More Entries in the Virtual Catalogue of Conductive Education

Here is another selection or items found recently on the Internet, some new, some not.  A mixture of types too.

An exploratory study of the rehabilitation of physically disabled adults in a group setting with particular reference to Conductive Education
Laszlo Szogeczki
2016
Dissertation

In memoriam dr. Dévai Júlia
V.Pal
2015
Obituary

Conductive Education
Anon
n.d.
journal article

Vanhempien ja lasten troimijuuteen konduktiivisessa kasvatuksessa
Sanna Uotinen
2008
pdf

Vertaisrhyhmä CP-vammaisten Lasten Kuntoutuksessa
Sanna Uotinen
2005
Thesis

Memorandum submitted [to House of Commons Select Committee on Education and Skills]
Cerebral Palsy Care
2005
Document

Conductive Education; a new approach to teaching function skills
Ester Cotton
1991
pdf

Is Conductive Education becoming an umbrella term like cp?
Judit Szathmary
2009
Blog posting

 

All these can be found in the virtual catalogue on Conduction’s website.

http://www.e-conduction.org/virtual-library-catalogue/

If you know of any new items [put up, please let me know.

Some sad news today

Today I heard about the death of Margit Balogh, former Librarian at the Peto Institute, from cancer.

She became Librarian of the Institute in 1992 and brought new life and systems to the  Institute’s collection. In a chapter written for the recent book on Dr Hári (Balogh and Dezsőné, 2014) she describes her work there under the watchful, interested eye of Mária Hári, who encouraged her  to update the procedures, re-organise the stock, and develop the use of computers,  making its holdings  more accessible.

Margit also edited the book Mária Hári and her conductive education in 2007.

In 1993 I visited the Institute and met with Margit.  We communicated through an interpreter as I knew no Hungarian and she no English, but it was an interesting meeting as we talked about the unique sources on Conductive Education held in the Institute and the beginnings of the Library I was establishing for the Foundation for Conductive Education in England.

Margit did retire some years ago but today’s users of the Library owe her a large debt for all she did for the collection, and Conductive Education.

Today is a very sad day.

 

Balogh, E and Horváth Dezsőné, (2014) Emlékkönyv, Hári, Mária 1923-2001. Budapest: Pető András Főiskola

 

New Conductive Education training in Germany

I have heard today that the degree course at Nurnberg is all set to start up later this year in September at  Evangelischen Hochschule Nürnberg (www.evhn.de) . For the past few years work has been going on to get the course organised and receive the necessary Ministry approval and it seems that has been obtained.

Students  will become  graduates with a BA ,  specializing in Conductive Support.  A degree just for Conductive Education is planned for the future.There is no mention of who will be teaching the course or exactly where practice will take place, it will be somewhere in Europe, I think – my German is very rusty! I would be grateful if someone corrects me if I have misunderstood anything.

Further information can be found at

http://konduktorenverband.de/de/aktuelles/!/show/5/studiengang-heilpaedagogik-mit-fachrichtung-konduktiven-foerderung-ab-2017-in-nuernberg/

 

Any recent journal articles on Conductive Education ?

I have been doing a little hunt round to see how many journal articles on Conductive Education have been published in the last five years. I did this once before, when I  found five articles of note, see

http://e-conduction.org/ceinformation/recent-articles-on-conductive-education-in-journals/

 

This time my search revealed more, as you can see below:

KELEMEN, A., and others (2013) In vitro fertilization and cerebral palsy; the Pető Institute experience. Practice and Theory in Systems of Education, 8 (3), pp.231-238.

http://epa.uz.ua/01400/01428/00025/pdf/EPA01428_ptse_03_231-238.pdf

NOVAK, I., and others (2013) A systematic review of interventions for children with cerebral palsy: state of the evidence. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 55(10), October, pp. 885–910.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dmcn.12246/epdf

HERSKIND, A., and others (2014) Early identification and intervention in cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 57(1), January, pp. 29–36.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dmcn.12531/epdf

HORVÁTHNÉ, K. S.,and others (2014) Doktori kutátosok a Pető intézetben [Doctoral studies at the Pető Institute] Iskolakultura,12(4) pp. 20-34

http://epa.oszk.hu/00000/00011/00164/pdf/EPA00011_Iskolakultura_2012_04_020-034.pdf

SCHENKER, R. and SUTTON, A.  (2014) Researching Conductive Education. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(4), April, pp.402-403.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dmcn.12363/full

ABBASKHANIAN, A., and others (2015) Rehabilitation interventions for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. Journal of Pediatrics Review, January; 3(1):e361. DOI: 10.5812/jpr.361 Published online, 20 January 2015.

http://jpediatricsreview.com/en/articles/361.html

ORAVECZ, A. (2015) A Pető Intézet Integrációt segítő mindennapos tevékenysége itthon és külföldön. Különleges Bánásmód, I(4), pp., 49-64

http://www.degyfk.hu/kulonlegesbanasmod/archivum/kb2015-4/KB2015-4-049-M-5000-65XXXXXX0-Oravecz.pdf

BEK, J., and others (2016) Conductive Education as a method of stroke rehabilitation: a single blinded randomised controlled feasibility study. Stroke Research and Treatment, Published online 2016 Jun 23. doi:  10.1155/2016/5391598

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4935920/

SCHENKER, R., and others (2016) Is a family-centred initiative a family-centred service? A case of a Conductive Education setting for children with cerebral palsy. Child care health and development, (42) 6, November, pp. 909–917.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cch.12354/pdf [Abstract only]

2016 also brought the publication of a new online journal by the PAF, Tudomány és hivatás, producing two issues so far

http://www.peto.hu/start/hu/tudomany-es-hitvallas

http://www.peto.hu/start/hu/megjelent-a-tudomany-es-hivatas-c-folyoirat-masodik-szama

It is worth noting that the two systematic  reviews  only referred to CE briefly, concentrating on other systems.

All items are entered in the Virtual catalogue.

Some new books on Conductive Education

I have been building a library of items on Conductive Education for Conduction over the past few years. It is growing nicely now and becoming a respectable collection of books, articles, papers etc both published, and unpublished.

Today I was given two new items to add. The first is a new book in Hungarian published by Pető András Főiskola [Pető András College] in Budapest, entitled:

Tanulmányok a konduktív peadagógia köréből;A Hári Mária-pályázat gyűjteményéből. 

The welcome page of the book [translated for me into English] states:

Hari Maria is a role model for all of us because of her devoted work for sustaining and protecting the Peto method. Therefore it is not accidental that, in recognition and respect of her professional work and humanity we called the first Hari Maria competition.

This book contains papers which were submitted and accepted by professional judges –  and were written by this famous institute’s lecturers, conductors and students.

This collection of papers about Conductive Education and Pető András makes  a substantial book of 446 pages with illustrations, some black and white, some coloured. 

The second, was the abstract book for the 9th World Congress on Conductive Education which was held in Budapest , December 2016.

Other recent additions are Emlékkönyv Dr Hári Mária 1923-2001,

 and

Genesis; bringing Conductive Education to Israel.

This increasing number of books on Conductive Education is good to see after years of very little being published.

 

Deák, Adrienn. and Kollega, Tarsoly István., ed. (2016) Tanulmányok a konduktív peadagógia köréből; a Hári Mária-pályázat gyűjteményéből.[Studies from the conductive pedagógia; from the collection of papers from the Hari Maria competition] Budapest: Pető András Főiskola.

Balogh, E and Németh, G. ed., (2016) Abstract book of 9th World Congress on Conductive Education. Budapest: International Pető Association.

Kollega, T.I. ed. (2014) Emlékkönyv Dr Hári Mária 1923-2001. Budapest: Pető András Főiskola [In memory of Dr Hári Mária]

Schenker, R., ed. (2016) Genesis; bringing Conductive Education to Israel. Birmingham: CEP and Jerusalem: Tsad Kadima.

New guidelines for cerebral palsy

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence in the UK has published its first guidelines for cerebral palsy, concentrating on the causes and treatment.

https://cerebralpalsynewstoday.com/2017/01/27/nice-publishes-first-cerebral-palsy-guideline-improve-diagnosis-treatment/

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. In April 2013 NICE was  established in primary legislation, becoming a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) and placing it on a solid statutory footing as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012, accountable to the Government Department of Health.

The new guideline, “Cerebral palsy in under 25s: assessment and management,” covers diagnosing, assessing, and managing CP in children and young adults from birth to age 25. Its goal is to ensure that cerebral palsy patients receive the care and treatment they need so they can be as active and independent as possible.

A press release about the guidelines can be found at

https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/nice-seeks-to-improve-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cerebral-palsy

Guidelines on adults with cerebral palsy is expected in early 2019 – quite a long time to wait.

New home for Dame Vera Lynn’s charity

Dame Vera Lynn’s charity has supported Conductive Education in Sussex for many years, initially with the School for Parents at Ingfield Manor. Last year this support was removed in anticipation of expanding services in new premises, and the charity, Scope, is now supporting Ingfield Manor.

The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity  has now moved into the new separate accommodation and plans to run a variety of services for the under- 5s with cerebral palsy- including Conductive Education – from there.

Dame Vera’s charity moves as 100th birthday nears

More information and contact details can be found on the website at

www.dvlcc.org.uk

Also announced is a special concert at the London Palladium to celebrate Dame Vera’s 100th birthday and her amazing career, whilst raising funds for her charity.

www.dameveralynn.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A PhD for another conductor

Congratulations to Andrea  Benyovszky ,Program Director at the Conductive Learning Center , Grand Rapids, USA, who has been awarded her PhD by Lorand Eotvos University (ELTE)  in Budapest.

https://www.facebook.com/conductivelearningcenter/posts/10154422570936443

Her thesis,entitled The continuous presence of conductive pedagogy in the United States of America, (A konduktív pedagógia permanens jelenléte az Amerikai Egyesült Államokban (Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI, USA) discusses the development of CE over the past 14 years in Grand Rapids. A summary of it can be found in English at

http://nevelestudomany.phd.elte.hu/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/doktorjelolt_BenyovszkyAndrea_tezisfuzet_-angol.pdf

and in Hungarian at

http://nevelestudomany.phd.elte.hu/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/doktorjelolt_BenyovszkyAndrea_tezisfuzet_-magyar.pdf

Well done, Andrea!

Copies of new book, Genesis, now available

After all the celebrations of Christmas and New Year it is now time to get back to reading again! I have some copies of Conductive Education Press’s latest title, Genesis, to dispose of.
This book tells something of what Tsad Kadima has done in Israel, and what this has achieved. It recounts something of the process of creating the ‘Tsad Kadima family’, which has developed over the years in a manner unique within the world of Conductive Education. This includes the vital matter of sustainability, Tsad Kadima demonstrating the potential for national Conductive Education systems to reproduce themselves and evolve for the benefit of generations to come.
For further information, see
Copies are for sale at £5 each, plus £1.50 postage and packing for the UK, and  plus £3.70 for Europe.
 Email me at gmaguire1@yahoo.co.uk to order your copy or copies. Pre-payment is required.
Other titles from Conductive Education Press are available from