It all depends on the specific Conductive Education school. For example, a Conductive Education school that is wonderful and that has incorporated Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) NeuroMovement® principles into its approach is The Avalon Academy in Burlingame, CA. As a result, this school’s approach is no longer the classic Conductive Education. Learn more at theavalonacademy.org.
Some of the Conductive Education schools seem to be quite rigid. They ask children to do things that they are not ready to do with lots of repetition. This obviously does not fall within our ABM principles. You really need to check out the school itself and observe how they work with the kids to see if they follow the Nine Essentials (consciously or unconsciously) or whether they go against them. If they do not follow the Essentials, then it’s not the right place for your child if you want to work in harmony with ABM NeuroMovement®.
Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® Practitioners welcome and support interventions and activities for children with special needs that are in accord with our understanding of how brain development occurs, supported by the most current brain research.
Whatever intervention or activity that you are considering, it is important to look at whether or not this option follows the principles of the Nine Essentials. ABM NeuroMovement Practitioners have had successful experiences working with some professionals, but not others, in the same fields. It often depends on the individual person with whom you are working and what is actually being done with your child.
View or listen to our NeuroMovement® Revolution Podcast: How Many Interventions and Which Ones Are Good for My Child?