Another one that will be lined up on my shelf of books to read:
Vera Forster -
Vera Forster -
I am now open to further bookings of all kinds over the coming months.
A small deposit will secure.
Public presentations on adult work a speciality!
CE OVER THE INTERNET NEW PROJECT
"Doing a Dina"
I am currently looking for families of young children anywhere in the world to take part in preliminary work to explore the possibilities of working conductively over the Internet through Skype, audio and/or webcam. This can be done in German, in English or in Hungarian, as required.
This is "exploratory work" of a kind not done before in Conductive Education, so fees at this point will be very reasonable indeed.
Interested families should contact me to discuss possibilities further, in the language of their choice and without obligation, at
If you don't already have a copy of Dina (and in my opinion every parent with a child under three with cerebral palsy should have read this) this is the only book to describe how to bring up a young child with cerebral palsy "conductively", you can get one by contacting me or the Library at the National Institute for Conductive Education:
http://www.conductive-education.org.uk/contact-usI believe that it still has lots of copies at approx. £11.50 each.
Too right, Susie. This book could turm out a must for anyone with serious interest in András Pető. In any event, I am am ordering my copy sight unseen in the hope that it does – and even if does not it will be a good read.
In the early nineteen-fifties in Budapest Vera Forster (then of course Fõrster Véra) was declared persona non grata, and worked for a time in András Pető's brand new Institute in Villanyi-ut. . I met and interviewed Vera in 1997, in her peaceful home by the sea in Gosport, England, and published what she told me in The Conductor, vol. 3 nos 3-4, pp 43-48.
From what I have read about her over the last couple of days on the Internet (and seen/heard on a Youtube video) this book follows her life through to when she finally left Hungary for a new life in the West, so I hope to strike new gold (and anyway, the social background will be essential reading).
I should add that I also see on the Internet that only 800 copies of the book were printed and are fast running out. The literary festival site that you refe to recommends ordering direct, to help support a small independent publisher – a cause for which I have some personal sympathy as I am sure you do too! I have tried but as yet received no reply so will now rush to Amazon before news gets around further. Word of this book was out into the world of CE only on Monday evening but I cannot hang around further while stocks disappear, so I am off to Amazon, where I know that Gill Maguire has already snapped up the best bargain, but there are still two copies in excellent condition – sorry, only one, once I have put my own order in! The Internet will help find other copies in various bookshops – if you are quick.
I shall probably have more to say on all this at a later point.
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