A neurodevelopmental approach to intervention

Here we take a neurodevelopmental approach in our interventions. We work towards building neural pathways that support thinking associated with the prefrontal cortex, the front part of your brain. Research has shown that people with developmental concerns struggle with thinking associated with that area of the brain. Actions that involve the prefrontal cortex include moderating one’s own social behaviour and making decisions for themselves (Raine, 2009).

We also look towards building connections in other part of the child’s brain that might be impacted in their development. For example, movement might be used to build areas in the brainstem. We also use different modalities to help the child regulate their emotions typically associated with the limbic area of the brain, its inner central part.

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