Neurodevelopmental movements and sensory activities are introduced to the parents and child over the coarse of one or two one hour sessions. One or two weeks later we check in to see how the home activity program is doing. It is an opportunity for parents to ask questions and for us to tweak the program to better accommodate the child so that it is fun and doable and not anxiety producing. The total daily time needed to perform the activities will be anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes depending on the age and attention span of your child.
Thereafter a once a month one hour session, or as required, is scheduled to update the home activity program. Initially it is recommended that the child perform the neurodevelopmental movements and sensory activities for a period of 21 consecutive days to establish the nerve connections. After this, the home program is continued for several months to 'hardwire' the brain. An occasional day missed after the initial 21 days or a week during the holidays will not matter that much, but the rate at which your child progresses depends greatly on the frequency he/she engages in these activities. It is through repetition of movements that the brain is able to mature and the pathways needed for learning are established. It could take a year or more for the physical body to incorporate major changes. However progress can be seen within a month of doing the activities regularly.
It is recommended to schedule a 6 months re-evaluation to chart the progress of your child.
Session cost is $85 per hour
The idea with a remediation program, says Svea Gold, "is not to teach the child to change his behavior - which he can't - but to change his neurological development so that his behavior will change. The intent is not to solve his emotional problems, but to give him a totally coordinated body so that he does not constantly have to compensate for his weakness."
Disclaimer: All of the remedial activities, procedures and movements mentioned are not medical treatments, they are used for educational purposes only, to help retrain or to reeducate the brain. Clients may experience notable improvements following the sensory-motor programs, however Yvette does not claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition, disease, mental disorder or emotional disorder.
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