Conductive Education Overview
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. Conductive education was developed in 1945 in Hungary by Dr. András Pető. Pető theorized that people with disabilities are characterized by disintegrated function. His theory was that this may be overcome, and that coordinated functioning can be developed through an indirect cognitive route involving teaching and learning. The CE program is effective as it provides a daily task series emphasizing learning correct physical motion, which is 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.
2019-2020 School Year Calendar
|Session I||September 9 - September 27|
|Session II||October 1 - October 25|
|Session III||October 29 - November 22|
|Documentation Days and Thanksgiving Break||November 25 - November 29|
|Session IV||December 3 - December 20|
|Session V||January 7 - January 31|
|Session VI||February 4 - February 28|
|Professional Development||March 2 - March 6|
|Session VII||March 10 - April 3|
|Spring Break||April 6 - April 10|
|Session VIII||April 14 - May 8|
|Session IX||May 12 - May 22|
|Session IX||June 1 - June 12|
|Summer Camp 2020||July 6 - July 31|
The above dates denote the start and end dates for each session please see specific program information below for session offerings for various age groups.
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.