Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Sophisticated new search tool

Rubbish in – rubbish out

It is amazing what the immense, rich field of modern, institutional medicine has at its disposal, and the ever more sophisticated new facilities that workers in this system create for their benefit. Here is one that has just found its way to me, 'PeRSSonalized Medicine'

PeRSSonalized Medicine is the simplest, free, customizable, multi-lingual aggregator of quality medical resources in social media.

Geddit? 'PeRSSonalized Medicine' is the word 'personalised' with the Internet abbreviation 'RSS' interpolated. It is one helluva tool for keeping you up to date in whatever field of medical research precisely interests you, individually.

I am sure (that is, I deeply hope) that there is 'real medicine' out there to which all this helps create real technical advance that will contribute to the betterment of poor suffering humanity, including – rue the day – perhaps even to mine.

'Conductive Education research'

The field of scholarly, academic, scientific enquiry into Conductive Eucation has been largely appropriated by the field of medical research – specifically by empirical outcome-evaluation. Perhaps the word 'aapprorpriate (i.e. stolen) sounds a little harsh. After all, the money and the demand for such work is there (coming sometimes even from the hands of conductivists themselves, who presumably believe that sponsoring 'more research' of this kind will make them accptible and loved). Unfortunately, so strong is the dominant preconception that anything to do with motor disorder is medical, that there had been very little demand, very little money for enquiry more appropriate to the paradigm. Whatever the social mechanisms involved, it is the case that research into Conductive Education does not as a whole belong to the CE paradigm – it has been carried off elsewhere..

And what do you get as result? Something unrecognisable:

Click on this URL. When you get there, click your way down the links and read the summaries of the articles. Taken in its entirety does this have to do with CE? What it is all about?

Here, without the live links, is what you will find there...

Recent items – Publications focusing on conductive education

Conductive education: a functional skills program for children with cerebral palsy. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2007;27(1):45-62 Authors: Bourke-Taylor H, O'Shea R, Gaebler-Spira D Conductive education (CE) [...]

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Jul;27(7):503-5 Authors: Yan YF, Wei YY, Chen YH, Chen MM To observe the effect of acupuncture on rehabilitati [...]

[Effect of conductive education combined with Frenkel training on balance disability in children with cerebral palsy]. Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2009 Mar;11(3):207-9 Authors: Yang L, Wu D, Tang JL, Jin L, L [...]

Conductive education for children with cerebral palsy: effects on hand motor functions relevant to activities of daily living. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Feb;89(2):251-9 Authors: Blank R, von Kries R, Hesse S, v [...]

Neuroimpairments, activity performance, and participation in children with cerebral palsy mainstreamed in elementary schools. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2005 Dec;47(12):808-14 Authors: Schenker R, Coster WJ, Parush S [...]

Therapeutic interventions in cerebral palsy. Indian J Pediatr. 2005 Nov;72(11):979-83 Authors: Patel DR Various therapeutic interventions have been used in the management of children with cerebral palsy. [...]

Effectiveness and expectations of intensive training: a comparison between child and youth rehabilitation and conductive education. Disabil Rehabil. 2006 May 15;28(9):561-70 Authors: Odman PE, Oberg BE To [...]

Personal assistance, adaptations and participation in students with cerebral palsy mainstreamed in elementary schools. Disabil Rehabil. 2006 Sep 15;28(17):1061-9 Authors: Schenker R, Coster W, Parush S Th [...]

History of a special healing method for motor-disordered children: conductive education. Orvostort Kozl. 2007;53(3-4):69-96 Authors: Forrai J PMID: 19069038 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Occurrence of gross motor behaviors and attainment of motor objectives in children with cerebral palsy participating in conductive education. Physiother Theory Pract. 2010 Jan;26(1):22-39 Authors: Effgen SK, Chan [...]

[[Conductive education for children with neurological diseases]. Ideggyogy Sz. 2009 Jan 30;62(1-2):12-22 Authors: Balogh E, Kozma I Conductive education, developed by the 40-ies of the last century, spread [...]

Effectiveness of physiotherapy and conductive education interventions in children with cerebral palsy: a focused review. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Jun;87(6):478-501 Authors: Anttila H, Suoranta J, Malmivaara A, [...]

Short-term effects on mobility, activities of daily living and health-related quality of life of a Conductive Education programme for adults with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and stroke. Clin Rehabil. 2008 Apr; [...]

Effectiveness of intensive training for children with cerebral palsy--a comparison between child and youth rehabilitation and conductive education. J Rehabil Med. 2005 Jul;37(4):263-70 Authors: Odman P, Oberg B […]

Unique features of the Conductive Education-Peto System for the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy. Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2001;3(4):531-4 Authors: Metera K, Buchajczyk B The most important […]

Lord, lov'em, for they know not what they doeth.



Blogger raykohn said...

“Research” seems to be a parallel universe running alongside all worthwhile activity. Academia is, after all, a world – a career – all of its own. However, it also contains resources that could be of use to the conductive community. The problem is that the ‘intervention points’ are entirely misplaced as the research universe has taken the medical model to its heart and forgotten that there is an alternative, more difficult framework within which useful results could be drawn.
If research were focused upon effective learning; then perhaps providing resources to experienced conductors to report on the most effective processes that they utilise TO TRAIN AND DEVELOP LESS EXPERIENCED CONDUCTORS would be helpful.
Ray Kohn

Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 14:34:00 GMT  
Blogger Andrew Sutton said...

Yes, of course 'academe' is a class of its own and follows its own class interests, i.e. the career and other interests of its members, whatever the rhetoric might say. How could it be else! And of course, contradictorily, CE and academe have so much to offer each other (though not, I suspect, in the world in which we presently live!)

Would that 'an alternative, more difficult framework' could be created and built upon. Come the day!


Thursday, 24 February 2011 at 13:32:00 GMT  

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