Children learn about themselves and the world through movement. There is mounting evidence that stimulation in the form of movement is needed during infancy and childhood to achieve the precision of an adult brain.
A child’s constant and varied movement provides information to their brain that creates billions of new neural connections. When a child has a disability, this process can be derailed so they experience fewer variations of movement compared to a typically developing baby.
I use Neuromovement® to provide the variation your child’s brain needs to create new neural connections that over time become organized into successful patterns of movement, thought, emotional regulation, and social interaction.
Neuromovement® is not a cure; it is a learning modality. The method facilitates subtle changes in the organization of the brain. As the brain improves its organization, the child’s ability to perceive differences expands and the child becomes a more potent learner. The method helps to improve function, reduce challenges, and alleviate symptoms.
Many kids with special needs are constantly being asked to do tasks and activities that they cannot do in a therapeutic or school setting. Neuromovement® meets each child where they are, as opposed to where we imagine they should be, and wakes up the brain’s capacity to change from that point. This method does not try to “fix” your child by, for example, repeatedly “stretching” tight muscles, behavioral conditioning, or asking your child to sit, stand, walk, or talk when they’re unable to do so. Instead the focus is shifted to connecting rather than “fixing”, and tapping into your child’s potential for learning.
Neuromovement® can help children with an array of neurological conditions including the following:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and ADD
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Down Syndrome
- Angelman Syndrome
- Other genetic conditions and chromosomal differences
- Learning disabilities
- Developmental delays
- Birth-related issues
- Brain trauma