Our Unique Approach

The Conductive Learning Center serves children from birth to age 26 with motor disorders related to complications of premature birth, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, or brain injury. For these children with motor disorders, even the smallest tasks – eating, buttoning a shirt, sitting in a chair – can be monumental. The Conductive Learning Center (CLC) can change that utilizing the conductive education (CE) premise that movement and coordination can be learned.

Conductive education is a powerful educational re/habilitation method that enhances the plasticity of the brain by engaging participants with motor challenges, caused by damage to the central nervous system, at any age. The CE program is effective as it provides a daily task series emphasizing learning correct physical motions, which are continuously applied in real-life situations throughout the day, as part of a stimulating intellectual environment. This enables the brain to create new connections and develop an alternative way of accomplishing motor control where none was previously thought possible. All the CE program components serve to motivate the child, working within a group of peers, in an age appropriate way, cuing and/or conducting the child by guiding and teaching them to move. Development of problem solving, motor, social, and self-care skills, as well as, a can-do attitude result from consistently being encouraged to find a way to accomplish conventional tasks and movements with appropriate guidance and support.

Latest Updates

CLC Fall 2018 Newsletter

September 14, 2018

Read the Conductive Learning Center’s Fall 2018 Newsletter

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CLC Celebrates 20 Years

August 27, 2018

On July 26, CLC students, staff, families, and friends celebrated 20 years of CLC! The […]

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Help Make the Dreams of CLC Come True

July 26, 2018

Dear CLC Parents, Friends, and Supporters, For this year’s Evening of Celebration, we have a […]

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Our Mission

To provide opportunities for individuals with motor challenges to achieve optimal physical, cognitive and social independence through the application and promotion of conductive education principles.