NDMT: Neuro Development Movement Therapy
There is often an overlap in some of the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, dyspraxia and attention deficit disorder. People with dyslexia for example, share symptoms such as problems with balance, bilateral integration, spatial skills and sequencing, in common with children with dyspraxia.
It is important to ASSESS and IDENTIFY the underlying causes of your child’s difficulties.
Central to this therapy is the idea that learning and behavioural difficulties are a result of developmental issues or mild delays in the developmentof Neural pathways ( or wiring) in a child’s early years.
Neuro Development Movement Therapy can have on wonderful results with children who have learning and behavioural difficulties.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
When sitting at the desk to wirte
- Slumped to one side
- Slumping forward
- Head in hands
- Head resting on crook of arm at odd angle
- Covering up one eye when writing
- Paper is at an exagerated angle
- Often found W sitting on knees (primal support posture)
- Writing problems
- Reading problems
- Maths problems
Any noticible differences
- General co-ordination problems
- Attention problems
- Eye tracking – skipping words
- Trouble tying shoelaces
- Delayed bicycle skills
- Difficulty learning to swim
- Difficluty using sissors or kitchen utensils
- Odd Pencil grip
- “Ants in their pants” can’t keep still or silent
- Speech and articulation problems
- Travel sickness
We look behind the problem and help treat the underlying causes through a programme of daily physical exercises tailored to your individual needs.
This is a non-invasive programme of movements A lot of the movements used are natural for a baby and a young child, the nervous system is gently encouraged to mature and become more open to learning.
A complete programme is suitable for ages 5 – 18 and generally lasts for between 12 – 18 months.
Many parents, caregivers and teachers see a change in their children quite soon after beginning therapy. In most cases changes are gradual, and each child is different. The first signs of improvements are often seen in swimming, cycling and sporting activities. Staying on task longer – to learn things, like tying shoelaces
Jayne Pivac completed her training at the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology. Created by Psychologist Peter Blythe PhD*. to remedy the effects of immaturity in the functioning of the central nervous system on learning outcomes, emotional functioning and behaviour.
Call Jayne to have a chat to see if this treatment could help your child
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It’s time to take care of your abilities! Let me know a good time to call you – Jayne