Rough and Tumble Play by Jasmine Pasch

Children are “full of it”.  From the moment they are born, they are skilled communicators, competent beings who leave us in no doubt that we need a lot of energy to keep up with them as they grow and develop. They just don’t stop moving: wriggling and squirming when tiny, reaching and clasping, pushing and […]

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Identifying and Treating the Traumatized Brain, Part 1 of 3

Trauma, its sources and treatment, have become more visible and studied over the last ten years. We have learned that we can come to understand past trauma, to make peace with it, and to learn coping techniques for the emotional triggers that we have developed because of it. And we have learned how to learn […]

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Realms of Intelligence: A Neurodevelopmental Perspective

A brain-based education is the only real option for our children struggling with academic, social, emotional, and physical challenges, because these challenges speak of a central cause of their sometimes complex issues.  In virtually all cases, the best approach to a central problem is a central solution, addressing the brain itself. The cortex, our powerful […]

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WHAT IS NeuroDevelopmental Movement?

NeuroDevelopmental Movement (NDM) is an approach to behavioral, academic, psychological, social, and physical challenges of both children and adults with any form or degree of injury or delay in the central nervous system.  NDM is fully informed by, and takes all of its powerful tools for change from, the model for natural growth called the […]

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Time to go barefoot!

As I write this it is June and time to go barefoot.  Here you can read what Kacie Flegal, D.C. says about the importance of going barefoot from an article in Natural Child Magazine.  And as she points out going barefoot helps not just the child’s brain, but our own.  To read the whole article […]

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Service to Others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth. (Muhammad Ali)

Nearly two years ago my mentor and friend Fanchon Shur had a massive stroke.  Those of you who know me, understand that I have devoted much of my life to her recovery since October 1, 2017. Those of you who have visited my website in the last months have looked at a website clearly untended […]

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Should I do a reflex integration program or Neurological Reorganization?

  I want to answer your question but to do so I have to add a bit of history, so bear with me. Neurological Reorganization (which has shown up under a few different names over time) was the first approach to EVER analyze and create programs that assessed the entire developmental sequence, including reflexes, sensation, […]

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Can Neurological Reorganization help with speech problems?

Katherine was adopted from China when she was 18 months old.  She qualified for speech therapy, so we immediately went to work teaching her both sign and verbal language.  Despite the therapy, Katherine did not speak more than one-word utterances until she was close to 4 years old.  She’s now 11 and after beginning our […]

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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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She has made such strides in a short period of time

“I can only tell you our experiences.  My dd could not read, could not remember a simple 3 letter word from one sentence to the next at 7.5 or 8 years of age.  We home school so at her end of year evaluations she always showed very minimal improvement.  BUT it was improvement.  She would […]

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