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Conductive Education. Any experiences?

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PhilW Fri 15-Aug-14 10:46:48

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?

Any information welcome, I'm really lost! Thanks.

PhilW Sat 16-Aug-14 20:08:09


salondon Thu 21-Aug-14 12:59:59

Looked at their website and seems like a therapy center. We havent used them, but I would try them if they were near me

Davros Mon 25-Aug-14 20:35:43

Is this what they do at the Bobath centre? It has a very good reputation. Sorry can't help more

Antiopa12 Tue 26-Aug-14 18:16:47

We did conductive education with my son at Scope Ingfield Manor school in Billingshurst Sussex. We also took him twice to Budapest to the Peto centre. It is not the same as Bobath therapy.

We had a good experience with it.

Antiopa12 Tue 26-Aug-14 18:26:03

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.

BackforGood Tue 26-Aug-14 18:41:18

I would talk to SCOPE who have all the knowledge needed about CP.

PhilW Fri 29-Aug-14 16:02:05

Thank you all for your replies, that gives me a few places to look at least! Thanks.

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