Conductive Education is described as
rehabilitation through learning. This unique group method of active
learning allows individuals living with motor disorders opportunities to
maximize their functional independence. The intervention technique
provides a cost-effective, time-efficient group program, which promotes
success and personal goal achievement.
This advanced training
offers the practitioner higher level clinical knowledge and experience
as well as hands-on clinical skills with conductive education.
Additionally, the certificate program provides the opportunity for the
development of evidence-based practice, which may lead to further
studies supporting CE.
• Online part-time program
• Sixteen credit hours in one year
• Program is eligible for 45 PT or OT continuing education units
Practicum experience may take place at the Center for Independence
through Conductive Education in Countryside, Illinois, or similar
• Faculty consists of experienced OTs, PTs, and Conductive Education Teachers.
Why Pursue This Certificate?
Education provides a method of intervention that maximizes a
practitioner’s time with the client. Based on clinical practice
settings, CE can offer a variety of advantages.
CE for School-Based Therapists
• educationally relevant model
• maximized client function and independence
• time-efficient and effective
• contributes to a systematic change in the way that services are delivered
• intensive motor training within the school environment
CE for Hospital-Based Therapists
• intensive rehab model
• maximized therapy time, cost effective, transdisciplinary
CE for Long-Term, Residential-Care Settings
• group model
• maximized client independence
• enhanced rehab service delivery
• increased socialization opportunities
program was initially funded by The Coleman Foundation and developed in
partnership with the Center for Independence through Conductive
For More Information
For additional information regarding the Conductive Education Program, please contact:
Dr. Roberta O'Shea, PT, Ph.D., Program Director
Professor, Physical Therapy Department at GSU