Danbury Elementary School

Conductive Education

What is Conductive Education

Conductive Education is a way of life that teaches children with neuromotor disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, how to become active participants in society.

Developed in Hungary in the 1940s, and having gained world-wide recognition, the aim of CE is the development of the whole student physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially, through active learning, which teaches the student to have an attitude of "I want to, and I CAN, do it!"

 

The program is provided in a group setting, considered a stimulating and powerful motivator, in which the students learn from, cooperate with, and encourage each other. Additionally, the social group allows for a maximum level of individualization and adjustment to personal needs.

 

In September, 1999, ConductAbility began a pilot program with Danbury School and the Claremont Unified School District.  This program has sought to integrate conductive education into a typical public school special education classroom.  Our conductor, Borbala Goda, has worked as a team with the regular special education teacher.  We started a kindergarten classroom and the program has moved up with the students that participate