Monday, 11 August 2008

Fourth Annual Conductive Education Conference

Specific programme for ACENA's Chicago conference

The conference will be held at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, on 28-29 August 2008.


8:00 - 8:45 Registration
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome/Opening

Plenary sessions

9:00 - 10:00
Keynote Speaker
Andrew Sutton, Founder/President, Foundation for Conductive Education,
United Kingdom

10:00 - 10:15 BREAK

10:15 - 11:00 Updates on the International Pető Institute
Franz Schaffhauser, Rector, International Pető Institute

11:00 - 11:45 Counting children with cerebral palsy: creating population-based networks for optimizing functioning and participation
Michael Msall

11:45 - 1:00 LUNCH

Parallel sessions on practice and service issues

1:00 -1:45 The goal -oriented task series: including the dressing tasks
Andrea Benyovszky

How to run a successful non-profit
Randal Dill, Chicago Non-Profit

1:45 - 2:30 Yoga and karate for children with special needs
Teresa Clancy and Max Kuroda

Implementing the PODD program within the Conductive Education setting
Melissa Larson and Shirley Sains

2:30 - 2:45 BREAK

2:45 - 3:30
Metaplasticity of motor control
Jim Stinear

The IEP and due-process hearings
involving Conductive Education
Tom Thompson and Patti Herbst

3:30 - 4:15
Handwriting without tears
Josephine Boggs and Gabriella Molnar
Transitioning for the child with cerebral palsy
Sue Mukherjee

4:15 -4:30

Augmentative communication within the Conductive Education classroom
Borbala Goda

4:30 -5:00
Orthopaedic surgery and children with cerebral palsy
Robert Bielski


9:00 - 9:45
Discriminating hypertonic disorders in cerebral palsy
Deborah Gaebler

9:45 - 10:30 Sleep disturbances and children with cerebral palsy
Krisztina Harsanyi

10:30 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:45 What is available for you from NCPAD!
James Rimmer


Group sessions

1:00 -1:20 Governor's State University CE Certification Program: updates
Roberta O'Shea

1:20 - 1:40 Update on the Michigan State University research project
Andrea Benyovszky

1:40 -2:00
Annual ACENA meeting

2:00 - 3:00
Group Forum
Opportunity for all to discuss and share with other professionals

Further information

There is a ’parent scholarship’ available for attendance at this event.

Previous information on Conductive Education World:

Sutton, A. (2008) First information on North Americal conference: Fourth Annual ACENA Conference, Conductive Education World, 5 June

Sutton, A. (2008) Three legs: first thoughts for Chicago Keynote, Conductive Education World, 7 June

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