Parent Portal

The school’s parent portal is the online website that allows parents access to the school’s files. There you will be able to see the information and reports we hold for your child.

If we already have your email address, you should have been emailed your username and passwords.

To access the Parent Portal please click here

We advise that you copy (ctrl c) and paste (ctrl v) your passwords into the respective boxes to avoid typing errors.

 

Conductive Education as an Intervention

Some infants have difficulty learning basic motor skills such as crawling, sitting up, or walking

Conductive Education as an Intervention

To clarify, a Motor Disorder or Neuro-Motor Dysfunction is the malfunctioning of the efferent nervous system (the nerves that carry impulses or messages away from major nerve centers). Without the proper messages coming from the brain, infants have difficulty learning basic motor skills such as crawling, sitting up, or walking. Initially, this may be recognised as a delay in achieving Developmental Milestones. This has further implications as the child grows, affecting the ability to control movement and can also cause a wide range of learning difficulties. These difficulties can pose challenges for daily living; affecting social opportunities, communication, and education.

Children with motor disorders cannot control certain motor functions and may show symptoms, such as:

  • Difficulty with balance
  • Involuntary movements
  • Gait and mobility control problems
  • Muscle weakness and atrophy
  • Reduced muscle tone
  • Spasms

Neuro-
plasticity

When Hungarian physician and educator Dr Andras Peto created his unique method in the 1930s, he based it on what neuroscientists have proved via several studies since. Conductive Education (also known as the Peto method) operates from the core principals of neuroplasticity – the lifelong ability of the brain to reorganise neural pathways based on new experiences, along with the premise that no matter how severe the impairment, people can learn and improve when they are motivated.

Conductive Education, as an intervention programme, approaches the physical disability from an educational rather than a medical or paramedical perspective. People who have motor disorders have a problem with learning, which requires education, as opposed to a medical condition, which requires treatment.

Participants within a Conductive Education system are learning components of skills, which are needed to meet the challenges of everyday life. They are active participants in the learning process where body awareness, self-reliance, and self-esteem are promoted. Conductive Education is a partnership between educator and learners to create circumstances for learning to happen.

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