Conductive Education is a unique community-based rehabilitation program for people of all ages with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, 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.
While 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
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Conductive Education® is a registered trademark of March of Dimes Canada.
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.