I passed this link on to Andrew who has been commenting on it too at
I have just been to see the Staffordshire hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold items ,which were found in an English field by an amateur metal detector in 2009. This is an unique collection and no-one has any idea yet what most of the pieces are, or were, except they have military connections and no female jewellery was found with them.
Such beautiful, wonderful, intricate workmanship and who made it, used it etc, is not yet known and may never be.
I wondered idly if anyone hundreds of years hence will know what Conductive Education is or was, or anything about it, wonder what conductors did, or be able to find real accurate information about it.
When I got home I looked at Facebook.
Last week I was sent a link to a German newspaper reporting the work of a parent-led centre in Germany and focusing on the transfer of children from the centre to a mainstream school.
This made me realise that most of the news items I include in my monthly lists are in English and I must be missing those in other languages. Un fortunately my language skills are very poor so I have been sticking to what I know best, English. In an attempt to change I have set up some Google alerts which I hope will internationalise my lists not only with language but also include countries I would otherwise miss.
If anyone is aware of any news, reports etc that could be included in my lists please do forward the links to me.
Today a posting on Facebook by Andrew Sutton refers to a discussion thread about Conductive Education that has been written by mums of disabled children. Their knowledge of Conductive Education is patchy to say the least, with some of their comments based on hearsay rather than experience. Definitely inaccurate too, as ‘pain’ and ‘therapy’ are frequently referred to.
I would like to hope that they come in contact with the mother whose latest blog posting gives a more accurate picture of Conductive Education and a clear description of it.
This Canadian mum speaks for a lot of mothers I am sure, and I hope others will publicise their own experiences of just how good Conductive Education can be for a cerebral palsied child.