Loving what is and working towards change in our children

  In my clinical practice my experience and belief is that every child has a path to wellness that is unique.  In my heart I believe that every child and adult must be loved just as they are now, without expectation of change.  I don’t always know how to balance the two. I know that […]

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The Evolution of Neurological Reorganization

Neurological Reorganization has been effectively treating children who had no other hope for almost 70 years.  In the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s N.R. was used to treat the children with cerebral palsy, with brain injuries, children who had been poisoned with insecticides, children who had drowned, who had been in auto accidents.  They even went […]

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Finding an Ethical and Skilled Practitioner

Neurological Reorganization is both an old and a growing therapeutic model for children or adults with gaps in their development or with any form of injury to the Central Nervous System.  Training in Neurological Reorganization is an in-depth extended training.  We do not do two week courses, but rather a minimum of one year of […]

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Hemiplegia

  Q:  A friend’s child has been diagnosed with hemiplegia.  Can Neurological Reorganization help her? A:  Yes, the Neurological Reorganization (N.R.) work would be an appropriate approach, and here is something about Neurological Reorganization that is hard for people to ‘get’:   We don’t treat particular diagnoses.  What we treat are any gaps in the developmental […]

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Does anything work for my child?

Q:  I have recently been feeling that none of the alternative interventions are very successful, Neurofeedback, Neurological Reorganization, diet and biomedical approaches.  Nothing seems to work for my child. Response: I really do hear the pain of trying to make these difficult decisions about how to help your child and what to do next.  Sarge […]

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The crawling makes my child anxious

“My adopted daughter is having a really big response to crawling.  How can such a simple activity cause her to feel anxious?” These feelings are real and strong.  Babies are so vulnerable and their feelings at this stage of their development are life and death kinds of issues — will someone come for me when […]

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Are my O.T. exercises the same as Neurological Reorganization?

Comment: I never heard of NR until I happened on this site. Our  childwas very young when we started OT and  they did do a lot of brain reorganization exercises like obstacle courses although I’m not sure that is at all like NR. Response:  The brain reorganization exercises  you worked with challenge the cortical brain, […]

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I just got a diagnosis……now what?

Remember that in mental health diagnoses the label is a description of the presenting behavior, not a sound analysis of the causes or drivers of that behavior.  In a sense it leaves you no further ahead …….or behind.  It just describes what is,  on the basis of a  specific list of criteria. This does not […]

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Now that you have started the program

You have had your first Functional Neurodevelopmental Assessment and it is likely you had insights into the drivers of you or your child’s behaviors that have inspired you to do the daily work to organize your child’s brain to a highly level of functioning. Now you are looking forward to 40 minutes a day of […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

  On a February day in 2005, Nick was doing what many boys do after school, heading home, crossing a busy street at an accustomed intersection, hanging out with a friend, having good 12-year-old boy fun, when the mirror of a van driving through that same intersection took away everything that Nick identified as himself. […]

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