Wednesday, 26 December 2012

…”He did not acknowledge the word ‘incurable’.

It was impossible to utter it in his presence. When he was sitting with his disabled children, who learnt  slowly to eat and drink, walk and write in one of the rooms at the institute – he sang with them, he carried out their tasks with them- he was not to be disturbed. He would not answer the telephone for anyone.

… He would not have written this down. He did not like words. He liked deeds. He liked the work. The children. The tidiness. The essence.  The completeness. But no improvisations! No gimmicks!”

Pető Studies, András Pető compiled by Gillian Maguire and Andrew Sutton, Conductive Education Press, Birmingham England 2012. Obituaries page174-175. ISBN 9780956994844

Photo: One of the ways we were learning to count at the Conductive Education Support Centre in Brockenhurst New Forest UK in 2003.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Long term pupil of Conductive Education strives in martial art too!

Patrick's double gold even shocks his coach.
Patrick started his journey with the Pető Method when he was a toddler.
He made his first independent steps on his 7th birthday.
A few years ago his parents were told that he would need to have a major surgery, but they chose the less invasive option and more regular conductive education sessions.
At their recent visit to the consultant they were told that Patrick doesn't need to have an operation anymore and the structural misalignment is reduced to 0.02%!
Patrick also self-taught himself to play on the guitar and writes his own music.
Well done Patrick we are so very proud of you!