Conductive Education (CE) is a form of special education and rehabilitation for children and adults with neurological conditions (Primarily resulting in physical disability such as Cerebral Palsy, Acquired Head Injury, Stroke etc…). At Rainbow House we have also found that Conductive Education can sometimes be of benefit to individuals with global developmental delay, genetic conditions and other diagnosed and undiagnosed physical disabilities.
As the name suggests, it is an educational approach. It aims to help children and adults to learn to overcome problems of movement as a way of enabling them to live more active and independent lives.
Conductive education teaches skills to empower the person to lead a more active and independent life. The aim is to help each individual achieve their full potential.
When people first become aware of Conductive Education they usually emphasise the system’s success at teaching children and adults to develop greater bodily control. Although this is a central aim Conductive Education not only aims to improve motor skills and function but also development as a whole, including social, emotional and intellectual aspects. It offers a philosophy for bringing up and teaching children, and educating adults, to be self-sufficient and independent.
How we provide CE here at Rainbow House
At Rainbow House we provide sessional CE on a weekly basis. Sessions are usually once or twice a week for between 1 and 3 hours. CE sessions are usually run in groups to promote social skills and independent learning. The group setting also encourages positive feedback from peers.
We offer services for the following age groups:
- parent and child (up to 4yrs)
- early years (3-5yrs)
- primary and secondary school age (5-10yrs and 11-16yrs)
- young adult (16yrs+)
- occasionally individual sessions are offered if needed
Interested in Rainbow House CE Service? You can download our handbook and application forms below:
The sessions are lead by Conductors (CE practitioners) and CE assistants who facilitate the children during their session and with the additional support of a physiotherapist.
For more information on Conductive Education look here.