NeuroDevelopmental Movement, aka Neurological Reorganization, work has been used as a highly successful intervention for children and adults with neurological impairments and challenges since 1955. Developmental Movement Consultants bases all of its interventions on this well-studied, clinically-proven, established intervention that treats the brain itself to address the issues of:
- Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD
- Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Bonding and Attachment Disorders, including PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, and Reactive Attachment Disorders
- Head injuries, stroke, and trauma to the brain at birth, resulting in Cerebral Palsy
- Developmental delays and learning challenges
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder and related behavior disorders
- Amongst other issues
NeuroDevelopmental Movement achieves success and supports the recovery of children and adults with these issues. We base our work in the well-demonstrated theory that the brain grows to its full potential as a result of the full expression of natural reflexes, movement, and sensory experiences in the context of appropriate parenting and emotional support.
It does so by evaluating sensory and motor functioning at seven developmental levels, and then helps the child remap missing or distorted pathways of information at any level in the brain.
NeuroDevelopmental Movement begins at the lowest level of deficits, building up neurological skills in a program of activities that replicates the original Developmental Sequence. The tools provided by nature to integrate the infant brain, known as the Developmental Sequence, are the best tools to integrate any brain that is missing functions. Any gaps in these functions can lead to devastating diagnoses such as those listed above.
WHY NeuroDevelopmental Movement?
Traditionally, our culture has looked at challenging children or struggling adults and proposed one of two solutions 1.) Either change the behavior — social behavior, academic behavior, physical behavior, or 2.) Medicate.
We may feel these are the only options, but research shows us less invasive and more effective ways to get to the drivers of these challenges.
NeuroDevelopmental Movement is an assessment and treatment process that allows us to understand why a client is responding to the world with ineffective social, academic, or physical patterns. Parents and clients learn how to integrate or reintegrate functions in the brain that may never have been present or that may have been lost due to injury, disease, or trauma. Even traumas that occurred prior to birth can be addressed through our in-depth work.
Functions that are missing, that disrupt behavior and learning often include the ability to process what the child sees, hears, and feels; the ability to integrate information between the two sides of the brain; the ability to hear and communicate clearly; to know where one’s body is in space; and to recognize emotions and responses in others and respond appropriately.
NeuroDevelopmental Movement considers these issues and more, helping your child or yourself get back on a solid path to full brain functioning.
If medication would consistently work without side effects, parents might consider the effort put into NeuroDevelopmental Movement as ‘too much’.
NDM asks families to assist their child’s growth by initiating a daily program of motor and sensory activities that are part of the normal Developmental Sequence; for about two years in most programs. Parents whose children have graduated from Neurological Reorganization make statements such as:
“With the changes we have seen, we have zero regrets for the time spent doing NR. It has paid it’s off tenfold!”
(K.G, full statement on file)
We invite you to:
- Explore our site
- Research the subject matter in our Articles and Scope of Work
- Watch the video about our work in the Getting Started section
- Inquire about an appointment for your child in one of our assessment locations:
Los Angeles and Southern California
Michigan’s Suburban Detroit Area
Seattle and Western Washington
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