Forms of Conductive Education part 2.

In my last entry I wrote about some of the forms of Conductive Education such as the early intervention or the school groups. Now I complete the list.

5. Group for adult:

The recommended time frame is 2,5 hours, 2-3 times a week in this group. Besides the lying, sitting and walking tasks, the conductive program contains the development of the behaviour, the speech, the psychosocial and the cognitive skills and also focuses on the practice of lifelike situations.

The recommended number of the adults in one group is 6-8 persons.

There is a possibility to organize group for adults in societies for people with disabilities, in hospitals, in rehabilitation hospital wards, actually wherever they can ensure the conditions.

6. Control or aftercare group:

In this group the recommended time frame is 1-1,5 hours weekly or monthly on demand.

This group is for those children and adults who are already reinstated successfully into their community (kindergarten, school, jobs), or those who have finished the conductive treatment for other reasons. Sometimes they have the opportunity to control examination individually or in groups.

7. „Interval” group:

The recommended time frame in this group is 2-3 times in a year for 3 or 4 weeks.

This group is a good opportunity for people who live far, or live abroad to get to know Conductive Education; and if it’s suitable for them, they have a chance to visit the Institute sometimes again. They may organize day care or residential groups for children or adults equ.

8. Specialist services:

The specialist service gives systematic Conductive Education for those people with disabilities who are raised in other institutions or participated in integrated education.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrew Sutton
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 17:08:12

    Recommended for whom? By whom? On what basis?


  2. Susie Mallett
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 20:30:48

    Is this really a complete list, as you state, of all forms that conductive education or upbringing can take?
    From my own experiences I do not think so, I think the list is never ending, depending on where you find yourself and what is required or asked of you at the time.
    I would be very interested to hear what other readers of your blog think especially those who you have interviewed who are working, or have worked, in very different settings throughout the world..



  3. vajdaizabella
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 21:04:35

    Dear Susie,
    Thanks for your remarks. I absolutely agree with you that this list is never ending. I wrote about the list of the webpage as I mentioned in my entry. And of course I would love to know other professionals’ opinions about their experience of the forms of CE. This list can be a starting point of this discussion.


  4. vajdaizabella
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 21:17:02

    Thank you Andrew for your question. What is in my list was recommended by the Hungarian Conductors’ Society.


  5. Andrew Sutton
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 09:36:02

    Thanks for this.

    You really ought to give the source of your writing, so that readers can judge its validity or relevance without having to search for themselves.

    This information appears drawn from an undated page of the website of the Hungarian Conductors’ Association:

    One can see how this might have been descriptive of practice in some centres in Hungary at a time written – but is it still so? More fundamentally, how is it prescriptive, that is ‘recommended’.

    I also asked:

    Who are they recommended for?
    On what basis is it argued that these are generaliasable to other context?

    Description of what is, in a given situation, as basis of what might or ought to be, seems matter for comment in the context of Conductive Education. Well-meaning people around the world may read this and be needlessly confused over the nature of the conductive approach.

    By the way, does this Association still exist? There has been no life on its website for five years?


  6. Susie Mallett
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 14:33:41

    Izabella, I can understand why Andrew asked you these questions above.

    I asked you my questions thinking that what was written here, although I knew it was reproduced from another site, was your own point of view, perhaps Andrew believed the same.

    It states on the side of your blog that the content of your blog represents your opinions so, as I read your postings, that is what I believe I am reading, your opinions, unless you have stated otherwise. In this case you had not.

    I think it is our responsibility to state where we think that something in an article that we refer to leads us to ask questions, and we perhaps should not reproduce this without comment when in fact we disagree with the content. Doing so leads to confusions, such as above, and can also in some cases give clients searching for information a distorted view of what conductive pedagogy and upbringing are all about.



  7. vajdaizabella
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 22:31:48

    Thank you for your comments! I mentioned the Association’s page as the original resource for this list, but you are right I should make it even more clear next time.

    I contacted the Association today by phone and they are still active though their website is not very much updatded. Their e-mail address is

    To sum it up, I thought that this list provided by the Association could be useful for conductors from around the world as a starting point for more detailed discussions.



  8. Susie Mallett
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 00:00:21

    Izabella, I also discovered today that this association still exsists and I am in fact, so I was told, a member of it through my membership of the German Association!

    I will find out in the course of the week if they are also active.

    As for the book that was mentioned on the Hungarian site, I think I have also located that and I have someone collecting a copy for me.



  9. vajdaizabella
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 12:25:01

    Dear Susie,

    Wow, that is a small world! I’m glad you are a member!

    Good news about the book. If there are any other books you need, don’t hesitate to let me know and I can check in the Library of the Peto.



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