Friday, 26 February 2010

Spina bifida TV news report

Such awareness so desperately needed

Give it a while to start evaluating North American Conductive Education Awareness Day. Meanwhile Gill Maguire has begun assembling mentions on the Internet to go on Conductive Education Information. Please let her know if you have any.

But I do have to mention here what I think is a first (always dangerous to call something the first, so please do correct me if I am wrong). This is the first public video broadcast showing Conductive Education and a child with spina bifida.

It shows work at the Conductive Learning Center in Grand Rapids. An unnamed mother and conductor Andrea Benyovszky have their say. The newscast comes from local TV station WZZM13 and accompanies a written report.

I had this notification prepared to post earlier today, then suddenly the video went off line. Thanks are due to conductor Kasey Gray who managed to track two other URLs for where it is hiding. Now the original one has reappeared! So it goes.

CE in 21C

Note the 'twenty-first century' element in the story. The mother of the child with spina bifida 'stumbled across' CE through reading another mother's blog..

And note the persistence of that old twentieth-century iniquity. It's still up to parents to do the stumbling.

Reference and notes

 Pascua, J., Urka, K (2010) Conductive Learning Center offers help to children with neuro-motor disabilities,, 25 February
(Text plus video)

Conductive Learning Center helping kids with disabilities
(Video only)

I don't know how long any of these will remain available.

Conductive Education Information

Most recent posting on spina bifida

1 comment: