The Spastics Society and all responsible organisations with experience of conductive education have never claimed that it is a magic solution - we are far too conscious of the dangers of building up false hopes in parents to do that. But we have seen from our own experience that conductive education benefits many children with cerebral palsy and similar disabilities.
The Department of Education research from which Ms Tomalin draws her conclusions was based on a tiny sample group (just 19 children) in a new scheme working with inexperienced trainees. It cannot be regarded as a study of conductive education and certainly not as a basis for dismissing the system. We believe that conductive education should be available as one of many services for people with disabilities.
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