A full Neuro-Developmental assessment will detect the presence of primitive reflexes and balance problems. Detailed tests assess Central Nervous System maturity. Both types of test aid The Kinesis Consultancy in the diagnosis of NDD or Neuro-Developmental Delay.
Standard neurological tests will reveal the continued presence of aberrant Primitive and Postural Reflexes.
Individual reflexes affect specific areas of functioning: one reflex can interfere with the control of the hand when writing; another can affect balance and control of eye movements so that the eyes ‘play tricks’ on the brain, making the letters appear to move on the page.
Walking or running can be hindered by an aberrant reflex being stimulated by movement of the head causing the automatic straightening of the limbs on that side, upsetting the centre of balance and insisting on homolateral movement. This causes instability in movement and can result in running into objects through inadequate control or falling over.
Walking on tip toes and sitting into the ‘W’ position indicates the possibility of uninhibited primitive reflexes being present.
A Child or Adult Questionnaire provides us with information to advise you if an Initial Assessment is recommended. There is a one hour assessment that is used to determine if the interventions available at The Kinesis Consultancy are going to be of benefit. Paul is able to complete an individual detailed diagnostic assessment of each person, to identify areas of immaturity or gaps within the development of the central nervous system. Following this, he will compile a personally designed programme to address any issues which may be detrimentally affecting your academic learning, physical and emotional ability, or elite performance.
The tests involve:- The Neuro-Developmental Diagnostic Assessment usually takes the form of a three hour assessment and provides a detailed analysis of current ability levels, helping to identify the starting point for the intervention (s).
The subject has to copy exactly 3 figure tests comprising of different shapes and patterns. Four important pieces of information may be detected in these tests: