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Saturday 7 November 2009

November 7th 2009 Nürnberg

"Nürnberg", by Susie Mallett

Translation of Congress Flyer

Now I must fly, more later on the happenings of today

A hearty welcome to the congress

Conductive Förderung

(Conductive what? Education? No, Upbringing? Again no, that would be Erziehung. Development? No, isn’t that Entwichlung? Encouragement!!! Yes!That could be it. Why ever didn’t the Germans just call it 'pedagogy'?).

A path to “taking part” and to integration.

Since 2001 it is deeply anchored in the duties of “SBG IX” to make more possibilities in the community for people with disabilities to take part, to participate in life.

The providers of rehabilitation and institutes are being encouraged to support this path and to provide possibilities for individual development.

To reach these aims it is necessary for changes to take place in the existing “Hilfesystem”, care/ reha system, so a new direction, a new way can be created.

“Ask yourself not what you can do to help a child ask what can that child do to help himself”.
András Petö

Sixty years ago Prof. András Petö developed the holistic system of conductive upbringing for children and adults with movement disorders stemming from the damage to the central nervous system, with the aim of integration.

The principles of this holistic system and the everyday life are interpreted through:

Therapeutic and pedagogic aspects in continuing education/ upbringing
The normal every day emotional and practical needs and skills
A method of development the starting point of which is the potential of a child and not the deficit

Conductive Education assists people with physical disabilities throughout all phases of their development, with the most simple materials, to become less dependent on outside help, and to be as independent as possible.

Saturday 07. November 2009 –9.00am

In the Richard Wagner Room
Grand hotel Le Meridien
Bahnhofstrasse 1-3, 90402 Nürnberg
Parking places at the central railway station

Verein für Menschen mit Körperbehinderungen e.V.
Zerzableshofstrasse 29
90478, Nürnberg

tel.. 0911 46 26 35 0
Fax. 0911 46 26 35 10

Experiences from the practice of Conductive Education will be the themes and the inspiration for discussion at our congress.


Frau Anita Moos- Director of the Verein für Menschen mit Körperbehinderungen e.V.

Words of welcome
Dr Markus Söder – Bavarian Minister for the environment and health.

Learning, Conductive Education and integration
On the way to a synthesis, the example of the school project in Rohrdorf.
Prof. Dr. Lelgemann
The development of the brain
Prof. Dr. Gunther Moll- Centre for child and teenager psychological health, University Hospital, Erlangen

12.00- 12.45 lunch

Operations to improve or maintain movement of physically disabled children and adults.
Dr. med. Andrea Reihmer, FA Orthopedics, Consultant in pediatric-orthopedics, Nürnberg hospital.

The Meaning of the Plinth uses and advantages
Helga Keil-Bastendorff, Bettina Tauscher-Fak / Dipl. physio-therapists, business directors, from the therapy Institute Keil, Vienna.

14.15- 15.00 coffee and cake break

Pedagogic-therapeutic-conductor training course- PtK
Beate Höß-Zenker, occupational therapist, PtK, Director of Phoenix Gmbh, Conductive Education Centre, Munich.

Practical experience-reports from PtKs
Gabi Sosic- occupational therapist, Lisa Pitz – social pedagogue, Dagmar Herrler- special school teacher, Friederike Bock – Physiotherapist

Integrated Montessori-Petö Kindergarten Komet

Claudia Ditthorn – Montesorri pedagogue, Adrienn Pelikán- Konduktorin,
Dr Angela Wohlfarth – Mother of an integrated child, Nürnberg

Open discussion – questions and answers
Questions, experiences, opinions, from the audience.

Dinner in the hotel restaurant.


SBG 1X –


Please note that there is just one conductor speaking at this congress, this is my colleague Adrienn Pelikán.

She is one of eight people speaking between 15.00 and 17.15. She will have the final word of the conference. We met last night to work on her fifteen minute slot just to make sure that that final word is perfect, and not plinth!

1 comment:

Gillian Maguire said...

Shame that there aren't more conductors. Do you know why? It sems like another opportunity missed.