Thursday, 12 February 2009

Internet, Adults and Conductive Education

What is available on the Internet to read and download? In particular, what is there for those wanting to find out more about the services available and the experiences of those who have made use of them?

There is not too much available but I hope that the links below will help those wanting to discover more.

Services

In the UK

At the moment there are eleven centres in the UK offering services for adults.


Conductive Education Support Services, New Forest
www.conductive-educationsupport.com/

Hereward College, Coventry
http://www.hereward.ac.uk/

International Therapeutic Initiative UK, High Wycombe
http://www.bucksinfo.net/iti-uk-international-therapeutic-initiative-uk/services

Independent Conductive Education Services, Wirral
http://www.i-ce-s.com/

Megan Baker House, Leominster
http://www.meganbakerhouse.org.uk/

Multiple Sclerosis Society, Wessex and West Branch, Cheltenham
http://www.mssociety.org.uk/regions/wessex_and_west/branches/cheltenham.html

National Institute of Conductive Education, Birmingham
http://www.conductive-education.org.uk/

PACE Centre, Aylesbury
www.thepacecentre.org/

Paces, Sheffield
www.paces-school.org.uk/

Path for the Disabled, Exeter
http://pathforthedisabled.co.uk/default.aspx

Percy Hedley Foundation, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
http://www.percyhedley.org.uk/

QCET, Rotherham
www.qcet.net/


Around the world

It is proving very hard finding out where CE is being offered for adults around the world. Here are services presently known. Information on others would be very much appreciated.

Australia

Spastics Centre of New South Wales, Sydney
http://www.thespasticcentre.com.au/index.htm

Canada

March of Dimes Canada, Toronto
www.marchofdimes.ca/dimes/national_programs/national_programs/conductive_education_canada/

Movement Centre, Manitoba
http://movementcentre.ca/adultprogram.aspx

Germany

I will post these when I have finished researching what is available.

Hungary

Pető Institute, Budapest,
http://www.peto.hu/

I am looking for more services in Hungary, any information?

New Zealand

Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation Foundation, Auckland
www.inrf.org.nz/

Blogs

A previous post on this blog published the fascinating account by a lady in Australia whose life had been enriched by her Conductive Education sessions
http://ce-library.blogspot.com/2008/07/feedback-from-other-side.html

An English conductor working in Germany posts her thoughts and experiences on her blog. These often include her work with adults and with teenagers ‘in transition’ to adulthood.
http://www.konduktorin.blogspot.com/

So far no blogs have been found written by adults or their families on their experiences of Conductive Education. They might be out there. Please let me know if you know of any.

Videos on line

These focus on multiple sclerosis:
http://www.mssociety.org.uk/for_professionals/resources/conductive_ed.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=CudANWbIvp0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=AU&hl=en-GB&v=eWlPS9QpDwg

Personal experiences on line

There are several reports of adult experiences of Conductive Education on the Internet.

http://www.conductive-education.org.nz/comments.htm
http://www.conductive-education.org.uk/2008/NICEcasestudyCerebalPalsy.htm
http://www.conductive-education.org.uk/2008/NICEcasestudyMultipleSclerosis.htm
http://www.conductive-education.org.uk/2008/NICEcasestudyParkinsons.htm
http://www.conductive-education.org.uk/2008/NICEcasestudyStroke.htm
http://www.msrc.co.uk/downloads/npwm_2003_0019.pdf
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2004/apr/13/health.medicineandhealth

Library services

The National Library of Conductive Education’s blog has covered work with adults and will continue to feature it on occasions in the future.
http://www.ce-library.blogspot.com/

On the Library page of the Foundation for Conductive Education's website there is a bibliography entitled What Conductive Education has done for me. This lists published and unpublished materials by people with disabilities who have experienced Conductive Education, classified under Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and strokes.
http://www.conductive-education.org.uk/2008/pdfs/LIBRARY/bibliographies/CEwhatdoneforme.pdf

Usual plea: if you know of any other items, please do let me know and I will add them to the lists.

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