Do you ever find yourself thinking, “but we adopted her at birth” or “but he came to us at 9 months” or “they don’t remember anything that happened to them before our house”? Are you feeling super frustrated that your regular parenting strategies don’t work with the children in your home that experienced stress early in life? Feel like you can’t connect? See BIG “behaviors” at home, school, or in the community that don’t have a cause you can pinpoint?
Can I let you in on a secret? As a foster/adoptive mom I have asked those questions and so many more too! I was so lucky to have occupational therapy tools and additional training that helped on my parenting journey!
Are you ready to dig deeper!? Take a look back in time to your child’s intrauterine experiences, their first weeks, months, or years of life. What was happening? Who was there to support them? How does their total life experiences result in the picture you now see? Once we have results that point us to the roots of the challenges and show us your child’s developmental strengths and weaknesses we will know where to start supporting your child and family. The best news? We can all change! Trauma-informed occupational therapy offers unique strategies for retraining sensory processes that may be stumping your current progress!
How do we take this look back in time? By layering extensive training in sensory processing and child development with the assessment tools and lens of the “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.” –
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Below is an example of what an assessment process might look like for your family.
Individual Trauma-Informed Consulting Package
Screening: 15 minutes (phone call)
- Is your family appropriate for the consulting process?
- What are the current/past interventions?
- Quick developmental history.
Initial Consultation (1.5-2.5 hours in-person or remote)
- Hands-on with the child or video observations.
- Checklists and other assessments.
- Extensive Interview with family and desired team members.
- Results Appointment (in person or remote: 1-1.5 hours)
- Review and receive colored copies of the functional brain metric report.
- Receive a detailed report with individualized recommendations.
Follow up Appointments at the frequency and duration of the family’s choice.
Weekly is recommended for the first 3 months!
Click here to access additional information about the NMT metric report.
On-site consulting and/or presentations are available anywhere across Montana or the globe. Consulting can consist of an evaluation of current programming and suggestions for change to facilitate trauma and developmentally sensitive schools, hospitals, etc. Consulting services can go so far as to implement programming with OT on-site over an extended period of time.
Presentation content can be tailored for schools, foster/adoptive support groups, and other systems.