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My name is Anne Wittig and I just recently moved to British Columbia.
I am a conductor, which is the professional trained in Conductive Education (CE). CE is an educational approach to rehabilitation children and adults with Movement Disorders. Despite being developed by physician Andreas Peto right after the 2nd World War, it is still unique in its approach.
One of the main aims for CE is to teach the Stroke survivor the skills that can be applied into their daily life. CE helps the individual to become more independent from equipment and people, by teaching ways to include the affected side rather then replacing it through expensive equipment.
CE claims to not only look at the disability but also at the whole person. A lot of tasks during the program are physical orientated but with each one of those tasks, CE works also on social, emotional, personal and cognitive skills. For example we are working on correct weight bearing tasks that also helps with confidence to put weight onto the effected side. This would work cognitively on increasing the awareness of symmetry of movements and on personal skills like dressing.
CE is traditionally carried out in groups. Those are a great facilitator of boosting confidence and exchange experience. It is ensured that each member of the group works at their level, as the tasks are build up or broken down for each individual, to challenge all.
The spouses and caregivers are also able to exchange experiences during a group program. In CE it is also aimed to show the spouses and caregivers ways how they can help the Stroke survivor to help him or herself.
It is still fairly new to Canada and there are some centers in different provinces that provide services for adults who suffered from a stroke, but none so far in BC. It is my future goal to build up CE groups in BC to help individuals who had a stroke to learn new skills and ways, which are relevant to their lives. Right now I am doing individual sessions until enough people have signed up so setting up a group session.
I would really appreciate if you could pass on my information or if we could arrange a meeting with you or/and with the support group.
If you do have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am looking forward hearing from you.
I have attached a small pilot study carried out in one of the CE centers in England, as well as my general brochure.
-- Anne-Christiane Wittig
Lead Conductor, QCS
MOVING AHEAD - Conductive ConsultingTel: 1-604-716-4785
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