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The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics is a developmentally sensitive, biologically respectful approach to working with children, young people and adults who have experienced early adversity, trauma and neglect.
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics is a developmentally sensitive, biologically respectful approach to working with children, young people and adults who have experienced early adversity, trauma and neglect.
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The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
The Neurosequential Model
of Therapeutics
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics is a developmentally sensitive, biologically respectful approach to working with children, young people and adults who have experienced early adversity, trauma and neglect.
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics is a developmentally sensitive, biologically respectful approach to working with children, young people and adults who have experienced early adversity, trauma and neglect.
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What is NMT

The Neurosequential Model (NM) has evolved over the last decade into three differing but complementary programmes: The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), the Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) and the Neurosequential Model in Caregiving (NMC).  NMT is now widely recognised as one of the most ground-breaking approaches to understanding the profound impact of trauma on the developing brain.

One of the most unique aspects of NMT is that it is both an ‘evidence-based’ and ‘evidence generating’ approach to clinical work across multiple settings including:

  • Early childhood provision, various mental health settings, inpatient psychiatric care, residential and foster care, mainstream and special educational settings as well as juvenile justice systems

NMT is not a therapy or a specific therapeutic technique; it is a developmentally sensitive, neurobiologically informed approach to clinical work that integrates several core principles of neurodevelopment into a comprehensive approach to the child, family, and their broader community.  This process helps to organise a child’s developmental history and current level of brain functioning in ways that optimally inform each step in the planning and sequencing of therapeutic interventions.

NMT Assessment Process

The Neurosequential assessment mirrors the evolving development of the brain from the moment of conception.  This helps to:

  • Identify the potential impacts of early adversity on developing brain systems in an evidence-based, developmentally sensitive and trauma-informed way
  • Generate a brain metric that maps the impacts of adversity, trauma and neglect across four key domains: Sensory integration, self-regulation, relational and cognitive functioning
  • Guide the selection and sequence of developmentally sensitive therapeutic interventions, educational activities and enrichment experiences that match a child’s developmental age rather than chronological age
  • Develop therapeutic opportunities that recapture the normal sequence of development beginning with the lower parts of the brain (e.g. brainstem) first

Three Stages of NMT

Stage 1: Assessment Process

Comprehensive assessment of early developmental history mapping key experiences of adversity and relational health.

Stage 2: Building Brain Metric

Identify and assess current level of brain functioning across four primary domains: sensory integration, self-regulation, relational and cognitive.

Stage 3: Neurosequential Treatment Planning

Detailed everyday treatment plan mapping out sequence of therapeutic interventions and educational activities.

What is NMT

The Neurosequential Model (NM) has evolved over the last decade into three differing but complementary programmes: The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), the Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) and the Neurosequential Model in Caregiving (NMC).  NMT is now widely recognised as one of the most ground-breaking approaches to understanding the profound impact of trauma on the developing brain.

One of the most unique aspects of NMT is that it is both an ‘evidence-based’ and ‘evidence generating’ approach to clinical work across multiple settings including:

  • Early childhood provision, various mental health settings, inpatient psychiatric care, residential and foster care, mainstream and special educational settings as well as juvenile justice systems

NMT is not a therapy or a specific therapeutic technique; it is a developmentally sensitive, neurobiologically informed approach to clinical work that integrates several core principles of neurodevelopment into a comprehensive approach to the child, family, and their broader community.  This process helps to organise a child’s developmental history and current level of brain functioning in ways that optimally inform each step in the planning and sequencing of therapeutic interventions.

NMT Assessment Process

The Neurosequential assessment mirrors the evolving development of the brain from the moment of conception.  This helps to:

  • Identify the potential impacts of early adversity on developing brain systems in an evidence-based, developmentally sensitive and trauma-informed way
  • Generate a brain metric that maps the impacts of adversity, trauma and neglect across four key domains: Sensory integration, self-regulation, relational and cognitive functioning
  • Guide the selection and sequence of developmentally sensitive therapeutic interventions, educational activities and enrichment experiences that match a child’s developmental age rather than chronological age
  • Develop therapeutic opportunities that recapture the normal sequence of development beginning with the lower parts of the brain (e.g. brainstem) first

Three Stages of NMT

Stage 1: Assessment Process

Comprehensive assessment of early developmental history mapping key experiences of adversity and relational health.

Stage 2: Building Brain Metric

Identify and assess current level of brain functioning across four primary domains: sensory integration, self-regulation, relational and cognitive.

Stage 3: Neurosequential Treatment Planning

Detailed everyday treatment plan mapping out sequence of therapeutic interventions and educational activities.

What is NMT

The Neurosequential Model (NM) has evolved over the last decade into three differing but complementary programmes: The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), the Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) and the Neurosequential Model in Caregiving (NMC).  NMT is now widely recognised as one of the most ground-breaking approaches to understanding the profound impact of trauma on the developing brain.

One of the most unique aspects of NMT is that it is both an ‘evidence-based’ and ‘evidence generating’ approach to clinical work across multiple settings including:

  • Early childhood provision, various mental health settings, inpatient psychiatric care, residential and foster care, mainstream and special educational settings as well as juvenile justice systems

NMT is not a therapy or a specific therapeutic technique; it is a developmentally sensitive, neurobiologically informed approach to clinical work that integrates several core principles of neurodevelopment into a comprehensive approach to the child, family, and their broader community.  This process helps to organise a child’s developmental history and current level of brain functioning in ways that optimally inform each step in the planning and sequencing of therapeutic interventions.

NMT Assessment Process

The Neurosequential assessment mirrors the evolving development of the brain from the moment of conception.  This helps to:

  • Identify the potential impacts of early adversity on developing brain systems in an evidence-based, developmentally sensitive and trauma-informed way
  • Generate a brain metric that maps the impacts of adversity, trauma and neglect across four key domains: Sensory integration, self-regulation, relational and cognitive functioning
  • Guide the selection and sequence of developmentally sensitive therapeutic interventions, educational activities and enrichment experiences that match a child’s developmental age rather than chronological age
  • Develop therapeutic opportunities that recapture the normal sequence of development beginning with the lower parts of the brain (e.g. brainstem) first

Three Stages of NMT

Stage 1: Assessment Process

Comprehensive assessment of early developmental history mapping key experiences of adversity and relational health.

Stage 2: Building Brain Metric

Identify and assess current level of brain functioning across four primary domains: sensory integration, self-regulation, relational and cognitive.

Stage 3: Neurosequential Treatment Planning

Detailed everyday treatment plan mapping out sequence of therapeutic interventions and educational activities.

What is NMT

The Neurosequential Model (NM) has evolved over the last decade into three differing but complementary programmes: The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), the Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) and the Neurosequential Model in Caregiving (NMC).  NMT is now widely recognised as one of the most ground-breaking approaches to understanding the profound impact of trauma on the developing brain.

One of the most unique aspects of NMT is that it is both an ‘evidence-based’ and ‘evidence generating’ approach to clinical work across multiple settings including:

  • Early childhood provision, various mental health settings, inpatient psychiatric care, residential and foster care, mainstream and special educational settings as well as juvenile justice systems

NMT is not a therapy or a specific therapeutic technique; it is a developmentally sensitive, neurobiologically informed approach to clinical work that integrates several core principles of neurodevelopment into a comprehensive approach to the child, family, and their broader community.  This process helps to organise a child’s developmental history and current level of brain functioning in ways that optimally inform each step in the planning and sequencing of therapeutic interventions.

NMT Assessment Process

The Neurosequential assessment mirrors the evolving development of the brain from the moment of conception.  This helps to:

  • Identify the potential impacts of early adversity on developing brain systems in an evidence-based, developmentally sensitive and trauma-informed way
  • Generate a brain metric that maps the impacts of adversity, trauma and neglect across four key domains: Sensory integration, self-regulation, relational and cognitive functioning
  • Guide the selection and sequence of developmentally sensitive therapeutic interventions, educational activities and enrichment experiences that match a child’s developmental age rather than chronological age
  • Develop therapeutic opportunities that recapture the normal sequence of development beginning with the lower parts of the brain (e.g. brainstem) first

Three Stages of NMT

Stage 1: Assessment Process

Comprehensive assessment of early developmental history mapping key experiences of adversity and relational health.

Stage 2: Building Brain Metric

Identify and assess current level of brain functioning across four primary domains: sensory integration, self-regulation, relational and cognitive.

Stage 3: Neurosequential Treatment Planning

Detailed everyday treatment plan mapping out sequence of therapeutic interventions and educational activities.
The most important thing that parents need to understand is the brain of their child will become exactly what the child has been exposed to …. It is a mirror of a child’s developmental experience. Bruce Perry
The most important thing that parents need to understand is the brain of their child will become exactly what the child has been exposed to …. It is a mirror of a child’s developmental experience. Bruce Perry
The most important thing that parents need to understand is the brain of their child will become exactly what the child has been exposed to …. It is a mirror of a child’s developmental experience. Bruce Perry
The most important thing that parents need to understand is the brain of their child will become exactly what the child has been exposed to …. It is a mirror of a child’s developmental experience. Bruce Perry
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The NMT assessment and treatment mapping process is purposefully designed to strengthen family relationships in ways that are resource-enhancing.  The therapeutic web we build around a child solidifies this.  In our experience NMT provides us with:

  • An evidence-based practice (EBP) that is both developmentally sensitive and trauma responsive
  • An assessment process that helps us select and sequence developmentally appropriate therapeutic and educational interventions to match the needs and strengths of children, young people and families
  • A tool that can be used with adults – the same principles of neurodevelopment that apply to children also apply to adults. This means we can create an NMT developmental history for adults (typically parents/carers/family) living with the child
  • A process that aims to build a current picture of specific areas of the brain that may be compromised by early adversity, trauma and neglect

Promoting Positive Therapeutic Outcomes

Our NMT assessment and therapeutic service is underpinned by the key principles of neurodevelopment.  There are six core neurorelational healing elements guiding successful therapeutic outcomes:  The 6 R’s:

  • Relational (safe)
  • Relevant (developmentally matched to each individual)
  • Repetitive (patterned)
  • Rewarding (pleasurable)
  • Rhythmic (resonant with neural patterns)
  • Respectful (of the child, family and culture)

For more information see our specialist assessment and therapeutic service for Looked After and Adopted Children.

nmt-assessment-green copy

The NMT assessment and treatment mapping process is purposefully designed to strengthen family relationships in ways that are resource-enhancing.  The therapeutic web we build around a child solidifies this.  In our experience NMT provides us with:

  • An evidence-based practice (EBP) that is both developmentally sensitive and trauma responsive
  • An assessment process that helps us select and sequence developmentally appropriate therapeutic and educational interventions to match the needs and strengths of children, young people and families
  • A tool that can be used with adults – the same principles of neurodevelopment that apply to children also apply to adults. This means we can create an NMT developmental history for adults (typically parents/carers/family) living with the child
  • A process that aims to build a current picture of specific areas of the brain that may be compromised by early adversity, trauma and neglect

Promoting Positive Therapeutic Outcomes

Our NMT assessment and therapeutic service is underpinned by the key principles of neurodevelopment.  There are six core neurorelational healing elements guiding successful therapeutic outcomes:  The 6 R’s:

  • Relational (safe)
  • Relevant (developmentally matched to each individual)
  • Repetitive (patterned)
  • Rewarding (pleasurable)
  • Rhythmic (resonant with neural patterns)
  • Respectful (of the child, family and culture)

For more information see our specialist assessment and therapeutic service for Looked After and Adopted Children.

nmt-assessment-green copy

The NMT assessment and treatment mapping process is purposefully designed to strengthen family relationships in ways that are resource-enhancing.  The therapeutic web we build around a child solidifies this.  In our experience NMT provides us with:

  • An evidence-based practice (EBP) that is both developmentally sensitive and trauma responsive
  • An assessment process that helps us select and sequence developmentally appropriate therapeutic and educational interventions to match the needs and strengths of children, young people and families
  • A tool that can be used with adults – the same principles of neurodevelopment that apply to children also apply to adults. This means we can create an NMT developmental history for adults (typically parents/carers/family) living with the child
  • A process that aims to build a current picture of specific areas of the brain that may be compromised by early adversity, trauma and neglect

Promoting Positive Therapeutic Outcomes

Our NMT assessment and therapeutic service is underpinned by the key principles of neurodevelopment.  There are six core neurorelational healing elements guiding successful therapeutic outcomes:  The 6 R’s:

  • Relational (safe)
  • Relevant (developmentally matched to each individual)
  • Repetitive (patterned)
  • Rewarding (pleasurable)
  • Rhythmic (resonant with neural patterns)
  • Respectful (of the child, family and culture)

For more information see our specialist assessment and therapeutic service for
Looked After and Adopted Children.

nmt-assessment-green copy

The NMT assessment and treatment mapping process is purposefully designed to strengthen family relationships in ways that are resource-enhancing.  The therapeutic web we build around a child solidifies this.  In our experience NMT provides us with:

  • An evidence-based practice (EBP) that is both developmentally sensitive and trauma responsive
  • An assessment process that helps us select and sequence developmentally appropriate therapeutic and educational interventions to match the needs and strengths of children, young people and families
  • A tool that can be used with adults – the same principles of neurodevelopment that apply to children also apply to adults. This means we can create an NMT developmental history for adults (typically parents/carers/family) living with the child
  • A process that aims to build a current picture of specific areas of the brain that may be compromised by early adversity, trauma and neglect

Promoting Positive Therapeutic Outcomes

Our NMT assessment and therapeutic service is underpinned by the key principles of neurodevelopment.  There are six core neurorelational healing elements guiding successful therapeutic outcomes:  The 6 R’s:

  • Relational (safe)
  • Relevant (developmentally matched to each individual)
  • Repetitive (patterned)
  • Rewarding (pleasurable)
  • Rhythmic (resonant with neural patterns)
  • Respectful (of the child, family and culture)

For more information see our specialist assessment and therapeutic service for
Looked After and Adopted Children.

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