The beauty of the NDT approach for me has always been the common sense and practical approach to assessment and treatment.
NDT provides us with a rational framework for identifying the sensorimotor impairments that each child demonstrates, tying these impairments to the child’s functional limitations, and designing specific treatment strategies to effectively address the child’s impairments in order to effect positive functional outcomes.
Learning to utilize this analytical process enables you to break down what often appears to be a challenging and overwhelming task for young therapists in assessing and treating children with neuromotor dysfunction. Knowing that you are not alone but a member of a pediatric team of therapists working together to effect positive results is very reassuring.
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© Kristen Birkmeier, MSPT