What is NeuroDevelopmental Movement?
NeuroDevelopmental Movement (NDM, previously Neurological Reorganization) is a movement therapy that targets foundation areas of the brain to organize and integrate functions not addressed by other interventions. It honors and integrates the natural order of human development.
How Does NDM Work?
"Just as traffic is rerouted around damaged sections of road, NR strengthens existing neural pathways around damaged or underdeveloped parts of the brain" (S. Goodchild).
Using a prescribed set of developmental movements, NDM works to remap your child's neural pathways. Though we look at all areas of the brain, what makes us unique is how we approach the first three levels of the central nervous system—the medulla, pons,and midbrain—which develop in approximately the first year of life. The behaviors for which these levels are responsible must happen automatically. They cannot be willed; you cannot speak to them with language or logic. These levels of the brain serve as the foundation for all advanced skills and, like a house built on a shaky foundation, deficits will result if the foundation is not solid. Unlike other approaches which teach compensations or manage symptoms, NDM examines the root of the issue and stimulates new brain growth. Once you’re done, you’re done for good.
Informative video on how brain connections occur early in life.
What does NDM Treat?
NR can used to treat any developmental delay, learning disability, or injury that originates in the the brain, such as:
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Anxiety or Depression
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Concussion or other head injury
Developmental Delays and learning disabilities
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
At Meaningful Movement, we use the best therapists available--you! We feel that parents hold a unique perspective on their children, and no outside physician or therapist has the comprehensive understanding, love and commitment you have for your child. Therefore, we educate the parents and family on how to complete the program at home using frequency, intensity, and duration.