Month: June 2014

Latest news on the Rainbow Centre

A little while ago the Rainbow Centre made an appeal for £150,000  as it was  desperately needed to keep open for the next few months.

Various local businesses and individuals came up trumps and £175,000 has been raised and to thank everybody concerned an event celebrating this was held.

No mention is made in the article about the long term future of the centre  so perhaps  some of the donors have pledged funds for the future on a regular basis.

Update for Where Conductors Work map


I have just heard that there are no longer any conductors at the Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairment (set up in 1991) and will amend the map accordingly  at

If this is not the case, or anyone knows of other places without conductors that are still on the map, please let me know. Also let me know of any new places, or the demise of old ones, so that I can keep all the information up to date.


More additions to the Virtual Library catalogue

Ten more items have been added to the virtual catalogue  at
 Again these are mix of all sorts of documents, journal articles and blog postings.

You’ll never walk alone
Conference paper

Annual report  2013
Foundation for Conductive Education

Exploring the world of Conductive Education
Conference paper

Functional changes following 18 months of Conductive Education: a case report
E Bals and M. Michalski
Case report

Comparing movement development in children with cp in transdisciplinary Conductive Education to children with cp receiving traditional therapy in the USA
R.O’Shea and P.Pidcoe
Research report

The Free Schools initiative is mercifully challenging the notion that there’s a ‘set’ way of educating special needs children.
S. Pitfield
Website article

Conductive Education
Research and Hope Ltd
Website article

The evidence-base for conceptual approaches and additional therapies targeting lower limb function in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a framework
I.Franki and others
Journal article

Continuing professional development
Website document

Conductive Education Com Amor: a case in Brazil
L. Kuerten
Blog posting


Conductive Education Summer Camp in Trinidad and Tobago

Three years ago Anne Marie McIntosh set up the Shay Foundation for Conductive Education  in Trinidad and Tobago offering an annual summer camp for children with cerebral palsy.

I do not usually note such summer camps as they are not that unusual these days,  but this one is offering the children a rare opportunity to experience Conductive Education in their own country, half-way across the world from any nearer services.

So I am very pleased to say that it is still going and the 2014 camp will run from 4 -22 August as the MOIRA Conductive Education Centre of Budapest is sending two conductors  to provide Conductive Education for the children.

Like other small ventures, the Foundation has to make a charge for each child to cover costs etc, and one mother is appealing for funds to help her three-tear-old son attend this year.

I do hope she is successful and that there continues to be at least an annual opportunity for the children of Trinidad and Tobago to experience and learn from Conductive Education.