Tsad kadimah (one step forward) is a parents and professionals organization
that introduced the "Peto" method of "conductive education" to Israel.
The "Peto" method was developed in Hungary and adapted to the Israeli system. It
is a special method for children and adolescents with severe motor limitations deriving
from cerebral paralysis(palsis)
In the first stage, the organization sent Israeli student to Hungary to study the
conductive education. These students are now conducting various programs in Israel.
The second step was to develop a program in Israel,together with the Peto institute,
to train new conductors in order to increase their activity and spread the method.
The conductive education is essentially an educational-psychological method that
focuses on the personality of the child, including all the physiological and medical
The appeal of the method lies in its approach, which considers the absence of
functionality of the child to be a determining factor in the handicap, in addition to the
physical one. This absence of functionality derives principally from a psycho-educative
problem, which is, in turn, a result of the physical lesion.
The activities of "Tsad Kadimah" are principally: