Month: March 2014

Conductive Education gets a mention

I have frequently asked for more to be published about Conductive Education and today I see that mention has been made of it in a ‘proper’ refereed journal, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.

Andrew Sutton has blogged about a letter he and Rony Schenker have written in response to an article published about research which made an ‘apparently authoritative judgement on Conductive Education’. But not in a good way.

The blog posting, which includes the reference to the original research article,   can be found at

Conductive Education appearing in unexpected places

I was searching for more references for the Virtual Library catalogue and  found one in an unexpected place. An online journal, Advances in Bio-Medical Sciences. On checking the list of references in this article, I found another unexpected source, the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 

On going to the second journal’s website I found membership is needed to find out more and so I have written in to ask for help.

I will let you know how I get on.

It shows how  articles are now popping up in all sorts of publications.

Have you found any?


Olama, K. (2013) Role of Conductive Education on gait in hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Advances in Bio-medical Sciences

Patriquin D.A .(2000) Conductive Education approaches to cerebral palsy. J Am Osteopath. Assoc. 12 : 92-95.

Virtual Library catalogue update

Some more items have gone into the Virtual Library catalogue over the past week or so. Quite a mixture!


Conductive Education for motor disorders
Letter in journal

Buddy Bear Trust Conductive Education Independent School, Dungannon ; report of an inspection

Education and Training Inspectorate

OCNWMR Level 3 Certificate in Conductive Education (QCF) Qualification guide
Course guide

Conductive Education Waikato Unit education review
ERO New Zealand

Handbook Conductive Education; together constructive conductive
Helga Keil-Bastendorff, and others
Grundvig Project report

Conductive Education; a glossary
Consortia EqualRehab
Book produced within the European Commission’s
Lifelong Learning Programme

Just do it!
Edited by Andrew Sutton and Gill Maguire
Book extract

Last year in Hong Kong
Andrew Sutton
Book extract

[A review of] Conductive Education for children with cerebral palsy by Ludwig, S [and others]
University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Research review

[A review of] effects of Conductive Education intervention for children with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy: an AACPDM evidence report [by Darrah, J., and others]
University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Research review

These and another 450 items can be found in the catalogue on Conduction’s website  at

George’s travels and conductive lifestyle

This week I received a copy of George’s travelogue published last October and previewed at the 8th World Congress of Conductive Education in Munich.

George has cerebral palsy. His  Hungarian mother and grandmother arranged for him to  attend Conductive Education sessions in the Pető Institute when he was  a small boy, and since then he  has lived a conductive lifestyle supported by his family.

This book recounts a holiday in the Rockies of Canada, and another on a  cruise down the Danube travelling through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and, of course, Hungary. Both holidays were spent with his family, sharing the experience and supporting him.

 It is a wonderful read that makes the reader think he/she is on the journey too, overcoming all the obstacles in a very cheery manner.  What seems normal and easy for most of us is a real challenge for George and he manages it all beautifully!

This book is a very interesting read that I recommend to anyone who would like to know more about living a conductive lifestyle.

If you wish to obtain a copy, please contact Susie Mallett at  for details of this and other publications from CN Press.


McDowell, G. (2013) George’s travelogue; stories of travel and conductive living. Nürnberg: CN Press.




As time goes by

It is now five years since I ‘retired’ and its difficult to believe it is as long as that. The world at large is much the same, still financial problems, others have been made redundant, firms have closed down and prices have gone up in the shops. Personally I have had a few ups and downs but conductively things have gone well.

What have I done?

  • Conductive Education Press has produced seven books since 2009 with more being considered;
  • My blog is still going despite being hacked although it now has this  new address;
  •  the virtual library is growing.

And in 2010 I was made an honorary conductor by the International Petõ Association at the 7th World Congress.

I spent time yesterday with two people who have encouraged and supported me in all these activities – I could not have done it without them,  or those who have made it all technically possible. 

Many thanks to you all.