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

Some New Additions to the Virtual Library

Here are a few new additions to the virtual library catalogue. Not as many as usual but more will follow!

It is interesting and very good to see that the staff of the Maria Hari Library at the Pető András Főiskola has been uploading some lists of its holdings. Let’s hope there will be more of these to come too.

 

 

Konduktor szakos hallgatók értékrendszerének alakulása
Judit Gombas
2016
Book chapter

Academic Mossad chief’s son suffers from cerebral palsy: “The motivation from home
Ilana Stotlnd
2016
Magazine article

Abstract book of 9th World Congress of Conductive Education.
Peto Andras College
2016
pdf document

Tudomány és Hivatás
Peto Andras College
2016
Journal

2016 Alma mater / Alumni
Peto Andras College
2016
Photographs

A konduktív pedagógia
Kollega Tarsoly István
2015
Bibliography

 
Bibliography of conductive education in foreign languages
Peto Andras College
2016
Bibliography

 

 

 

New Conductive Education services for US

A new year starts today and I am pleased to be able to let you know about some new services for children provided by Second Chance CE that will start in March 2017.

Second Chance CE was primarily set up to offer Conductive Education Sessions for Adults in the Massachusetts and New England areas. However after receiving numerous requests by parents looking for CE services in the area for their young children, we are pleased to announce that we will also be offering Regular CE Sessions for Toddlers and Children, starting March 2017.

Those interested can attend one of the free meetings with Maria Heine arranged  from  January 10th – January 18th.

 

For further information please go to

https://secondchancece-blog.com/author/secondchancece/

 

Another electronic book from Conductive Education Press

The CEP quotationary of Andras Peto and his Conductive Education, first published in 2013,  is now available as a pdf  for £4.00 (no postage!) as well as the traditional book format.

The back cover blurb of the book says :

This quotationary’s 307 quotations contribute some distilled essence, including 48 sayings or reported sayings from the man himself, plus vivid direct reports from friends and associates, and the observations of some of those who have tried to nail his fleeting shadow.

These quotations come from 40 named sources, and are referenced to 15 different texts.

For further information and to order a copy in either format, please go to

http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/4627506-cep-quotationary-of-andr-s-pet

Electronic version of Genesis now available

The price of everything still keeps going up, especially in the UK at the moment with Brexit and general unrest in world affairs. Shipping costs from Blurb also have increased  since CEP last published a book.

After investigation I discovered that it is  also possible to have an electronic version of Genesis   so I am pleased to say that it is now possible to order a pdf of the book for £3.00 as well as the ‘proper’ book.

To order a copy go to

http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/7506616-genesis

This price is a special one for the Congress and the rest of December, the same as the hard copy, and the price of both will change in January

New book from Conductive Education Press

Schenker, R., ed. Genesis; bringing Conductive Education to Israel. Birmingham: Conductive Education Press, Jerusalem: Tsad Kadima

Genesis
Genesis
Bringing Conductive…
By Rony Schenker
Photo book

In the summer Conductive Education Press was asked by Tsad Kadima (Israel) if we would publish their story to celebrate 30 years of the organisation. Naturally we agreed, and are very pleased to announce that the book, Genesis, edited by Rony Schenker and published jointly by Conductive Education Press and Tsad Kadima,  is now available. An abstract on the back cover states:

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.

 The book is the result of a lot of hard work by the final year students of the Israeli conductor training course who interviewed the parents and the professionals involved in bringing Conductive Education to Israel. It highlights the unique perspective and determination of Israeli parents 30 years ago, an example to us all.

There is an early bird price for the book  of £5.00 (plus postage and packing) on the occasion of the coming 9th World Congress of Conductive Education in Budapest.

Copies can be ordered via this link

http://www.blurb.co.uk/user/cepress