Dáil Éireann - Volume 396 - 22 February, 1990
Written Answers. - Conductive Education.
Mr. Allen Mr. Allen
139. Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Education if she will make funds available to have a teacher of conductive education available in the Cork area.
Minister for Education (Mrs. O'Rourke) Mary O'Rourke
Minister for Education (Mrs. O'Rourke): I take it the Deputy is referring  to the conductive education system which is being pioneered by the PETO Institute in Budapest. The conductor in this system is not merely a teacher but a person who on his/her own employs the various skills of teachers, nurses, physiotherapists, etc., in developing the potential of the child to become mobile.
I understand that a number of children are being taught at the Cork Spastic School using conductive methods but with parents, physiotherapists and other professionals involved under the guidance of a teacher who has had some training in the conductive methods.
On Wednesday 21 February 1990 I met a delegation of Cork Deputies to discuss this matter in detail. I will now be taking the matter up within my Department and will ask my officials to report back to me as soon as possible.
Dáil Éireann 396 Written Answers. Conductive Education.