The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)©

The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)© is a developmentally sensitive, neurobiology informed approach to clinical problem solving developed by The ChildTrauma Academy. NMT is not a specific therapeutic technique or intervention. It is an approach that integrates core principles of neurodevelopment and traumatology to inform work with children, families, and the communities in which they live.” – ChildTrauma Academy


The Child Trauma Academy acknowledges that Erica Schuupe, OTR/L has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase 1 Level.

Below is an example of what an assessment process might look like for your family. Please contact Erica Schuppe at for more details.

Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics© Assessment Package

  1.  Screening (Phone/Skype:  30 minutes)

  • Is this client appropriate for the NMT process?

  • What are the current/past interventions?

  • Quick developmental history

  • If interested in proceeding family receives NMT literature

  1.  Initial Assessment (in person: 1.5-2.5 hours)

  • NMT Client Workbook

  • Trauma-Informed Occupational Therapy Assessment

  • Interview with family and desired team members

  1. Results Appointment (in person or via zoom/phone: 1-1.5 hours)

  • Review and receive colored copies of the functional brain map

  • Receive a detailed report with individualized recommendations

  1. Follow up Appointment 3-6 weeks after results session (30-60 minutes) and follow up sessions ever 6 months as desired by family

  • Office, phone, or Zoom

Click here to access additional information about the NMT process.