Neuro Developmental Therapy

Sometimes we sense our children are bright, but we see them struggling to do everyday things, learn new things or to cope with new situations. Or 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 also often know that they are ‘different’ 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 ‘behavioural overflow’ issues too, all  of which can have a negative impact on the individual and the family as a whole.

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.

Whilst there are many reasons why individuals may not complete this process, the good news is that the INPP (The Institute for Neuro Physiological Psychology) Daily Developmental Movement Programme gives the child an opportunity to go back and re-network this immaturity in their CNS.

The Programme is suitable for children from approximately 7 years of age and generally takes 12-18 months to complete with the prescribed movements taking approximately 15 minutes daily. Yes! This is a commitment and investment in your child, but the results can be very profound – not just physically, but emotionally and psychologically too.

For further information please call Jacqui Ellis on 07790 783280

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