Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase
Conductive Education is a unique, holistic educational approach to help children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities achieve their greatest level of independence through physical and cognitive activities. The Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO) is a special needs school for children from kindergarten to 12th grade. They work on improving motor and cognitive abilities as well as basic life skills. One of the most prominent diseases CECO works with is Cerebral Palsy (CP). CP occurs from damage to a fetal or infant brain. The damage can have various levels of effects and does not progress with time. CP cannot be cured, but with treatment even those with moderate or severe CP can learn how to function with a degree of normalcy. They currently share progress and the effectiveness of Conductive Education through patient testimonials, but need a way to show some form of quantitative data to validate their methods, which has not been done previously. They would like to use this data to be able to reach out to more families affected by CP or similar disabilities and to have a way to track student progress.
Ted Conway, Kunal Mitra, Philip Bernhard, Philip Chan
Cord, H., Kaseman, S., Macias, J., Macias, J., McFadden, R., Mogharbel, R., ... Vidas, A., Poster (2016, April). Analyzing & Interpreting Conductive Education A.I.C.E. Poster presented at the Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL.