Awareness for Children With Cerebral Palsey and Associated Difficulties

The Hornsey Trust

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About The Trust

The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy is the operating name for The Peter Rigby Trust, a registered charitable company. It was first established as The Hornsey Trust for Handicapped Children in 1963 by Peter Rigby, then Mayor of Hornsey, and latterly became The Hornsey Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy.

Its aim initially was to provide education, training and leisure activities for people with learning difficulties. The Hornsey Centre was officially opened in 1967 by its Royal Patron, HRH Princess Alexandra and provided a number of day centre type services for young people up to the age of 25 with a range of disabilities. Over the years, these services became more focused on providing support to children with cerebral palsy.


Awareness for Children With Cerebral Palsey and Associated Difficulties

Conductive Education

Conductive Education is a teaching method developed for children with cerebral palsy - with the aim of helping each child to develop the physical, intellectual and social abilities to the best of their ability in order that they may become as independent as possible.

The Trust's Conductive Education School is a DfES approved Independent School for children with physical disabilities. The Conductive Education curriculum is planned and organised to meet the special educational needs of young children with cerebral palsy. The National Curriculum is also delivered to the appropriate age groups.

Workshops for Children with Dyspraxia

Specific areas of difficulty will depend on the individual, though they may include problems with motor skills, hesitant or awkward movements, lack of confidence, concentration difficulties, language difficulties, lack of strength and stamina, perceptual problems and difficulty with social relationships.

Conductive Education has proven very effective in helping children with dyspraxia develop their physical abilities, confidence, motivation, social skills and self esteem.

They support children with cerebral palsy, their families and professionals working with them. We specialise in an approach known as Conductive Education - an active process of guided learning developed specifically for children with cerebral palsy.

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