CE recognizes the fact that a damaged brain requires a commitment of significant time in order to learn new pathways, just as we recognize our clients must commit several hours a day to their academic education. The success of CE relies on the fact that the damaged brain always has a vast residual capacity that can be mobilized with appropriate methods.
Movement, speech, and mental abilities develop simultaneously. This is founded on the theory that the motor disabled individual develops and learns functional skills. However, the individual with motor impairment may require more time and practice opportunities when learning a skill.
The activities of CE are goal-oriented and focus on the whole person, recognizing physical, social, intellectual, and emotional aspects of learning, utilizing an attitude of self-help and motivation. Ultimately, CE is the complex development of the whole personality, known as orthofunction. Ortho is Greek for "correct."