Conductive Education is a system of learning developed by the Hungarian physician Dr Andras Peto in 1945. He created an educational system for children and adults with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis and other motor disorders. It is a unified system of rehabilitation building upon the individuals existing abilities and skills and working towards meeting the challenges of everyday life more independently. It is holistic so apart from the physical aspects of development, there is also focus on the cognitive, social and personal areas of learning.
Objectives of Conductive Education
Conductive education incorporates therapy and play in the daily routine and the child is an active participant.
Through repetition, a child can learn and develop physical, social and intellectual abilities to the best of their capabilities.
The overall aims include:
Developing children’s range and control of movement
Developing abilities in self- help skills.
Developing social and daily living skills.
Developing expressive and receptive language skills.
Providing opportunities to study a balanced curriculum at appropriate levels of understanding.
When working with parents/Carer’s to encourage greater independence within the home.