Friday, 10 December 2010

Tally ho!

Has anyone access to this?

Tuersley-Dixon, L., Frederickson, N. (2010) Conductive education: appraising the evidence, Educational Psychology in Practice, vol. 26, no 4

Louise Tuersley-Dixon, and Norah Frederickson are educational psychologists (that is what Brits call school psychologists). They have just published another research review.
Abstract. Conductive education (CE) is widely reported as having a range of benefits. In the last two decades, it has expanded internationally. Educational psychologists may well encounter parents requesting this specialist intervention which is not normally offered within Local Authority special needs provision, for children with cerebral palsy and other motor difficulties. This paper reviews the empirical research to investigate the specific claims that CE improves motor skills, thinking skills and independence and the counter claim that it may cause harm. Implications for practice are discussed.
This article is available in full on line,  pay-only of course.

Is there anyone out there able to give me a sight of this so that I can share their findings and thoughts for wider critical attention?

The content of this article may be of vital importance to parents and centres in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland too, maybe even in Scotland, since the journal is in effect the trade magazine of local authority educational psychologists, who act as gate-keepers to public funding for specialised educational services.

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Anonymous Andrew Sutton said...

Norah Frederickson is not an educational psychologist in Wigan but Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of the Educational Psychology Unit at University College London.

Whatever this article proves to be, it will carry academic authority in its authors' trade.

Apologies for any embarrassment caused.

Monday, 9 February 2015 at 15:54:00 GMT  

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