The impact of Children in Need

We are now a year into our work funded by BBC Children in Need following the amazing news that Pudsey was backing Paces.

The grant is allowing us to run a Paces Outreach Programme.

It gives children the opportunity to attend a course of weekly sessions as an introduction to Conductive Education and to help them:

  • Increase Mobility
  • Improve Self-Care
  • Improve Communication

As the above photograph of our Conductor Edit and Thomas, supported by our Outreach Programme, shows, the sessions are both fun and engaging whilst supporting the children achieve their goals.

We’re proud of the impact it’s had already, excited for the opportunities it brings for the future and grateful for the support of BBC Children In Need and everyone who donates to support the charity.

BLOG: Exploring the transition into adulthood through the principles of Conductive Education

by Ruth Liu, Assistant Headteacher of Paces School

Last week myself, our Headmaster Gabor Fellner and fellow Conductor Emma Parker visited Munich in Germany for the second meeting of the TrACE project.

TrACE is an EU funded project tasked to explore transition into adulthood through the principles of Conductive Education.

Following the successful launch of the project in Sheffield back in October, it was great to catch up with our colleagues from the Komit Institute in Vienna and from the Pfennigparade Institute in Munich.

All three settings are similar in that they are working with adults using the principles of Conductive Education. As this is unique, it is important that we can work together to share best practice and to encourage others to do the same.

Our brief is to produce a handbook that will provide other settings with guidance regarding the use of Conductive Education with adults.

During our visit it was most interesting to visit the various facilities in Germany and to look at the provision for both children and adults with physical disabilities.

It was also useful to participate in working sessions, engage in professional dialogue and create a framework for our handbook.

We now need to begin creating the handbook in preparation for our visit to Vienna in June where our collaboration will continue to take place.

Conductive Education Awareness Week 2018

12th – 18th March 2018

The aim of Conductive Education Awareness Week is exactly that… to raise awareness of CE at a national level.

We are proud that Paces is one of the leading centres in the country for Conductive Education and it’s always our mission to spread the word about the impact it can have.

Find out more about Conductive Education at Paces here – and across our website >>

Find out more about Conductive Education Awareness Week here >>

Workshop: The role of Conductive Education for children with Cerebral Palsy

As part of Conductive Education Week, our Head Teacher Gabor Fellner will be speaking at a special workshop hosted by Irwin Mitchell.

The free afternoon event takes place on Tuesday 13 March between 4.00-6.30pm at Irwin Mitchell, 2 Millsands, Sheffield S3 8DT.

It will focus on the positive impact conductive education can have on children with Cerebral Palsy and will be of interest to healthcare professionals including: physiotherapists, case managers and paediatric neurologists.

Speakers also include Dr Santosh Mordekar, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist.

A certificate of attendance will be provided for attendees for CPD.

Places are limited for this educational workshop and please contact Lottie Aldridge for further information:

T: 0114 294 7920
E: Lottie.Aldridge@irwinmitchell.com

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