Over the past couple of weeks I have received information about several new ventures by conductors in the UK. These are
Conductive Education Bristol,
Next Hills, Winchester,
Marbles Movement and Learning, Maidenhead, Surrey.
New provision of CE is good news indeed in these tough financial times and I hope there will be more to come, not just in the UK, but worldwide.
Having the information means I can update the map and let everyone know, so please do email me details of any new service provision as and when it starts.
I have now finished checking countries from I-Z and cannot find websites for the following places:
Universtiy Hospital of Tromsø.
Aspace Centro de neurorrehabilitacion PETÖ
Aspire -Berkshire Conductive Education & Multi-Sensory Activity Centre
Not as many as in the first batch of countries.
Of course they may have changed their names or have new websites at different URLs. Please do let me know if they are still operating with a conductor or I will mark them as closed.
Please also let me know of any others that may have closed recently, leaving their website ‘live’.
Do help me with this, if you can. I cannot do it without you!
The map indicating where conductors work has been up for some time and had regular additions and changes made whenever information has been sent to me.
As most of the entries have not been checked for a while I thought I would make this a summer project. No doubt you can see what a daunting prospect that is but I have made a start by checking whether websites for the US workplaces and countries beginning with the letter A – G are still ‘live’ and found a number which are not. These are:
Cerebral Palsy Ability Center
A Step to Independence
Brighter Beginnings through Conductive Education
International Institute for Conductive Education
Blue Ridge Association for Conductive Education
Special Therapy and Education Program of Saugeen
S.W.O.N.T Optomist Conductive Education
Hand in Hand
These centres may have new websites or changed their names making it impossible for me to find them.
If anyone can confirm their closure or new name/website I would be very grateful and make the changes accordingly.
If I hear nothing their pins will be removed from the map.
I would welcome news of any other centre changes of name, website, address, not mentioned here.
Conductor/s need to be employed in a workplace for it to be included on the map, so please also let me know of any that have a pin, but no longer have conductors on the staff.
I have just heard that the Standing Tall Centre in New York will be merging with the International Academy of Hope (iHOPE) in June 2014. Services will still operate from the same address.
All enquiries to Andrea Lozano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Being informed of such changes helps me to keep the Workplace Map up to date, so thank you, Andrea.
If anyone else knows of closures, openings, change of address etc, please do email me and then I can include the new information on the map at
I am slowly getting back to normal with blogging and maintaining my services. The virtual library catalogue has had some new additions and now I am checking on the Conductors’ Workplace map.
A new place has been added in Connecticut and I am waiting to hear if the centre in Washington is still going.
Do you know of any other new services or closures?
If so please do let me know as I cannot keep the map up to date without your help.
Recently I was sent a link to an item on the old Foundation for Conductive Education website.
When the National Library of Conductive Education was ten years old this piece was put on the Foundation for Conductive Education’s website and has a couple pictures of the library and me. The first was taken shortly after it was established in 1991 at the old Birmingham Institute of Conductive Education and the other in 2001 at the National Institute of Conductive Education. Shortly after this piece the library moved again into bigger premises in Cannon Hill House where it still is. I was made redundant in 2009 from the post of Librarian as part of a financial belt tightening.
I am still involved in Conductive Education, but in other projects. On thinking about this, I realised that there are, in fact, quite a few :
I started the virtual library of Conductive Education at
which now has over 400 items listed and nearly thirty complete documents in its Depository. More to be added to both soon as time permits.
My lists of CE centres and conductor consultancies have now been converted into a Map of Where Conductors Work using the technical expertise of Ben Foulger.
With Andrew Sutton I have been involved in producing five titles for Conductive Education Press,
and we have plans to publish another book, a quotationary, very soon, with another to follow for
the World Congress.
Watch this space for more details on both titles.
Not bad going! It just goes to show that you never know what the future may bring.
Today I received a copy of the ECA (European Conductive Association ) Newsletter in my email inbox. This publication is new to me and I assumed it was a new venture, but on checking the Association’s website I found that there have been five previous newsletters, the first coming out in December 2010.
This latest one, number 6, will probably go on-line soon.
The last item in the Newsletter was about the Conductors’ Workplaces map and it was a surprise, and very nice too, to see my name mentioned as the creator of this. Although I did all the input of information, it could not have been done without the help of others – Ben Foulger who set up the software used, and Andrew Sutton and Susie Mallett, who helped by giving me lots of URLs to check and use. Like most things, this was a ‘team’ effort.
It was great to see mentioned that everyone needs to help with maintaining this and keeping it up to date, by letting me know about any new places or closure of any on the map.
Thank you ECA for mentioning it and I will look forward to receiving more workplaces information as a result.
By the way, this is my first posting using my new toy – an I-pad – and it has been a bit of a learning curve for me!
I believe there has been some confusion and miscommunication about my lists of CE Centres and the new virtual map of Conductors’ Workplaces.
The links to the lists which appeared on the sidebar of this blog, have been deleted (although the original postings are still in place), and all information contained in them has been updated and is now available via the virtual map at
In future please do go the virtual map for information about where conductors are working and to find out if there is conductor-led practice in a particular country.
As always I will be grateful for new information about these workplaces because I will need your help to keep the map up to date.
Over the past week I have been able to add six new workplaces to the Workplace map at
This has been possible as several people have sent me the details, which is wonderful. Conductors sent me details about the schools in Australia and Sweden, Rony Schenker details of the Apartment in Israel, and Andrew details for the workplaces in Russia and France.
Many thanks to you all.
Please keep them coming and also don’t forget to let me know when any close or no longer have a conductor, as I can not keep this up to date without you.
If your workplace is not up there, tell me and send details!
I have now uploaded more places that I have on my lists and there are just over 350 of them. Amazing! I did not expect the number to be so high and there are still more to include.
Details about the map and how it works have been comprehensively described in Andrew’s blog posting at
Details of some places that I didn’t know about have been sent to me which is terrific. If I am going to keep this current I will need your continued help.
If any of the information changes, any new workplaces need adding, any places no longer operating or employing conductors, please do let me know and I can alter the entries accordingly. If a place closes or no longer employs coductors I will make a note in the entry of this. This will mean that the map will also show a history of places that have come and gone, but only from 2013 onwards. It would be an impossible task to record all those centres and employers already gone.
In compiling this map I am indebted to two lists in particular. One of German places found in
and the other, a list of places in Hungary produced by the Peto Institute in 2009