Children and adults with a neurological motor disorder have damage to the central nervous system, which affects their ability to control movement and can cause a wide range of developmental difficulties. Skills such as head control, moving around independently, sitting unaided, walking, dressing, eating and drinking, personal hygiene, and social and communication skills that are ‘automatic’ for most people have to be consciously learnt.
Conductive education is a proven, practical and successful approach that provides coping mechanisms and techniques to allow children and adults to learn to manage the difficulties caused by their disability. It helps to increase their confidence and motivation, helping to develop their personality, feel more positive about their future and their ability to lead independent, fulfilled lives.
The skills learnt have practical applications that will help them to live more independently at home, school, or work. For babies, this can mean learning to control their head movements, for toddlers, simple self care needs such as eating and dressing themselves; for older children, mastering the grip of a pencil to write their names. Teenagers might be looking for skills to help them cope when they leave home to go to college, university or to pursue a career.
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