The National Conductive Education (CE) Awareness Week 2018 ran from 12 – 18th March with
the theme this year “How far will you go for conductive education.”
Rainbow House, Mawdesley celebrate the week with a series of events where the children
and young adults who attend conductive education at the centre took on challenges involving
moving independently and being measured on the distance each individual achieved.
The aim of CE Awareness Week is to increase understanding of conductive education and its
benefits to children and young adults with neurological conditions that affect muscle control,
ability and learning, due to previous trauma or illness. Parents of children attending
conductive education at Rainbow House, who had been given little hope by medical teams,
have found that the sessions not only change the lives of their children but also
the lives of the whole family.
One parent, Katie Decieco, whose daughter Heidi-Lou attends conduction education, said
“My daughter Heidi-Lou loves Rainbow House. When she first started she could be quite challenging
but I have notably seen improvement both physically and intellectually. Conductive education is now
part of Heidi-Lou’s daily routine, not only at Rainbow House but in school too, and she continues to make
progress. Rainbow house has been a lifeline, not only for Heidi-Lou, but for me too. Travelling
there each week is worth every minute and we’d go twice as far if needed.”
Rainbow House conductive education offers rehabilitation, education and fun for children,
young people and adults with neurological conditions such a cerebral palsy, brain injury,
stroke, MS and genetic condition. Conductive education retrains the brain to by-pass
damaged areas and find new pathways and the charity aims to ensure that all who use their
services are helped to develop to their full potential and they become a centre of excellence
for conductive education and other supporting therapies such as Physiotherapy, Rebound Therapy,
Speech & Language Therapies.