Neurodevelopment therapy is for children (or adults) who have some sort of developmental delay or processing issue – simply put it is ideal for children with dyslexia, dyspraxia, autistic spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, sensory processing issues, anxiety, cerebral palsy – or for a child who is just struggling but dissent have a formal diagnosis. It is also suitable for those who have had a traumatic brain injury or a stroke.
What it is
Using a number of different techniques, but primarily Rhythmic Movement Training, I make an assessment of brain function and primitive reflex integration and development. From that assessment we can develop a bespoke movement program that will need to be done daily.
How does it work
It works by replicating some of the foetal or baby movements to enable the brain to have second opportunity to develop normally, the movements are very targeted to work on particular areas of the brain and to integrate unintegrated primitive reflexes – the instinctive movements a baby makes that appear and disappear as a baby grows into a toddler.
Is it effective
We usually see changes after about 3 weeks, but the program needs to be continued for at least 3 months, depending on the issues that need addressing, this can be a long term therapy, although as it becomes established, fewer follow up appointments are required.
How much does it cost
Initial Assessment – questionnaire and physical observation of current reflex function.
Try out movements
Choose movements and agree program
Practice selected movement program
MORNINGS ONLY (1-2 hours)
At home – follow program on a DAILY basis (from as little as 2 mins – 15 mins a day)
Follow-up – 1 week later (Approx 30 mins)
Regular sessions – once every 4-8 weeks.