New Investigation into Conductive Education and Stroke

Over the years  adults and the benefits of Conductive Education for them have always tended to be neglected in the literature, research, and reporting of the field.  The work with children has had more focus, taking precedence, and possibly found more interesting or worthwhile.

Last week I was sent a link to a newly available evaluation of CE for stroke.

a study that investigated the impact of 10 weeks of Conductive Education for adults with chronic stroke symptoms’ 

at the Centre for Independence through Conductive Education in Illinois.  A small group of only four people with stroke were in the study,–

I believe this report/poster has been presented at several conferences already and a paper will be given at the World Congress of Conductive Education in Budapest, December 2016. It is hoped that an article will be submitted for publication in the near future.

Other projects on CE and stroke  have been reported over the years.

In 1995 a study of twelve people with stroke was carried out at Ontario March of Dimes by Alison Laver and a summary of this was published in Conductive Education Occasional Papers, no.2 in 1997.  As far as I know no further projects were carried out after this at OMOD.

Another evaluation took place at the National Institute of Conductive Education fairly recently(I can find no date for this).

Perhaps this latest initiative in the US  will result in further  investigations and enough interest to result in  ‘funding for expanded study with larger sample size and controlling for nonintervention-related changes over time, when the money is found’.