Conductive education (CE) is a holistic educational movement approach. It is a practical and successful method, which provides coping mechanisms and techniques to allow participants to lean to manage the difficulties caused by their disability. The impact the method has on their lives and on the lives of their families is more than a physical one. It also helps to increase their confidence and levels of motivation, helping to develop their personality, feel more positive about their future and their ability to lead independent, fulfilled lives. The skills learnt have practical applications, which will help the individuals to be more independent at home and at school if there are implemented successfully.

 

 

 

CE perceives people with neurological conditions as facing a challenge of learning rather than needing treatment for a medical condition. One of the principles of CE is that learning is conscious and active. Due to this, the individual needs to have a level of cognitive ability to be able to access this approach.

 

 

 

CE sessions are carried out in various positions (lying, sittings, standing aswel as walking). All the programmes are built on each other, using the learnt skills and implementing them, the tasks within each task series are built onto each other, starting with more simple movements building up into more difficult and complex tasks. All of these tasks are designed to help with the difficulties caused by the condition.

 

 

 

In short, throughout their sessions, the individual carrying out movements and task that they find difficult due to their condition. These challenge them and the conductors can ensure they are learning to tackle their problems head on. The conductors react to thei needs during each session and as they improve the expectation towards them rises so their abilities can improve further. MBH is always looking to facilitate the individual to aim for and reach their next level of development.