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Journal article

An educational inconvenience

Author:
JONES Keith
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 3.1.91, 1991, p.7.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The Education Act 1981, which applied to children with learning difficulties or disabilities, set out to revolutionise the educational provision made for them by local education authorities. Radio 4's investigative programme Face the Facts has raised suspicions that LEAs are tailoring statements of need to fit what they can provide.

Journal article

An option for those in need

Author:
REDDING Don
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 8.3.90, 1990, p.7.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on an interview with Minister for the Disabled Nicholas Scott, and finds the DSS committed to conductive education for disabled children.

Journal article

The British in Budapest

Author:
REDDING Don
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 14.12.89, 1989, pp.17-19.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Talks to British people about their experience of conductive education at the Peto Institute in Budapest.

Book

Conductive education

Authors:
HARI Maria, AKOS Karoly
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication year:
1988
Pagination:
375p., tables, illus.
Place of publication:
London

Detailed information on the general principles and practice of conductive education which is developed and shaped for each individual with motor dysfunction.

Journal article

Conductive education and the politics of disablement

Author:
READ Janet
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 13(2), April 1998, pp.279-293.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Discusses how conductive education has been characterised by some disabled academics as an intervention that is oppressive to disabled people. This article describes the practice of Conductive Education and its development in the United Kingdom and explores why it came to be perceived by some from within the disabled people's movement as contrary to their interests.

Journal article

Special children, integration and moral education

Author:
LEICESTER Mal
Journal article citation:
Children and Society, 8(4), 1994, pp.300-311.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

This paper explores issues concerning the integration of children with disabilities into mainstream schools and draws out the implications of the discussions for moral education. Social and personal theories of disability are reconciled to provide a basis for a moral education which bridges 'alternative' moral traditions. The author argues that successful integration requires a moral education for teachers and pupils which encourages the development of both a 'caring justice' and a 'judicious care'.

Journal article

Exemplary conduct

Author:
SNEATH Colin
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, August 2011, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Conductive education can help children and adults with motor disabilities to live a more independent life. This article reports on the work being done at the Legacy Rainbow House in Lancashire, England with children from all over the UK.

Journal article

Exploring the comparative responsiveness of a core set of outcome measures in a school-based conductive education programme

Authors:
WRIGHT F.V., BOSCHEN K., JUTIA J.
Journal article citation:
Child: Care, Health and Development, 31(3), May 2005, pp.291-302.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Conductive education (CE) is a holistic educational system that uses an active cognitive approach to teach individuals with motor disorders to become more functional participants in daily activities. While CE's popularity continues to grow in North America and Europe, its effectiveness has not been established. This study aims to determine which outcome measures from a core set were most responsive to physical, functional and psychosocial changes associated with a school-based CE programme. This was a one-group before and after data collection design using an 8-month follow-up period. We enrolled a referral sample of nine children with cerebral palsy in Kindergarten or Grade 1 (Gross Motor Function Classification System levels 3, 4 or 5). The study took place within a school-based CE programme at a Canadian children's rehabilitation centre. Children participated in a CE full-day class for an entire school year. Physical, functional, psychosocial and participation measures included: Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test (QUEST), Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, Paediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI), Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance for Young Children, Individualized Educational Plan, and Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS). Four children from the study's second year were also evaluated on the Impact on Family Scale (IFS), GAS and School Function Assessment. The Gross Motor Function Measure, QUEST, PEDI (Caregiver Assistance) and IFS were most responsive to change. GAS was useful in documenting and quantifying goals. Problems were encountered in evaluating self-esteem and school participation. Several strong measures of outcome were identified. Concludes that further work is needed to find valid and sensitive psychosocial and school participation measures for these young children.

Journal article

Special status

Author:
BENNETT Anita
Journal article citation:
Young Minds Magazine, 75, March 2005, pp.14-16.
Publisher:
YoungMinds

Investigates the risk to special schools in the drive for inclusion for children with disabilities. A battle is being waged to save schools for children with mental disabilities. The ideology that all children, whatever their special needs, and especially as they reach secondary level, should be educated in mainstream schools is being questioned.

Journal article

Comparison of the use of the Internet by partially-sighted and blind pupils placed in a special school environment

Author:
JONES Rob
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Visual Impairment, 22(2), May 2004, pp.55-58.
Publisher:
Sage

Reports a questionnaire investigation at a special needs school into pupils' knowledge and use of the Internet following the general upgrading of ICT facilities, including the installation of a network providing high-speed Internet connection in every classroom, and prior to the development of a planned new and specific teaching programme. Describes the impact of the installation, including differences between those with functional vision and those without sight.

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