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 2016

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:

  • Crawling
  • Independent sitting
  • Standing
  • 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.

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