Conductive Education conference in UK next month

Google has just alerted me to the fact that The Percy Hedley Foundation  is hosting the 12th annual conference of the Conductive Education Professional Education Group on 12 March at the Percy Hedley School.


The conference is :

…entitled “Back to Basics”, and will focus on the basics of conductive education, what we do well in its simplest form not complicated with fancy ideas and new developments, just focussing on celebrating conductive education for what it is and what it was developed to be.

This should be interesting and hopefully presentations will be made available to those who are unable to go by being published on the Internet.

Anyone interested in going needs to follow this link:


Pointing the way? Presentations at conferences

Over the years some papers at conferences have gradually changed from being written papers traditionally read out, into Powerpoint presentations. The main bullet points of the topic are on slides shown on a screen and these are expanded on verbally by the presenter. This means that there is no real record of what was said except the slides of the presentation (if kept and circulated) and thus details of many accounts of research, practice etc are technically lost.

Whilst looking for material to add to the virtual catalogue,  I have found a number of Powerpoint presentations concerning Conductive Education on the Internet and now there are 17 of these in the catalogue. I do wonder how useful these could be to those who were not there when they were presented and  would welcome your feedback .

Do you think the limited information included is helpful?

Is knowing who talked about what useful?

Is it a good idea to continue adding new ones to the catalogue?

These are the latest ones I have found, all from the CEPEG conference in March 2015.

MSA – facts and experiences
Annamaria Berger

Conductor assistant; experiences and journey
Becky Griffiths

The characteristics of effective learning in the conductive early years setting
Julie Watts and Becca Shirley

“Look, listen and do!” What can we do to prepare and complement Conductive Education work?
Kristina Balogh and Petra Szabo

Multiculturalism at work
Zsoka Magyarszeky

Coaching and mentoring
Rachel Smith

How many plinths can you fit in an Astra? CE in Bristol so far
Natalie Ibarguen-Sanchez and Hannah Hughes

Help me explore it; incorporating sensory strategies into conductive principles
Eszter Fortagh
Conductive praxis, who’s teaching whom?
Amanda Dorter

Look them up in the catalogue – insert powerpoint in the ‘media type’ box – then click on the little magnifying glass next to each entry in the list you get, and see what you think!




Conference this Saturday 8 March in London

This weekend the annual conference of CEPEG will take place in London at Tottenham Hotspur Football Stadium from 9.30 – 4.30.

Details are a little sparse but can be found at


This is the 8th of such conferences.

On Friday evening there is a reception from 5-8pm at ‘our London centre’ which I assume is the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy as further details are up on the centre’s website at


New journal news

On looking around the CEPEG website I noticed that the hoped for new journal of Conductive Education is not ready for publication,  but articles will be uploaded on to the website in the meantime.

Producing a journal is not easy, as I know after editing and producing  Recent Advances in Conductive Education for eight years from  December 2001 –  August 2009.

First Conductive Education Professional Education Group conference?

Tomorrow there is a conference being held  for CE professionals in the North of England. I had heard rumours about this but been unable to find out any details on the Internet as CEPEG, the organisation running this conference does not appear to have a website as far as I can tell. The information I have now was posted only yesterday on the blog page of Legacy Rainbow House, the centre  hosting the conference.


This states that it is the ‘first ever CEPEG Conference’ which is strange as I do know CEPEG have been holding conferences annually for a number of years  in various locations, but this is the first in Cheshire.
No papers, presentations, programmes have ever been made public so I can’t say what sort of topics are discussed or what kind of practice is reported on. As those involved in  CE are thinly distributed worldwide and do not get to meet very often – the World Congress only happens every four years – it is a shame that information shared at meetings such as these is not made available to those who cannot attend. Even organisations holding conferences for members/professionals only  usually publish proceedings or make information generally available.

Perhaps this will happen this time. I will keep an eye out. If anyone knows of a public source for such information, please do let me know.