I invite you to join me for a two-hour informational meeting:
NeuroDevelopmental Movement with Bette Lamont.
Friday, May 27th, 2022
1:30p – 3:30p Pacific Time
No Continuing Education Credits are available for this meeting.
You may have heard me talk about the importance of assessing clients for early developmental milestones and accidents and illnesses when doing your intake and in Phase 1, and Assessment in Phase 2 of EMDR therapy. To assess a client’s foundation and readiness for the reprocessing phases (Phases 4-6) of EMDR therapy, or any other form of trauma work. Once I became aware of Bette’s work, I make more of an effort to identify if there are neurological issues that will prevent a client from being able to reprocess, especially staying in window of tolerance.
I have invited Bette to do a 2-hour presentation to give you an overview of her work.
NeuroDevelopmental Movement, AKA Neurological Reorganization, is an assessment and treatment process that allows the NDM Consultant to understand why children or adults are responding the way they do to social, academic, physical, attentional, and emotional challenges.
Parents and clients who invest in a Functional NeuroDevelopmental Assessment learn how to integrate or reintegrate functions in the brain that may never have been fully developed, or that may have been lost due to injury, disease, or trauma.
Traumas that are as recent as a concussion in the last month, or a disability that occurred due to trauma in utero, can be addressed through our in-depth work.
Delays in development can be caused by restriction of infant movement, orphanage or foster care settings in the first year of life, and poor nutrition in the early months of life, among other factors.
Neurodevelopmental functions that are missing can disrupt behavior and learning and often include:
an inability to process what one sees, hears, and feels
* difficulty integrating information between the two sides of the brain
* challenges hearing and communicating clearly
* difficulty knowing where one’s body is in space
* difficulty recognizing emotions and responding to others appropriately
Neurodevelopmental functions that are missing can also disrupt social and emotional wellbeing and often include:
- Sensory processing disorders
- Inability to develop the neurological bases for compassion and awareness of the needs of others
- Misperceptions of incoming information leading to anxiety or PTSD type responses
Bette Lamont is a certified counselor, teacher, parent, therapist, and consultant. She has worked with children and adult learning and behavioral issues throughout her career. She has served as a NeuroDevelopmental Movement Practitioner since 1986 and is Founder and Executive Director of Developmental Movement Consultants in Seattle, Washington. She has been a Registered and Certified Counselor in Washington State since 1994.