Research Study on Conductive Education
With a grant from the Coleman Foundation, the Center for Independence and Governors State University are conducting a 2 year Research project on the impact of CE on a child's performance of functional skills.
Quantitative research in Conductive Education in the US is woefully lacking. Two years ago we undertook a research project that would attempt to objectively measure change in the performance of functional skills for children attending a Transdisciplinary Conductive Education (TCE) program near Chicago. In collaborating with the research scientists and the therapists and conductors it was determined to measure change in 3 functional activities: hand to mouth, sit to stand, and ambulating. Children were identified to be part of the research study by recommendation of their treatment team (conductors and therapists). Each child’s parent gave consent for their child to participate. The research study protocol called for monthly data collection session to be closely timed with the alternating month on/month off attendance schedule for the school age children.
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