Board Members presentation
Founding Board Member of ECA, President
Executive Director Phoenix Schulen and Kitas GmbH and Phoenix Academy Munich. Founder of the first conductive school in Germany, strategic development and international projects.
Occupational therapist, educator, educational-therapeutic conductor business management.
Board Member National Association CE Petö e. V. Member German Verband der Heilpädagogischen Förder-Lehrerinnen und -Lehrer e. V.
Co-ordinated the research project on CE with Prof. Dr. Oerter in 1999-2003, co-organizer of 4 EU Projects on CE as well as initiator of the 1st German study course at EVH Nuremberg, Germany, for spezial pedagogues with conductive main focus.
Eszter Horváth Tóthné
2nd Vice president
Board member of ECA, 2nd Vicepresident
Eszter Horváth Tóthné is a senior conductor
CEO of Move & Walk in Sweden.
President of the Swedish conductors Association
The institute is working with Conductive Education in the field of healthcare, primary and secondary school for children with special needs and personal assistants. As a result of the last 17 years of work from the colleagues at Move & Walk, today CE and conductor as profession is established and recognised in Sweden.
Secretary and Deputy Treasurer
Founding and Board member ECA, Secretary
Qualified physiotherapist, academic multiple therapy conductor, honorary conductor Since more than 30 years working in the field of conductive-multiple therapy education, until 2012 at Therapie Insitut Keil, Vienna, since 2013 at the general secretariat of the Helga Keil-Bastendorff private foundation. National and international presentation activities, organisation and management of different courses and trainings, among others the university course for the vocational training for academic multiple therapy conductors. Coordination of EU projects in the field of conductive education. Vice president of the Austrian conductive association (KFI)
I became one of the new board members of ECA. I wish to take a moment to introduce myself. I am married, father of two children and have been working as a teacher since 1990. I graduated as Conductor Education Teacher (CET) at Petö Institute, Hungary in 1998, as Education Specialist at ELTE, Hungary in 2003 (MA) and just recently finished a doctorate program on Conductive Education at Liverpool JM University(MPhil). I have been working as CET since 1998 permanently and worked in USA, UK, and Germany. I was one of the founder member of both the German (Konduktorenverband, 2000, www.konduktorenverband.de ) & United Kingdom (CEPEG, 2005) CE professional bodies. At present, I work as a CET at Phoenix GmbH, Germany. I´m enthusiastic about joining the board of ECA and look forward to working for the better future of Conductive Education in Europe.
Deputy Chair of Adv. Board
I joined the board of the ECA as a representative of the Belgian Association of Conductive Education (http://www.abpc-bvcp.be/).
In 1995, I graduated as an Occupational Therapist and , since 1996, I have been working at 'La Famille', Brussels, where Conductive Education has been the reference for many years.
I was trained and supervised in Conductive Education by Yves Bawin who was my mentor and close colleague during 20 years. I also followed different conductive seminars and projects abroad or in collaboration with European conductive colleagues. Within « La Famille » Centre, I kept strong connections with the Petö Institute (training sessions in Budapest, supervisions in La Famille, …). I also followed different trainings in pediatric neurology, as well as a 2 year training in NDT-Bobath in order to open my mind, to learn and to understand more about current neurological therapies and make connections with other professionals.
I have a wide range of experience in CE (baby-parents, nursery, kindergarten and primary school) and I'm always eager to learn.
At present, I'm responsible of the Conductive Education project at 'La Famille'. (http://www.geslafamille.be). Furthermore, I lead the Conductive Education training Centre in Belgium: 'Le Fil Conducteur' (http://filconducteur.be).
My motivation to join the ECA is to support Conductive Education in Europe, facilitate exchanges of experiences in CE and continue to develop the training and the quality of the work in Belgium.
Eva Szabò Feketènè
1st Vice President
Board member of ECA
Éva Feketéné Szabó PhD is College Professor, Vice Rector and Head of the Institute of Conductive Pedagogy at the Pető Institute. Earned certificates as conductor and primary school teacher in 1988, became a lecturer in pedagogy in 1990 and obtained
a doctoral degree in Educational Sciences in 2007. Was instrumental in elaborating the conception of the MA conductor training programme, supervised the preparation of the timetable, and the appropriate scheduling and organisation of practices. Her fields of interest include graph motor development in children with CP, orthopaedic surgeries in pupils of the Pető Institute and preparation of student conductors for successful integrative education. Pursued tutorial duties in Belgium, Israel, Spain, USA and Hong Kong and acted as a consultant in Malta, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Egypt, the UK and Brazil. Has recently been invited as honorary advisor of the 5-year New Milestone Project on CE for Children with CP in China.
3rd Vice president
Board member of ECA, 3rd Vicepresident
Board Member National Association CE Petö e. V.
Board member German Bundesverband der in Deutschland tätigen Konduktoren eV
Vice president of the European Conductive Association ECA
Member of the Association for the Physically Disabled e. V., Nuremberg
Chair of Adv. Board
Board member of ECA, 1st Vicepresident
The National Institute of Conductive Education, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
In 1992 I qualified as a conductor, at the Petö Institute in Hungary and specialised in adult services at The National Institute of Conductive Education, Birmingham, UK. I am currently Director and Senior Conductor of Adult Services and Training. This role involves strategic development, research activities, international consultancy, CE practice, running of accredited training in CE including the BA Hons conductor training and post graduate modules for existing professionals. In 1991 I completed my MA in Education and in 2001 my PhD. I co-ordinated a research project examining the benefits of CE on quality of life for adults and am currently leading a three year research project on CE for stroke survivors. I have published in a range of journals and presented worldwide. I co-ordinated the establishment of CEPEG and PCA and currently sit on both committees.
ECA Board Member, Vice President of the Swedish Conductors´ Association, and Board Member of IPA. Professional College Member of the Hungarian Pedagogical Association.
Former Associate Professor of AP College, Budapest. Senior Conductor and at present responsible for Conductive Eduaction quality at Move & Walk, Sweden.
Qualified as Conductor-Primary School teacher in 1991 at Pető Institute, in 2000 earned Master Degree in Education as Teacher of Pedagogy and Specialist in Eduaction at Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Education and Psychology, ELTE, Budapest. Started Doctoral Programme in Education (PhD Candidate) in 2008 at Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Education and Psychology ELTE, Budapest, succesful doktoral exam: with „Summa cum laude” certification in January, 2013. (Thesis Defence in 2017.)
I am very glad to give support to the European Conductive Association, which I know as organization since the beginning in 2004. I always was very close to ECA as partner in different EU projects.
I am Senior Conductor of the Andras Petö College, have experiences in rehabilitation of all ages of disabled people since more than 30 years. I was supervisor conductor for many conductive services in Europe, responsible for research projects, EU projects and lecturer in congresses all over the world.
I am proud to be member of the ECA board and will give my very best to support the recognition of CE all over Europe. Thank you for your confidence.
Representative of the Petö College
PhD Conductor, College Professor
Rector, International Andras Pető College Institute, Budapest
Theoretical and practical training of students
Tutoring of gifted students
Liaising with institutions for teacher training
Major area of research:
Preparing mainstream schools for inclusive education conception of the MA conductor training programme, supervised the preparation of the timetable, and the appropriate scheduling and organisation of practices. Her fields of interest include graph motor development in children with CP, orthopaedic surgeries in pupils of the Pető Institute and preparation of student conductors for successful integrative education. Pursued tutorial duties in Belgium, Israel, Spain, USA and Hong Kong and acted as a consultant in Malta, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Egypt, the UK and Brazil. Has recently been invited as honorary advisor of the 5-year New Milestone Project on CE for Children with CP in China.
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