Join us Friday, March 24th to support BOOST Conductive Education!
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.
BOOST Conductive Education Program 2016
June 20 – July 29, 2016
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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:
Using hands to climb up and down a ladder frame or grasp utensils
Eating, dressing, toileting and other life skills
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.
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