What if it were possible that by replicating infants’ development patterns as they learn how to process the sensory world around them, that gaps in functioning might be eased for children diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorder and other afflictions?
An information session on Neurological Reorganization, hosted by the nonprofit Integrative Touch for Kids, is designed to introduce parents to this movement-based, drug-free concept.
The free, two-hour lecture begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at The Core at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive.
“This field is really growing quite a bit, so this is an opportunity for parents to learn more about it, to get answers to any questions they may have, and to see if it might work for their family,” said Shay Beider, executive director of Integrative Touch for Kids.
Those who pursue the option will go through an initial evaluation and receive a home-based program designed to stimulate brain function through movement reflex and sensory experience.
Beider said the response from families convinced them to fly Nina Jonio, of Neurodevelopment Solutions in Seattle, Washington, into Tucson for the special training. Improvement and speed can vary widely among children.
“We’re excited to add this program to The Core’s slate of presentations,” said Tim Bentley, retail wellness outreach manager of The Core. “Helping parents make healthy decisions for their families is a priority for us.”
To register for the lecture or to see the calendar of fitness classes, health lectures and wellness events at The Core, please visit www.thecoretmc.com or call 520-324-2673.