‘By nurturing and allowing each child to have fun and explore their own movements they will learn skills that will be useful in their everyday life’
From MBH website: ‘Here at Megan Baker House we firmly believe that every child should be included in their learning regardless of their neurological movement disorder; whether this is through the use of structured tasks or play. All groups are led by Conductive Education Specialists who will support your child in their learning journey and help them to realise their own potential and celebrate each achievement.
‘At MBH all of our staff have been trained in movement disorders and use Conductive Education in every session. By nurturing and allowing each child to have fun and explore their own movements they will learn skills that will be useful in their everyday life. Across all of our centres we strive to support any child that may have a motor disorder such as Cerebral Palsy or Development Coordination Disorder (also known as Dyspraxia) and aim to provide them with many learning opportunities within the sessions that we run.
‘Conductive Education (CE) originated in Hungary and is a holistic educational movement approach developed by András Petö. It has been in the UK since the late 1980’s and most of the conductive education providers are registered charities that primarily focus on providing their services in their local area.
‘Many conductors in the UK are a part of the Professional Conductors Association, a professional body that develops guidelines to guarantee that the practice of conductive education mirrors the standards established for other professionals.
‘CE is a practical and successful method, which provides coping mechanisms and techniques to allow participants to learn to manage the difficulties caused by their movement disorder. It is built on the concept of human potential; the idea that everyone can develop and learn regardless of their starting point.
‘There are many that agree that this statement is true however, there are many systems that place restrictions and barriers on learning. We find that many people with motor disorders spend much of their time thinking about what they cannot do and not on the potential that they have within themselves. Conductors are highly trained professionals (graduates) that are always looking for this potential in all of our clients. Conductors will nurture a person’s development and construct task series to enable success.’