Children with Special Needs
“We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
Learning how to move better can revolutionize a child’s life. Science has shown that as movements become more refined and precise neurons fire faster. The faster neurons fire, the faster we think. Sometimes a child is not developing quite as quickly as ‘normal’. A session or two gets them right back on track and more.
Therapy for children with cerebral palsy often includes braces, casts, muscle strengthening exercises, repetitive movements, drugs, and surgery to ‘correct’ habits. While these are laudable approaches they do not address how to retrain the brain to create the missing motor skills and functionality. Take a brace off your child and he/she still moves the same way thus reinforcing the SAME movement pattern. Many doctors and scientists well recognize the shortcomings in our current medical approach to neurological conditions.
My approach is to address the causes of movement deficiencies by re-training the body/brain connection to establish new and more sophisticated patterns of movement. Children respond very quickly and almost immediately enhance their cognitive skills in the process.