KEY NEURODEVELOPMENTAL THERAPY

What is it?

 

A drug-free movement method which improves learning and behavioural problems by maturing the nervous system.

How does it work?

 

We are born with a set of primitive reflexes, which help the nervous system to develop. By the time a child reaches their first birthday, these reflexes should have all been inhibited. However, sometimes they get ‘stuck’ in place, never completing their work, locking the nervous system in an immature state. 

This immaturity makes school life very difficult, interfering with reading, writing, balance, coordination, sports and fine motor skills. The result is low confidence, frustration and a failure to match performance to ability. It can also cause behavioural problems such as anxiety, mood swings and frustration. ​

Key Neuromovement Therapy uses simple, precise exercises to inhibit the primitive reflexes, overcoming blockages, creating new neural pathways in the brain by maturing the nervous system. 

Once the internal stresses on the system are alleviated, the person becomes much more resilient to handle all that life throws at them.

Remote Assessment package

  • includes a 30 minute Zoom Neurodevelopmental Assessment; Analysis of a remotely delivered audiogram to check for any hearing anomalies; a written report and a 30 minute report reading via Zoom £160 +VAT

Remote Neurodevelopmental Programme Choices: 

  • At Home 'Fast track' programme - 20 personalised Zoom Coaching sessions over a four week period, ensuring great accuracy and good compliance from your child throughout the programme.

  • A 2-6 month at home programme, with parents overseeing daily exercises and six Practitioner reviews via Zoom to check for progress, correct postures and move onto the next set of exercises.

The testing procedures were originally developed and have been researched over the past 40 years by the INPP. However, The Key Clinic continues to evolve and adapt exercises, programme lengths and intensities so that they no longer follow INPP protocols, but follow our own best practice. Results are permanent and the benefits are cumulative, as the patient grows and fulfils his or her potential.

“These children are often smart and capable, but they cannot access that intelligence because something is literally ‘blocking their way'.”

 

 KEY AUDITORY

THERAPY

After many years of development, we are now able to provide this ground-breaking fully customised therapy to you remotely.

 

What is it?

Key Auditory Physiotherapy is a highly effective form of auditory integration training (AIT) which helps to resolve the hearing distortions behind many speech, language and learning problems.

What can it help with?

  • Speech and language delays and difficulties

  • Difficulties with reading and reading comprehension

  • Dyslexia

  • Hypersensitive hearing (often associated with autism)

  • Poor concentration

  • Bedwetting

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)

  • Sensory processing disorder (SPD)

  • Auditory processing disorder (APD)

  • Poor working memory

  • Poor spatial awareness

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

How does it work?

Regular audiograms simply measure hearing loss, but often miss underlying difficulties which can make reading, spelling, speech and language difficult:

 

  • Hypersensitive hearing can make it impossible to phase out background noises, making a person highly distractible. This can also lead to anxiety issues and social withdrawal.

  • Distortions mean not all sounds are being heard at the same volume. For such people, listening to language is a bit like listening on a mobile phone in an area of poor reception. 

  • Dyslateral hearing means some people tune into one ear for some sounds and the other ear for different sounds. This can have the result of flipping the order in which sounds are processed by the brain, resulting in speech and language problems or poor auditory processing.

  • During the current lockdown, we will send you instructions to be able to carry out an audiogram using your phone at home.

  • Key Auditory Therapy uses specially modulated music in order to ‘retrain’ the ears to hear in a more balanced way and resolve any anomalies.

  • The treatment period is 10 hours (two 30-minute sessions a day) and improvements in behaviour and the ability to process sound are often reported during, and immediately after, the course. Reported improvements can continue to develop for up to twelve months after the treatment.

  • Fully customised auditory files are downloaded to your private patient portal and will be made accessible to you at the required listening time.

 

 BIOMEDICAL TREATMENTS

What is it?

Very often, where there are behavioural or emotional difficulties, there are also underlying biomedical difficulties. Some 60-80% of the chemicals in our brains are manufactured in our guts, so if the gut is not functioning properly, nor will the brain.

 

Our work, however, goes far beyond simple nutrition.

 

It is particularly important for those diagnosed with ADHD, ASD, Depression or Anxiety to analyse their specific biochemistry. Frequently, the reason for erratic behaviours, low mood, rages and anxiety can be a genetically inherited or an epigenetically induced inability to process certain vitamins and minerals. Without the correct balance, the brain simply cannot function as intended.

 

This ground-breaking new approach, developed over the past 30 years in the US by Dr William Walsh and Dr Carl Pffeifer is a more enlightened approach to psychiatry - correcting the brain's balance from the body upwards, reducing any long term need for medication. 

What can it help with?

  • Hyperactivity

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders/Asperger’s

  • Aggression

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Mood swings

 

How does it work?

Some individuals are unable to absorb and process the nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed to build the chemical messengers in their brains. These imbalances directly influence behaviour, emotional reactions and overall functioning.

 

Walsh protocols identify the epigenetic influence specific vitamins and minerals have on neurotransmitter levels and prescribe natural supplements in order to normalise brain functioning, without recourse to drugs.

 

Our medically supervised  practitioners  are available for Zoom consultations and can post relevant sample test kits to your home.

"Thank you so much for the input into the three boys. They’ve all shown a marked improvement and life at home is easier and more productive too! Would definitely recommend the key clinic for children with developmental challenges. We’re very glad we did it."

—  BRUNO AND CHARLOTTE, 2017