Tuesday, 10 July 2012

WEBINAR ON TCE

Transdisciplinary Conductive Education 

The story so far
Recently on Conductive World   
TCE will be discussed in a 90-minute 'webinar' (web seminar) to be run twice over this coming July (carrying 1.5 continuing education hours)... I might sign up myself. And I hope that others do too.

I tried, and I know that at least one other has too. Unfortunately one has to has a PayPal account (which I do not want) the guest membership does not accept application from outside the United States. Maybe others from outside the US have boon excluded in this way – but perhaps they can contribute something anyway.

For myself I have no personal experience or knowledge of 'Transdisciplinary Conductive Education', so would have little practical to contribute. I just wanted to listen and learn.

You can contribute anyway

Robbie O'Shea has written with further information on this webinar, and an invitation to offer ideas –
Saturday, 7 July 2012

Hi all, this is a nice discussion. I am presenting the webinar on Determining the impact of intensive transdisciplinary motor learning training on functional skills in children with cerebral palsy, this upcoming Thursday. There are 2 sessions. In the webinar I will review the recent literature discussing intensive motor learning. The majority of this work is published on GMFCS 1 kids with hemplegia and diplegia. I will then introduce transdisciplinary CE and the model that is used at the Center for Independence. Finally I will present the data that I presented at the Australasian conference in Brisbane in June. I hope that helps. Please feel free to offer ideas if you'd like me to add in any information.
The Certificate in CE from Governors State University is designed to offer advanced learning to individuals who are not conductors. This knowledge will help therapists and teachers work collaboratively with conductors. The course is titled so that folks can use the college credits from the Certificate towards other degrees if desired. The 16 credit hours also result in a pay grade increase for some school professionals. There are 2 16 week courses devoted to the pedagogy and implementation of CE, which are taught by a conductor trained at the Peto. Students also complete a 40 hour practicum under the supervision of a conductor. The pathology course and motor control/learning course have been most recently taught by a conductor trained at Aquinas. I teach the research course. We've had 35 people complete the Certificate and will start another cohort this Fall. If you need any more information please feel free to contact me.
Robbie O'Shea
Learn more

http://www.litegait.com/webinars/determining_the_impact.html

6 comments:

  1. What a superb service.

    Without asking for it I have now received (and completed) a form to pay registration through a system of my choice., at the reduced rate of US$25.00 (a bargain at £16.64).

    And they must know me:

    'Also if you miss it, you will receive the recording of it to watch at any time.'

    A model for others for how to go about such matters!

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  2. Come, come, Kellie, things are rarely 'only', thought I'd settle here for 'almost only'

    Similarly, not 'never' in my own country, though I'd settle here for 'almost never'.

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  3. Oh dear, I should have begun webinaring with the Americans half an hour ago, at 17 00 GMT. A few minutes before ,they had sent me an efficient reminder. The service of the company, the MR Institute of Continuing Education, has continued to be excellent. Any glitch, I am sure, with one exception, has been of my own making.

    Erica DuMonte sent me some teaching materials but I was only able to open the overheads. These were very full, amazingly full for a 90-minute seminar. I do not know why all the materials did not work and will try them on another computer when I have tIme.

    Someone called 'Karma Chameleon' (wasn't that a song by Boy George and Culture Club?) contributed to this blog to make it clear that the offer of flexible personalised payment arrangement was open to anyone. Other organisations arranging meetings and conferences pleade note: it can be done – it should be universal

    Then my registration was confirmed and I was given some sensible advice –

    If this is your first time attending a meeting of this kind, we recommend that you take the System Test to make sure that your computer is ready to go.
    In the rare case that you have any technical difficulties viewing the meeting, please e-mail support at support@instantpresenter.com.
    I tried the system test yesterday evening, as soon as I got the instruction. No dice, my computer did not like the system, and it crashed, three times. So, I followed the international counsel of despair: 'Contact the technical department'. I did, straight away. Not a peep in response.

    So, I have had a little fun and accessed some of the course contact. I have learned quite a bit about service too. I have missed the hoped-for direct introductory experience of webinars and have been reminded of the need to replace my computer. I look forward to Rony Schenker's promised report of her experience of taking part. I do have some of the teaching materials and putting these together with last weekend's guest posting on The Conductive Post, and what Rony comes up with, I may still end up a little the wiser about Transdisciplinary Conductive Education.

    Still, it feels rather sad to be standing outside the Seminar room door with no way to get in and be with the others...

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  4. My goodness,what a service.

    Within ten seconds of pressing the button to make the above post I received the following email:

    Hi Andrew,
     
    You may have received a response already from someone else.  I'm not sure about the System Test issue.  I click on the link in your email and it completes the system test with "Sucess!" as the result.  If you are not viewing the live presentation, you will automatically be emailed the link to the recording of the presentation (within a day or so).
     
    Let me know if you need anything else.
     
    Thank you,
    Erica

    My goodness,what a service. Better and better.

    And I presume that some poor techie is receiving the US court-marshal service. Be gentle, please!

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  5. Hi Andrew,
     
    You may have received a response already from someone else.  I'm not sure about the System Test issue.  I click on the link in your email and it completes the system test with "Sucess!" as the result.  If you are not viewing the live presentation, you will automatically be emailed the link to the recording of the presentation (within a day or so).
     
    Let me know if you need anything else.
     
    Thank you,
    Erica


    Ahem. I went to the site (not the System test but the actual webina), gingerly tried it, and went straight into the webinar, by then half-way through. Something or someone had worked the oracle..

    I take back any implied criticism of the techies. Clearly the fault in the end was my own. Perhaps it was cultural. I had asked for a fault to be fixed and made no assumptions that someone would just get on and do it!

    Anyway, have now seen half the webinar, and will see the rest I hope soon. And I also hope that I can find the time to give the whole experience, including its content, the consideration that it is due.

    Meanwhile, thanks to everybody involved, a modest sum well spent.

    Andrew.

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