Saturday, 10 July 2010

Smart new website revitalises adults paper

Loses those awful 'therapy' captions.

Early in 2009 I published a brief overview of Conductive Education for adults, in the British magazine Able, and shortly before Christmas 2009 this article also appeared on line, open-access and free-to-view. My satisfaction at its being so widely and readily available was soon, however, blown away, when Susie Mallett rewiewd the on-line article on her blog. She pointed out, most pointedly, something that I had failed to notice, that the magazine had helpfully provided captions for the photos that accompanied the article – consistently describing CE as a 'therapy':


The effect of these captions was to deny the aricle's entire purpose. I wrote to the Editor to complain, as the overall effect was now contrary to my overal intention.

The magazine now has a smart new snappy website which re-presents articles from its archives in its new format. In this new incarnation the article on CE for adults has lost the offending photo-captions and I am now happy for people to read it. You can find the reformatted and de-captioned article at:


If you would like to download it as a hand-out, feel free. If you would like to translate it into another language, get in touch.

The article is a bit conventional, and I might write it somewhat differently now. Nonetheless, it does offer a fairly short introduction to a still often misunderstood and ignored field. Now that the glitch over the photo captions has been ironed out, this article might still provide handy, short (less than 1800 words) introductory reading material.

References

Conductive World's posting about the first on-lineversion:

Susie Mallett's review

New on-line edition

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