Conductive Education®

March of Dimes Canada Conductive Education program

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month - Conductive Education can help 

Conductive Education®​ can help.

“Conductive Education has enabled me to retain flexibility, movement and strength…I would strongly recommend Conductive Education to other patients with Parkinson’s”

Participant with Parkinson’s


“The fast pace of the class, the comprehensive tasks which address all parts of the body and the rhythmic method all blend together to empower the PD participant to do the best he/she can do. I surprised myself over and over again, especially at the end of program, with movements I didn't think I could accomplish. The rhythmic refrain still echoes in my head when I walk upstairs or try to improve the pace at which I take on a task.”

Participant who has Parkinson’s

 
MODC Conductive Education client JosephConductive Education® is a unique community-based rehabilitation program for people of all ages with disabilities such as Parkinson's, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or who have had a stroke or brain injury.

Participants are taught skills and techniques to help them overcome the challenges of their disability -- they learn how to apply these strategies to their everyday life, becoming more independent.

Most approaches for people with neurological motor disorders work on the body and muscles to change the brain; Conductive Education®​ works on the brain to change the body.

Conductive Education classesWhile both approaches complement each other, Conductive Education® aims to internalize the skills and knowledge associated with planning, problem solving and motivation to allow participants to maximize mobility and increase independence.

We are advocates of the marriage of education and rehabilitation and strong proponents of the idea that despite damage, the nervous system still possesses the capacity to form new neural connections.

 

"Our Conductive Education program is one of the largest of its kind in the world and we serve hundreds of children and adults. Our program helps participants build self-confidence and self-esteem."
Mary Lynne Stewart
Director of Fund Development and Communications​

Click to watch the kids in action - opens YouTube in separate window 


March of Dimes' Conductive Education® program
has been serving the community for 25 years.
Watch how Conductive Education® helps adults in 
"Steps Towards independence" video


Conductive Education® is a registered trademark of March of Dimes Canada.


ACENA Association of Conductive Education in North America
 

March of Dimes Canada's conductive education programs are registered ACENA CE Centres.

Brent Page, March of Dimes Canada's National Manager for Regional Development & Conductive Education®, is the President of the Association for Conductive Education North America and member of the World Congress Advisory Committee.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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