Our classes meet throughout the year in sessions that last between four and seven weeks. Classes are either 1 ½ or 3 hours long and occur two or three times per week.
Participants are screened for placement in classes based upon their age and ability. Interaction with peers provides an optimal environment for learning and facilitates motivation and socialization. Jackson Center primarily serves children from six months through early teens, and on a limited basis accepts adult enrollment.
Participants frequently participate in field trips where they are challenged to use the skills obtained in class to solve problems to everyday challenges in the community. Jackson Center also offers an academic enhancement program for children who are pre-school and elementary ages. This program is lead by a State-Certified Teacher and is designed to supplement instruction children are receiving through the public schools.
Conductive Education is generally beneficial to those with motor disorders where damage originates in the central nervous system. Typically such disorders include cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Others who may benefit from conductive education include those who have experienced brain injury or stroke.
Candidates for Conductive Education should have the cognitive ability to understand and follow simple visual and verbal directions. Conductive Education may be beneficial throughout the life span from approximately six months of age.
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