I am delighted to welcome you to this site, and to share information about the Neuro-Developmental Treatment approach as well as therapeutic aquatics. A problem-solving approach is used in both “land based” and “water based” intervention with the best results noted with active engagement by clients towards their identified functional goals. As the client is part of a whole unit, the caregivers, siblings, teachers, etc. are all part of the team and may contribute valuable insight to intervention.
You will find a page for upcoming courses and how to register for them. I include my biography, a list of publications I’ve written over the years, and a few articles. You will find links for additional information, to purchase educational materials, and information about membership to professional organizations.
NDTA Definition 2015
The NDT/Bobath (Neuro-Developmental Treatment/Bobath) Approach
NDT is a holistic and interdisciplinary clinical practice model informed by current and evolving research that emphasizes individualized therapeutic handling based on movement analysis for habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with neurological pathophysiology. Using the ICF model, the therapist applies a problem-solving approach to assess activity and participation to identify and prioritize relevant integrities and impairments as a basis for the establishment of achievable outcomes with clients and caregivers. An in-depth understanding of typical and atypical development, and expertise in analysis of postural control, movement, activity, and participation throughout the lifespan, form the basis for examination, evaluation, and intervention. Therapeutic handling, used during evaluation and intervention, consists of a dynamic reciprocal interaction between the client and therapist for activation of optimal sensorimotor processing, task performance, and skill acquisition for achievement of participation in meaningful activities.
Cayo C, Diamond M, Bovre T, et al. The NDT/Bobath (Neuro-Developmental Treatment/Bobath) Approach. NDTA Network: 2015;22(2):1.
Christine Cayo, Monica Diamond, Tracy Bovre, Pamela Mullens, Pamela Ward, Margo Prim Haynes, Colleen Carey, Ann Heavey, Teresa Siebold, Katy Kerris, Debbie Evans-Rogers, Lois Bly, Jan McElroy, Marie Simeo, J. Lyndelle Owens, Kay Folmar, Jodi Renard, Marybeth Trapani-Hanasewych, and Mary Rose Franjoine.