My son is 16 months & has been given a tentative diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. We were pretty sure that's what it was anyway, but they don't want to commit. He currently attends a therapy group with a physio, OT, SALT & early education leader. He's doing well there, likes the social aspect of the group & seems to be doing well.
However, I'm aware that there are lots of other available therapies out there, & that he could maybe benefit from additional therapy of some kind. My MIL met a child who goes to a Conductive Education centre & has decide that my son should do this as it's so great. It has come up when I've looked at therapies, but so have lots of other things & I've no idea where to start!
So, firstly does anyone have any experience/knowledge of Conductive Education? Secondly, can anyone help point me in the right direction of where to start with finding the right therapy for my son? Who should I speak to, where should I look?
it is not necessary to go to the Peto Institute in Budapest now as there are trained conductive educators in the UK now. If you have a centre near you go along and have a look. We did not have to pay any money in the UK.
Be wary of people who offer you great outcomes for a lot of financial commitment.
google PENCRU , you will find the Peninsular Medical School Unit which researches childhood disability. they are based in Exeter and are supported by Cerebra. On their website you will find a series of bulletins called "What's the evidence". They publish here the results of scientific literature searches on new therapies. Also you could contact The Scope helpline/advice forum for their advice.