Conductive Education was developed in the late 1940s by Hungarian professor András Pető, whose methods are based on the premise that individuals with motor disorders not only need treatment for medical conditions but often also face significant learning problems that require special education. Conductive Education combines these two elements, physical and cognitive learning through active participation and repetition needed for these students to make the neurological connections needed to learn a skill.

Conductive Education resembles an integrated approach of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Special Education and Social Education. The developmental accomplishments of Conductive Education’s first participants had never been seen before. Since that time, parent-driven initiatives have advanced the spread of this methodology. Today, Conductive Education centers are widely available in the UK, Israel, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong, many of which are funded by their governments.