Background

Since the early fifties, several countries have done sensory motor exercises with thousands of children. Their experience demonstrates strongly that it is important to recognize the function of the sensory and motor system in upbringing and education. The exercises done by parents or other care givers have changed the behavior of the child. These changes have made learning easier and most of all have improved their quality of life.

When we are able to normalize the inefficiently functioning sensory and motor systems the child is able to improve his body schema and functions more efficiently within his environment. When the child experiences success his self-esteem improves, as does his willingness to attempt more challenging tasks.

In the concept of Functional Neurological Development, we believe it is important that the child goes through all the stages of normal development, giving him the best chances to reach his potential.

When evaluating ones behaviour it is important to notice and recognize the different areas that effect behavior, – for example the sensory motor system, communication, wellness, the support team and environment. If we can recognize the real cause of the challenging behaviour it is easier to find a solution.

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