Month: July 2014

Keeping the Virtual Catalogue up to date

The Internet is ever-changing and items go up, items are taken down and sometimes items are moved to a new location. This means that the virtual catalogue is not always 100% accurate, though every effort is made to keep it up to date.

Today I was informed that one of the links in the catalogue is no longer working and after checking I have discovered that now the item is no longer available. This means that there is no longer information on the internet about the proposed new Conductive Education degree at  Evangelische Hochschule, Nürnberg, due to start in September 2015. Consequently, this item has now been deleted from the catalogue.

All that left about this course is a news item on the German Conductors’ Association with a link to a PDF summarising its contents over seven semesters:!/show/5/studiengang-heilpaedagogik-konduktive-paedagogik-ab-2015-in-nuernberg/

If you come across any links that are broken or do not lead anywhere, I would be grateful if you would please let me know so I can investigate and check if it has moved or is no longer available.

Your help is needed  to make sure the catalogue is as up to date as possible, as I cannot do it all on my own.

Good news story for The Rainbow Centre

After all the stories about the urgent need for funds, The Rainbow Centre in Hampshire is in the news again, and this time for a good reason.  A few days ago, The News ( the local newspaper) published a piece about the help received and the  progress made by a little boy in Portsmouth.

He has come on in leaps and bounds and the future looks brighter for him, and the centre. Great to see!

Conductive Education Bristol

Some time ago I reported the start of some children’s services in Bristol under the umbrella of Megan Baker House, a centre in Herefordshire. This was a first for that part of the UK.

I have been informed that Megan Baker House is no longer involved and that Natalie Sanchez and Hannah Silcock  are now working independently.  For the time being, they are still operating in the same premises, as Conductive Education Bristol:

 Kingswood Gymnastics Centre, Wesley Studios/Britannia Rd, Bristol BS15 8DB

 Anyone interested in finding out more should look on the Workplace map  or ring 07864176228 to speak to  Natalie or Hannah.

I wish you good luck with this venture.

More entries in the Virtual Conductive Education Library catalogue

Another collection of items entered into the Virtual Library catalogue this month. Its the usual mixed bag of articles, reports, inspections various languages.

Full references with URLs can be found at

Developing stroke care for adults in the community: rehabilitation through Conductive Education
Foundation for Conductive Education
Research report

The effectiveness of 10 weeks Conductive Education on postural sway and movement quality in Parkinson’s Disease patients.
Advert for Masters by Research Studentship

Free for all? Processes of change in health care provision in Hungary from 1987-2002
[Conductive Education covered on p216, 311-12]

Konduktive Förderung für Kinder und Jugendliche mit Zerebralparese

Evaluating an integrated approach to the management of cerebral palsy. Vol I.
Research report

Evaluating an integrated approach to the management of cerebral palsy. Vol II. Appendix A. IMCP documentation handbook
L.Heal, and others
Research report

Evaluating an integrated approach to the management of cerebral palsy. Appendix B: Field test report of the Eau Claire Functional Abilities Test and the Wolfe-Bluel Socialization Inventory. Volume III of IV. Final report.
Abstract only
L. Heal
Research report

Evaluating an integrated approach to the management of cerebral palsy. Vol IV. Appendix C. An analysis of the evaluation and follow up date from the Institute for Movement Therapy, Budapest, Hungary
Research report

The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy; independent school standard inspection report

Course guide: Conductive Education 2008/2009
Wolverhampton University
pdf document

Konduktive Förderung in der Stiftung Pfennigparade, München
G. Schmidt and R. Orter
Research report