Neurodevelopmental Treatment

Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) is an advanced treatment approach used by Occupational and Physical Therapists, along with Speech and Language Pathologists to assist children and adults with neuromotor disorders (including cerebral palsy, stroke, and other related disorders) to improve and facilitate functional movement patterns.

Individuals with neuromotor disorders often develop atypical ways of moving their body, related to many factors; including spasticity and tone. Neurodevelopmental Treatment therapists encourage motor learning and appropriate movements through hands on facilitation for functional activities. Therapists assess and analyze movement patterns during the initial evaluation and continue to do so throughout therapy.

For more information, please visit the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association website at www.ndta.org

Information gathered from the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association (ndta.org) and Occupational Therapy for Children by Jean Case-Smith (5th Edition).

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