"As parents of a special needs child, we were on a desperate search for a therapeutic program that fit Bryce's needs." Bryce started at the Conductive Learning Center of Greater Cincinnati in 2011 and his parents shared, "We are happy to say that we found the perfect place in CLGCG." CLGCG can benefit children with cerebral palsy, stroke survivors, spina bifida, acquired brain injuries, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease. As one of only 30 unique schools in the United States, CLGCG serves children from as far as North Dakota, West Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. "Our program is unique in the way that it is a group setting, which helps the children to not only learn age appropriate social skills, but it also helps them to encourage each other. We are different than traditional therapy in the way that we use very plain and simple equipment. We also encourage the parents to adapt parts of our routine into their family life without having to purchase expensive equipment." Explained Jamie Moore.
What is Conductive Education? Conductive Learning helps to increase students mobility, strength, problem solving skills, confidence and self-esteem. Through enhancing these skills, CLGCG works to improve quality of life--- and that is a skill that can never be underestimated. In addition, Conductive Education includes a combination of occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy- all taking place in the support and encouragement of a group environment. While traditional therapy generally exists for a mere 30 minutes per week, CLGCG's program allows for 5 1/2 hours, 5 days a week! Imagine the positive impact this can have on a child.
"For children with motor disorders, even the smallest tasks, such as eating, buttoning a shirt or sitting in a chair can be monumental. Conductive education programs can teach students to be more successful at achieving these goals. Conductive education has a transformation effect on mobility and independence." Moore discussed. Using a holistic and intensive approach that combines medical knowledge with educational methods, children are able to gain control over their bodies and accomplish goals that may have never been thought to be possible.
Bryce's parents added, "We couldn't be happier with the changes we have seen in Bryce since starting at CLCGC. The Conductors and staff are wonderful people who sincerely care for their students. I know that Bryce is going to be the best that he possibly can because of these wonderful people!"
Emmett is another student benefiting from the work of CLGCG's program. Being born with a lack of oxygen to his brain caused problems with the development of his muscles. His parents shared, "We were told he had cerebral palsy when he was about 3 months old....but we knew well before then that he was at risk for having developmental delays." Emmett's parents have tried countless programs to assist Emmett with his development- everything from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to alternative methods of treatment for his condition. And then then stumbled upon CLGCG's program. "I have never been happier with any other program or type of therapy. Conductive Education has changed our son's life in a long term way that I am so grateful for. The conductors teach small groups of children to use their bodies to become more independent through meaningful repetition, song and peer motivation. It has been incredible for Emmett's attitude and interest in life." In just one year of work with CLGCG, Emmett has started to say several words in addition to a long list of other accomplishments. Emmett's parents shared, "You know when you've found a good thing."
Chloe, a young Ohio resident has also received limitless benefits from CLGCG's outstanding program. Chloe, a twin, was diagnosed with an abnormal EEG and doctors later informed her parents that she "is severely developmentally delayed." Unsure of where to turn for help, Chloe's parents began researching options and programs, hoping for help. Her parents explained, "We were struggling to control Chloe's seizures. The medications were sedating her, not controlling the seizures...." And then the family heard about Cincinnati's CLGCG program and jumped at the opportunity. "Our family believes that Chloe is (now) truly thriving and doing better than we could have imagined. The progress she has made in just 3 short months has been monumental. It is a blessing that we found the Conductive Learning Center of Greater Cincinnati and we feel we are doing the very best for Chloe to succeed in life."
CLGCG is having an Open House to celebrate National Conductive Education Day on Saturday, February 23rd at 11AM. Employee Moore explained, "But anyone can call to schedule and come down and visit us anytime! We are here from 8:30AM - 4:00PM, Monday through Friday each week."
To learn more about CLGCG please click here: http://www.clcgc.org/
To learn more about Conductive Education, please click here: http://www.acena.org/