The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Association statistics shows that one in five hundred babies born this year will have Cerebral Palsy, just one of the many movement disorders that affect Canadians every year.
There are over 300,000 Canadians living with the effects of stroke. Each year, 50,000 additional Canadians suffer a stroke.
Function-based programs, such as Conductive Education, can help an individual achieve maximum potential in growth, development and self-esteem.
Many families have children with Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, or another neuro-motor disability and wish to find treatments to best serve their children. Conductive Education is an effective option for many children with these impairments.
- When a child is faced with a movement disorder, the best strategy is for early and continual intervention.
- Under the current health care system, mainstream therapies are often completed by age seven, and in some cases, age sixteen. They are often consultative in nature and limited to monthly visits of one hour duration.
- Research indicates that the brain has the ability to grow, learn and develop through childhood and into adolescence and adulthood. An injured teenage brain can be developed just as that of an infant.
- Under the current health care system, the teenage demographic can be faced with reduced or withdrawn mainstream therapies, resulting in missed opportunities to become as independent as possible.
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The Movement Centre of Manitoba Inc. is committed to providing opportunities for Manitobans with motor challenges to achieve optimal physical, cognitive and social independence, through the application and promotion of Conductive Education principles.
The Movement Centre of Manitoba is a top-rated facility that delivers intensive weekly programs of Conductive Education that run all year long. The facility consists of three spacious classrooms outfitted with specialized equipment designed to facilitate movement and promote learning through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. A heated pool with a hydraulic lift, kitchen, laundry facility and bathing area are incorporated for the development of life skills.
Conductive Education at The Movement Centre
- A teaching method for individuals with movement disabilities.
- Every child is given an active role in their own learning, rather than being a recipient of therapy that is “done to them”.
- The Conductive Education program requires that the participating individual has the ability to understand basic instructions along with a desire to actively participate. This is essential for achieving success.
- The peer group is an important element of the program, promoting a fun, motivating environment while working toward individual goals.
- A structured program allows for the development of a routine and creates expectation, helping students achieve as much independence as possible.
- An ability to understand basic instructions along with a desire to actively participate is essential for achieving success in the program.
- Individual programs are also available, children can have one on one time with a Conductor with customized goals being set and monitored to achieve a program that is specifically suited and designed for the child.
Children can receive Individual Classes with one of our Conductor’s for a very personalized program benefitting the individual’s specific needs
Parent and Child (Ages: 0-3)
Focus: A fun environment where parents are taught techniques to help in their child’s development (sitting, standing, etc.)
Early Years (Ages: 3-6)
Focus: Structured group program with age appropriate games, activities and songs.
School Aged (Ages: 5-8)Focus: Developing skills necessary for positive integration in school and in the community. * Participants are invited to attend with their Para-professional for the beginner class only. * Beginner and Advanced Classes Available
School Aged (8-18)
Focus: Learning, reinforcing and applying skills necessary for everyday activities alongside peers
* Participants are invited to attend with their Para-professional on school days
Focus: Fun themes including craft activities and games and opportunities for developing self-care/life skills.
Frequency: Intensive 4 week programs during Summer Months (July and August). Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm or 9:30am to 3:30pm.
Individual and group goals include the development of:
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Social skills
- Self-care and life skills
- Self-esteem, confidence and motivation
- Body and spatial awareness
- Cognitive development and problem solving
- Attention span and listening skills
- Speech and communication
Think our program could benefit you? Please complete and return the Child Pre-Assessment Form. The form can be sent by email, fax, mail, or drop-off. Visit our Contact Us page for our contact information.Download Child Pre-Assessment Form
Our Conductor’s will review the assessment and will call you to schedule an assessment appointment.
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have temporarily stopped performing assessments. You can still submit a pre-assessment form to our Centre in order to be placed on a waiting list.
Initial Assessment – $75
Assessment Length: 30 mins – 2 hours (time varies for each individual)
* Scheduled after we receive the Pre-Assessment Form
Membership Fee – $25
Membership is yearly. All individuals enrolled in our program must be members in good standing.
Program Fees – Please contact our administrative staff for child program costs.