Beginnings

Conductive Education was established in Hamilton in 1991 by a group of parents dedicated to providing a holistic programme that worked with the child and family as a whole rather than successive professionals in a fragmented manner. Investigation of the Conductive Education programme offered in Hungary led these parents to believe that this educational approach would best meet the needs of their children.

The Conductive Education Waikato Trust was formed and registered in July 1991.

What is Conductive Education?

Conductive Education was developed in Hungary by Professor AndrĂ¡s Peto, a physician and educationalist. Peto believed that human development is holistic and that learning occurs in an integrated way, encompassing the sensory, motor, cognitive, communication and socio-emotional aspects of development.

He based his approach on newly discovered scientific e