categorise us

Conductive Education commodified

A solicitor writes on the Internet, plugging her law firm's expertise in education law:

As a practice we work routinely with families who have children with diagnosis on the Autistic Spectrum, including Asperges Syndrome, ABA Programmes, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Speech and Language Disorders, Augmentative and Alternative communication, Fine and Gross Motor skill difficulties, Sensory Integration difficulties, Hearing Impairment and Cochlear Implants, Tourettes Syndrome, genetic disorders such as Down Syndrome, brain injuries and birth injuries such as Cerebral Palsy, Conductive Education and emotional and behavioural difficulties such as School Refusal, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Attachment Disorders.

Am I just being picky?


  1. Picky...... well may be, what exactly is your issue with this and what point are you trying to make?
    One wonders why you picked on this post in particular when there are threads about other companies there, all posted with the same purpose and general message.

    The solicitor you cite did not make the post, it is a link to the company website (and an extract from that site) posted to provide information for those fighting to get a suitable education for their child/children.

    The success refered to is their success in representing families and children and winning cases against education authorities that denied those children a special needs placement or an appropriate education setting for their needs.

    Nowhere do they claim success in education as that is not their role, they are however extremely successful in winning cases and therefore allowing disadvantaged youngsters to gain access to education,which after all is their legal right.

  2. Fair points. I have tried to clarify my own wiews on this on a further posting, made today.

    Andrew Sutton.

  3. "Odd one out?"

    I've read the original item several times. Am I missing something here? If the question is, "Which item in this list is the odd one out?" would not the answer be "Conductive Education"? Are not all the other items disorders, difficulties, disabilities or medical conditions whereas Conductive Education is not? In which case, how is CE logically categorised here?