Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Conductive Education in international rehabilitation encyclopedia

Sign of the times

Readers of Conductive World may be interested to learn that Conductive Education is included in the on-line International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation, now being prepared from Buffalo and Quebec.

The Laboratorie d'informatique et de terminologie de la réadaption et de l'intégation sociale (LITRIS), from the Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec (IRDPQ), and CIRRIE, from the University at Buffalo, SUNY, are collaborating to create a comprehensive synthesis of the field of rehabilitation in a free, accessible, online, multilingual encyclopedia in English, French, and Spanish.

The International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation will include four hundred articles on rehabilitation and disability topics identified through terms found in the CIRRIE and RehabData Thesauri, the ICF, and the International Index and Dictionary of Rehabilitation and Social Integration (IIDRIS).

There will be links among the encyclopedia, the two databases and the dictionary, creating an integrated information system.

Most refreshing

Readers of Conductive World may be unsurprised that the encyclopedia’s item on Conductive Education, along with all it its supporting references, are translated from the Chinese.

Little glitches and one important omission aside, this article, by Julie Yali Gao, is rather good.


Stone, J. H., Blouin, M. (eds.) (2009) International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation

Yali Gao, J. (2009) Conductive Education to promote behavioural initiative in children with cerebral palsy. International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation

French and Spanish versons do not yet seem available.

1 comment:

  1. New authors in Conductive Education are always welcome and often offer new interpretations. I will try and track down the writer and origins of this piece and get back to you.