“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
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Hope And A Future believes every child, adolescent, and adult has the right to live a life without struggles and limitations. We believe that labels do not and should not define an individual. Regardless if a child was born with a chromosome disorder, been diagnosed with autism, or has suffered a brain injury, they can far exceed any low expectations set for them and reach their full God-given potential. However, it doesn’t just happen on its own. The Neurodevelopmental Approach provides the tools needed to help children and adults overcome their labels and reach places that appeared out of reach. We look to provide guidance and resources to help each individual attain their goals. The Neurodevelopment Approach is a proactive approach. It doesn't settle for coping, compensating, or relying on synthetic drugs to mask the problems. It goes straight to the root of the problem and changes the function of that individual.
Why The ND Approach?
Many traditional therapies take a symptomatic approach to development. Rather than looking for the root cause of developmental or physical delays, they look to cope, compensate, and hide the inefficiencies present. The Neurodevelopmental Approach realizes symptoms are nothing more than a reflection of neurological disorganization. It recognizes when you provide the brain with specific input for a set frequency, intensity, and duration, you can change how the brain organizes, processes, and stores information. Learning issues will dissipate without spending countless hours studying the same material. Hyperactivity will decrease without the need of medication. Low expectations for children with genetic disorders or brain injuries are far exceeded.
All this and more can be done without the use of coping and compensating tools. All this can be done without the need of expensive and dangerous drugs. By taking a proactive approach to development and
by providing the opportunities for the central nervous system to mature, it is amazing what you find is possible.
Please visit out non-profit organization, Steps of Hope, to find out how you can help change the lives of countless individuals in need.
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