Neuro Developmental Therapy Blog

A presentation on the subject of Neuro Development /Movement Therapy and how it can help your child is being held at the Equilibrium Natural Health Centre on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 7pm.

The presentation will be run by Jacqui Ellis, a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Neuro-Developmental Practitioner, and is aimed at the parents and carers of children who struggle in a number of areas, including –

  • Difficulty in sitting still
  • Need to be ‘on the move’ much of the time
  • Poor sitting posture, particularly at the meal table or when working at a desk
  • Difficulty learning to dress – do up buttons, tie shoelaces, put clothes on the right way around
  • Difficulty using a knife and fork
  • Writing problems
  • Immature pencil grip
  • Reading problems
  • Spelling problems
  • Difficulty catching a ball
  • Difficulty riding a bicycle
  • Either very good at sport but avoids written work or, avoids sport
  • Poor impulse control
  • History of being early (10 months) or late (16 months) at learning to walk
  • History of being late at learning to talk

Sometimes we see our children struggling to do everyday things, learn new things or to cope with new situations. Similarly, they may seem a little off balance or un-coordinated, but we do not know why – it just does not seem to make sense or match up. Our children can also often sense they have different abilities to their peer group and cannot understand why they are finding it difficult to read or write, play ball games or ride a bike, amongst other things. This can seriously affect their self-esteem, their ability to make friends and result in ‘behavioral overflow’ issues too, all of which can have a negative impact on the individual and the family.

The reasons for these struggles may be the continued presence of baby/primitive reflexes within the child’s central nervous system (CNS). A number of these reflexes should be present at birth to enable us to survive the first six months of our lives. As we grow, we follow ‘Nature’s Gym Programme’, going through a developmental sequence of movements that enable maturation and transformation of these baby/primitive reflexes and the development of secondary/postural reflexes that stay with us for the rest of our lives.

Neuro-Developmental Therapy (NDT) INPP Method is the assessment and diagnosis of physical factors that may underlie specific learning difficulties, under achievement and behavioral problems. The presentation will show how these can be overcome by undertaking a daily movement programme of prescribed exercises designed to improve the physical maturity within an individual’s central nervous system (CNS).

The Programme is completely drug free, non-invasive and appropriate for children aged approximately 7 years and above.

The presentation runs from 7-9pm and costs £5 per person. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

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