Sometimes just doing ordinary things can seem to take extraordinary effort. By taking the time to understand each child’s unique patterns of functioning, we can help them thrive. Parents, or caregivers, are vital to this process and will be guided with how to best support their child. Your child is an individual, not a compilation of national norms and standards. We help them become more at ease and find their own path to becoming successful in their daily living.
Our bodies are equipped with stylized patterns of movement that are natural pathways from the brain stem to the motor cortex. These early patterns of movement are often referred to as primary reflexes. They drive development and help inform the brain about coordinating sensory information as children learn how to crawl, sit, grasp, reach, see, and walk.
The birth process and the developmental movements during the first year of life are critical for this integration process. They continue to aid in our ability to modulate stress and emotions as we grow. Understanding the root causes for many of the challenges and perplexing behaviors can often be traced to these early patterns of movement.
Our evaluations will identify which reflexes are still not fully integrated. Your home program will help you guide your child toward more efficient daily living. This means fewer tantrums and more peaceful living.
H.A.N.D.L.E. combines an understanding of neuroplasticity and the interplay of mind, body, and environment to help enhance neurological systems that are causing learning or life difficulties, without force or judgment. H.A.N.D.L.E. gets to the root causes of problematic behaviors by listening and observing the individual. This is a compassionate approach that taps into the body’s natural ability to reorganize and improve itself (www.handle.org).