Over the past twenty years or so I have observed Conductive Education practice, read books and articles, watched films and talked to conductors.
Recently a new website has appeared on the Internet and this doesn’t fit in with what I have learnt about Conductive Education in that time. All sorts of bits seem to have been cut and pasted in with no thought of copyright or even relevance.
This website is full of drivel about CE and therefore spoils CE’s reputation whilst misleading those who want to learn. It looks to be of US origin and I wonder what those who have fought and worked hard to establish CE in the US think about this site, which seems to be mainly there as a platform for all sorts of adverts.
Norman Perrin says it all very succinctly on his blog
I absolutely agree.
Today I have been checking on reports of Conductive Education Awareness Day in North America (with little success, but that’s another blog to follow later) and found something else to report as often happens.
Warington Disability Partnership (in the North of England) is holding an exhibition as part of its Disability Awareness Day in July 2011 and has posted a list of exhibitors on the Internet.
Mention of Conductive Education led me to search the list and I found this:
Stick ‘n’ Step
Sarah Smithson , 0151 638 0888
Conductive education is a type of physiotherapy to help children learn how to move and communicate to the best of their ability.
Why, oh why, do we still keep seeing CE described as ‘a type of physiotherapy’? I have always been told that if its being carried out properly it certainly isn’t any sort of therapy, its an education system, and I am sure the conductors at this centre are doing it properly.
Am I wrong?
Please let me know.