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72a Marlborough Street

Henley Beach 5022

South Australia

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri

08:30 - 05:00

Tuesday - 08:30 - 03:00

School Holidays

08.30 – 04.00

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72a Marlborough Street

Henley Beach SA 5022

08:30 - 05:00

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri

08:30 - 03:00

Tuesday

Conductive Education Service

An educational approach available by referral for children and students with physical and/or multiple disabilities to become more active and independent in:

  • movement/mobility
  • language
  • social skills
  • self-care.

 

Conductive Education is underpinned by five key principles:

1.  The Group:  motivates and encourages participation in activities.

2.  The Daily Routine:   a carefully planned timetable/curriculum that ensures active involvement in each part of the program.  The aim and content will depend on the requirements of the particular group.

3.  The Task Series:  a sequence of activities focussing on the learning / teaching of motor skills. It is the basic framework to practise and consolidate required motor skills. Task series include lying on the plinth (or slatted table), hand skills,  preparation for walking.

4.  The Conductor:  a trained specialist working with children with physical disability. In South Australia the conductor develops programs in consultation with teachers, school services officers and parents to support development.

5.  Facilitation:   includes physical cues and prompts, as well as specialised wooden furniture that encourages holding and grasping  ie. ladders, slatted “plinth tables”, sticks and grasp bars.

A Conductive Education assessment is required to determine eligibility into the programs.  To request an assessment or service, complete and return a Request for Service

The level of government-funded support is negotiated depending on the needs of the child and family and is not subject to NDIS eligibility.

EARLY INTERVENTION
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This program is for children aged 6 months to 5 years, accompanied by their parents/carers. This hands-on approach offers a high level of physical assistance, teaching parents to support their children in upright learning activities, social development, self awareness and communication. Early intervention is carried out in an environment rich in movement, sound, texture, and colour, with an age appropriate routine to support the child’s learning outcomes.
SCHOOL BASED PROGRAMS
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Programs are offered for primary and secondary school aged students. Conductive Education is most effective when commenced in the Early Years. Currently three sites in the metropolitan area provide Conductive Education programs: Kidman Park Primary School Trinity Gardens Primary School and Findon High School. Conductors and classroom teachers work collaboratively to meet all educational needs of the students in the context of the Australian Curriculum.
MOBILITY
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Students from any metropolitan Department school can access Conductive Education by attending Mobility Group. The program, run once per week during school term, provides a framework for students to maintain and improve their physical skills. The students' school can contact the Conductor for consultative support. Mobility group is located at Kidman Park Primary School.
TRAINING AND SUPPORT
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Conductors can provide consultancy support to Department sites. Training is offered to staff to embed the principles of Conductive Education into the curriculum and individual learning programs. Support includes assessment and advice in relation to the needs of individual students, professional development for educators and provision of information to parents/caregivers.

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