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Connections Neuro-Disability Services



What do I do?

I use Conductive Education to support individuals with neurological conditions/physical disabilities across the life-span to progress both their physical and psychological well-being. Improving physical activity, function and skills alongside, self-determinism and volitional skills.

What is Conductive Education?

Conductive education (CE) is a holistic integrated pedagogical/educational system, which enables people with damage to the central nervous system to learn to overcome the challenges they face. CE is a process of experiences which leads the person to work with their motor disabilities, moving towards increased independence.

How does it work?

After a malfunction or an impairment of the central nervous system, there remains a residual capacity which can be activated to take over functions from the damaged areas. This is known as neuroplasticity. However this residual capacity can not be tapped spontaneously - it must be activated.  Through a structured teaching environment the brain can access residual capacity and learning can be promoted. CE can be seen to utilise the neuroplastic properties of the brain in order to re/learn lost or impaired functionality.

Who is it for?

Connections services are primarily suitable for people with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, acquired head injury and dyspraxia.  I also have extensive experience supporting individuals with complex disabilities, undiagnosed developmental difficulties and genetic conditions.

Information from: Professional Conductors Association. 'What is Conductive Education' (2009).



Jules McDonald


BA(Hons) Conductive Education, Qualified Conductor Status, Senior Conductor, PCA Registered.

With more than 15 years experience practising Conductive Education I have a wealth of experience nurturing progress and independence for children and adults with neurological disabilities.


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