As a result of the injury to the brain, a child with cerebral palsy exhibits poor motor development. Movements are often limited, uncoordinated and imprecise. With traditional therapy the focus is on the mechanical aspect of the symptoms.
For example, stretching or bracing or releasing tendons to get the child to move better. However, it fails to recognize the central role of the brain whose job it is learn to move better.
With the essentials of ABM-NM we can tap into the potential of the child’s brain. Instead of trying to make the child hold certain posture or fix them into positions, we provide variations and conditions needed to form new connections in the brain that can open to new possibilities. Through this process, the child learns to learn.