What do we teach at CFCE?
Conductive Education addresses a variety of developmental skills including, but not limited to:
Motor – Learning to stretch and separate upper and lower limbs, reducing unwanted simultaneous and over movements, improving head control, learning controlled and balanced sitting, weight bearing in standing, weight shifting for walking, hand-eye coordination, reaching, grasp and release and fine manipulation skills.
Communication – Attaining improved breathing capacity, making sounds, developing use of simple words, improving articulation, reducing dribbling, learning use of augmentative communication.
Cognitive –Increasing attention span, developing active problem solving strategies, learning age related academic concepts in math, literacy, art, science and play.
Self Care –Eating with a spoon, chewing correctly, drinking from a cup with reduced help, increasing independence in dressing and undressing and developing potty training
Social/Emotional – Interacting with peers, increasing activity, independence, participation and level of attention in group activities, increasing confidence and self-esteem.
Through practice and repetition of these skills the child learns how to adapt acquired skills into different situations within their home, school and community. Parents are also given advice on how their child can apply the abilities learned to everyday activities, thus, promoting greater independence in their child’s life.
Who Benefits From Conductive Education?
We primarily work with children and teens with motor disabilities such as, but not limited to, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, and traumatic brain injuries. We conduct a thorough assessment with you in order to make sure our program is a good fit for your child's needs. Please contact us is you would like to discuss our program further and set up an assessment.
Although we do not currently have an adult program, if you are an adult interested in CE to treat Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and any other motor challenges, please contact us through our contacts page and we will get back to you.
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