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Conductive Education Awareness Week - 14 to 18 March 2022

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This week is Conductive Education Week.

At Shoosmiths Serious Injury we support NICE (NICE – Centre for Movement Disorders (conductive-education.org.uk) a charity that supports children and adults through conductive education. We are taking the opportunity of Conductive Education Week to raise awareness of this excellent charity.

Amy Greaves, an experienced clinical negligence solicitor in our Birmingham office says: “Conductive education is a method of learning by which individuals with neurological and mobility impartment learn to specifically and consciously perform actions that children, or adults, without such an impairment, learn through normal life experiences.

“I have supported NICE for a number of years and have visited the children and adult services on many occasions.  The work they do to support individuals achieve their full potential is really inspiring.”

Conductive Education focuses on movement and ensuring that everyone has the capability to learn and develop, irrespective of their starting point. It can benefit those who have cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, a brain injury or who have suffered a stroke.  The aim is to maximise the individual’s potential and independence.

Although Conductive Education has been readily available in the UK since the 1980s, it is sometimes seen as a “new concept”.  This can cause resistance to its acceptance, particularly for children with special educational needs.  Guv Samra, our specialist education solicitor, has assisted a number of children at NICE in securing conductive education as part of their Education, Care and Health Plan, ensuring the methods of conductive education can be incorporated into a child’s curriculum.  

NICE turns 35 this year and we are looking forward to supporting their fundraising efforts (35 Challenge – NICE (conductive-education.org.uk)).  

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This information is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given. © Shoosmiths LLP 2022

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