Thank you for joining us for this important
event! We are proud to convene hundreds of dedicated conductors
and administrators from across the world to learn, connect,
envision and build the future of the practice of conductive
The working theme of the conference this year
is “IT IS POSSIBLE”: Conductive Education across the Lifespan.
The conference aims to merge the components of education,
rehabilitation and technology and its effectiveness in working
with persons with motor disabilities throughout their life span.
Patricia Herbst, Board of Directors President,
Raymond, Board of Directors Chair,
Rosene Johnson, Executive Director,
Conference Host Organizations
The Association for Conductive Education in North America
(ACENA) is the representative of the programs and professionals
providing conductive education services within the North
American continent. ACENA acknowledges and promotes the practice
of conductive education.
The Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO) improves and
enhances the quality of life for children and adults with motor
disabilities and their families throughout the world. The
mission of CECO is to enhance the independence of children and
motor disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, through Conductive
Education, a holistic individualized program incorporating
physical, social, and educational elements in a group setting.
University of Health Sciences
(ADU) is a Seventh-day
Adventist institution specializing in healthcare education in a
faith-affirming environment. Service-oriented and guided by the
values of nurture, excellence, spirituality, and stewardship,
the University seeks to develop leaders who will practice
healthcare as a ministry.
About Conductive Education
Conductive education (CE) is a unique teaching method that
was developed in 1945 by a Hungarian doctor and educator named
Andras Peto. Dr. Peto specifically designed this educational
system for individuals with neuro-motor impairments such as
cerebral palsy, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis and acquired
brain injuries. He believed that motor control and coordination
can be learned in order to improve the quality of life of people
living with these challenges.
This comprehensive approach
uses active learning to reduce the physical effects of a
disability. Conductive education combines physical activities
with cognitive tasks, emphasizes communication and takes place
in a group setting to optimize active participation and social
interaction. It focuses on the development of the person as a
whole and utilizes a complex program to teach skills related to
gross and fine motor movements, social participation,
communication and activities of daily living. The overall goals
of conductive education include increasing the quality of an
individual’s motor function and providing participants with the
confidence and problem solving skills needed to live as
independently as possible within the greater community.
Conductive education has a global presence and has become
increasingly popular in North America in the last 15 years.
Currently, there are approximately 40 CE programs operating
using various models throughout the continent. Its
professionals, called Conductors or Conductive Education
teachers, hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with specific
training in this methodology. Many are also trained teachers who
have chosen to specialize in working with individuals with
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