I'm going to post about the Conductive Education summer programme that I attended during the summer holiday with Mujhee. The program lasted a week at Carson Street School. CE is a system of learning. So in this program a conductor helps us guide the kids on how to do simple things that we take for granted like laying down, sitting, standing, walking, holding, and so on.
There were about 7 kids in the program, depending on the day. In this program parents are allowed to come so they can learn with their child.
Mujhee learnt how to sit on a stool while holding on the grasp bar and looking in the mirror. Masha Allah Mujhee sits very well. From sitting she is lead to practice her standing while holding herself at the edge of the plinth. I have to hold her knees to keep her standing. Masha Allah she tries so hard to stand.
From standing she does laying on the plinth series. This practice should help Mujhee go in and out off bed. The laying series including laying on her tummy. Mujhee is uncomfortable with laying on her tummy although this series help her stretch her back and legs. Most of the kids cry during this series, but the conductor keeps going on with the rhyming instructions, some how it gets me hypnotised. While laying on her tummy, she holds her head up and bends her arms under her shoulder. Masha Allah, she holds her head up beautifully while looking at the mirror.
After that she is rolled onto her back by streching her arms up and to the side. When laying on her back she learn to hold a rattle with one hand while streching her arms up, down and to the side. Then both hands are holding onto a bar doing the same stretches up, middle and down. Here she learns how to let go of what she's holding.
While still laying on her back, her legs are stretched by bending her knee and feet flat, one leg at a time. Then her legs are stretched in and out. After that both her legs are pushed together and her bottom is raised up like an arch.
When the legs are done she goes back to laying on her tummy by stretching one arm up and pushing the other arm to make her roll. This is the time when the kids start crying again. Mujhee's knee gets caught on the plinth. From that I help Mujhee push herself down onto the plinth. Before standing I put on Mujhee socks and shoes again.
Mujhee got to practice her walking as well. She needs her arm wraps so she can keep a hold on the ladder. Two people are needed to do the walking task. One needs to sit infront of her and hold her arm, while the other person works from her back to do the wakling series that includes bending her knees, helping her take a step, stretching her leg and push forward on the ladder. Masha Allah, Mujhee does an amazing job with walking. There were few steps that she can initiate herself. She then walks to the plinth for morning tea.
For morning tea, I feed Mujhee some pure fruit. Alhamdulillh she enjoy the mango puree rather than banana or avocado.
The program finished with craft, an opportunity to practice using hands.
Alhamdulillah, I really enjoy spending my time with Mujhee, which I should do more often. I can sense Mujhee is happier when I am with her and what important is I feel delight to be with her.
You can read our previous summer programme here. Enjoy reading!