Replicates the normal developmental sequence that infants use to stimulate and grow brain connections. Specializes in helping post-institutionalized children and those who have experienced trauma or abuse. It is effective at any age, from infancy through adulthood without pharmaceuticals or medications; all of the work is movement-based. It is not a quick, easy fix, but it can be a lasting solution.
NR in a nutshell - a program of movement (crawling, belly crawling, movement of the body in certain patterns, vestibular work (spinning, bouncing, etc.) in order to "re-set" the brain. The theory is that children of trauma develop gaps in good brain development which lead to a whole host of issues. Claims to treat:
‣reactive attachment disorder
‣post-traumatic stress disorder
‣fetal alcohol exposure
‣autism spectrum disorders
‣oppositional defiance disorder
‣sensory processing disorder
http://www.neuroreorg.com/ - Click on Articles/Research and read articles. The first one is How does NR address attachment issues.
http://www.developmentalmovement.org/default.html - Click on Resources and read
articles. Click on Media and Press and watch the video about Sargent Goodchild.
Developmental Movement Consultants is run by Bette Lamont, NR practitioner. She
lives in Seattle but travels to Orlando every few months.
Informative online support: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/NEUROnetwork/
An excellent post from a fellow trauma mama explaining Neuro Reorg and how it works with kids of trauma.
This statement reviews patterning as a treatment for children with neurologic impairments. This treatment is based on an outmoded and oversimplified theory of brain development. Current information does not support the claims of proponents that this treatment is efficacious, and its use continues to be unwarranted.