BOOST CONDUCTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM SUCCESS
Success at the BOOST Conductive Education Program is measured in the gradual realization our students have – that they can do the basic physical activities their parents never dreamed of them doing.
June 20 – July 29, 2016
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
BOOST Conductive Education Program
United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay presents the BOOST Conductive Education Program, a five-week intensive movement program founded by two mothers who took their daughters, diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a long distance to attend a program called Conductive Education and saw them walk on their own for the first time.
BOOST Conductive Education supports each child to achieve greater independence through an intensive, inter-active summer program based on Conductive Education.
BOOST Conductive Education activities address gross and fine motor, self-help and communication skills with an emphasis on success. A typical day includes such tasks as:
- Independent sitting
- Taking steps
- Using hands to climb up and down a ladder frame or grasp utensils
- Eating, dressing, toileting and other life skills
- Speech refinement
- Participation from parent/aide required
Personal aides, parents and volunteers provide physical and verbal guidance to help each child initiate and control movements, following the lead of the Conductive Education teacher who is a highly trained movement specialist. The teacher works like the nervous system itself, showing students where they can go then helping them to make the leap by taking a dynamic hands-on approach, physically guiding the children through movement until they can do it themselves. Gradually their injured nervous systems are re-educated.
Turn “Firsts” Into Forever!
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