Monday, 30 April 2012


A camel's back

I do not know whether the following account faithfully represents the particular practice of Conductive Education that it refers to, or its actual theoretical base..  This, however, is a posting about image, not substance.

I had already received a indignant email about it, even before woke me up this morning to inform me direct.

...transforms the lives of families with children who have cerebral palsy and other severe motor disabilities. Program assistants... work methodically with these children throughout the day, combining physical and educational methods to help the children find alternative ways to complete motions like sitting, walking, standing and feeding themselves. Each class is conducted by occupational therapists...a holistic approach... aspects such as walking from room to room with sliders and ladders, using the restroom on a time schedule, practicing stretching techniques and educational activities. ...conductive education is based on the theory that the central nervous system in children with motor disabilities has the ability to form new neural connections, despite neurological damage... opportunity to achieve new movements and greater independence. occupational therapist consultant... incorporated sensory motor techniques into the program...  etc.

Another straw cast upon the camel's back of reputation, all executed with the very best of intentions.

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