This three-hour session is an opportunity to collect information on developmental history, identify impaired neurological functions and design an individualized program of activities that will allow the integration of the missing or incomplete developmental stages. These activities are done independently at home or in private sessions on a regular basis and reevaluated every two months.

Recommended for children and adults challenged with:

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • recovery from accidents and brain injury
  • sensory processing disorder
  • sensory integration challenges
  • birth trauma
  • developmental delay
  • eating and sleeping disorders
  • challenge with potty training
  • responses to environmental stimuli such as:
    • feeling unsafe
    • ungrounded
    • hyper vigilant
    • overwhelmed
    • fearful
  • low self confidence
  • weakened immune system, allergies
  • heightened sensitivities to light, sound and textures
  • speech disturbances, dyslexia
  • difficulty filtering, processing, sequencing or prioritizing information
  • learning disabilities
  • behavioral issues (explosive or withdrawn)
  • social interactions
  • coordination, balance (physical and mental)
  • fatigue, chronic stress, depression
  • bipolar, anxiety disorders

 

“My grandson was born in August, 2001 after labor that was allowed to go on too long – 46 hours. For his first three minutes of life, he didn’t breathe. Jordan spent the next two days in Intensive Care as his sugar stores had been depleted during the birth process.

As he grew it became clear he was easily agitated or frightened by loud noises and more than normal stimulation. He was frightened of theatres; even children’s shows and cried inconsolably during visits to the pediatrician. At the time of his 4-year checkup he shook and cried so hard the doctor said his behavior was not normal and recommended a battery of tests to be done at the University.

By chance, we learned of work that was being done with children with similar reactions to the ‘normal’ world, called Developmental Movement. After testing, it was determined Jordon could benefit from daily exercises: crawling, patterning, etc.

Determined but inexperienced, we set out to work with Jordan one hour a day - mighty laborious when the child is not interested. A friend, whose daughter had similar difficulties, suggested we contact Canelle Demange. Not only did Canelle make the work fun, she took the time to explain what was to be done, how best to do it, and what to look for. Her connection with Jordan on a physical, emotional, and even cellular level was amazing. Jordan came to love her and feel completely comfortable. For a year they worked together three or four times a week; never did Jordan complain about “Going to Canelle’s”.

When Jordan had his five-year checkup, relaxed and smiling (in anticipation of seeing the doctor, Jordan said “Let’s go say hello, he seems like a nice man.” This was the doctor he had cringed from a year before.) After spending the first few minutes of the exam, the pediatrician turned to my daughter in amazement and said “this is a different child.”

Today Jordan is extraordinarily cheerful and confident. He’s had several speech therapy sessions and responded beautifully.” - Sylvia Mathews

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