Conductive education

22nd May 1998 at 01:00
Conductive education practitioners believe that children with cerebral palsy - a form of brain damage which disturbs muscle co-ordination and speech - can improve through the right teaching.

The Foundation for Conductive Education was set up in 1986 after a BBC documentary, Standing Up for Joe, about a British boy with cerebral palsy who attended the Peto Institute in Hungary.

The foundation acknowledges that conductive education is not a miracle and cannot cure motor disorders, but says it can help individuals become more independent.

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