Functional Neurological Development & Patterning

Sensory Motor Development is often referred to as Patterning. 

Simply stated, physical and intellectual stimulation imprints patterns on the brain. These patterns determine the effectiveness of our motor & mental development. Just as we recognize mature artists by their repeated brush strokes and repeated colors, or composers by their repeated rhythms and harmonic patterns, each of us, as individuals, develops a personal pattern of behavior which establishes our unique identity. If these patterns are missing, then our personalities and behaviors appear random and disorganized. Most individuals who have experienced some form of brain injury appear to be acting randomly or without perceived organization. However, if observed closely and for a period of time, the trained eye can see the existing patterns and develop a treatment program that will alter the existing patterns and move them towards more "appropriate" behavioral patterns. Gene Lewis, among others, has developed these observational tools and patterning treatment skills.

In order to diagnose the problems related to neurological development, a functional neurological developmental evaluation is used. This evaluation provides information as to how well the central nervous system is functionally developed and determines to what extent the system is working or not working. This evaluation also reveals structural problems of the skeletal system that are related to the central nervous system. Since the nerves direct the muscles that guide the bones, movement of the skeletal muscles is evaluated and their movement pattern in relation to the central nervous system is noted. Six areas are tracked. Sensory modalities include: (1) Visual  skills (2) Auditory skills (3) Tactile  skills.  Motor modalities include:  (4) Patterns of physical movement (5) Vocalization skills (6) Manual skills with each hand.  For more direct information call him (404 874-6672 or e-mail him: Remember - HOPE LIES WITHIN THE BRAIN

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The sensory motor pathways develop in a different manner than do bones and muscles. Bones and muscles grow and develop with just the passage of time and proper nourishment. The brain and sensory motor pathways contain ample brain cells at the time of birth to carry the body through its entire lifetime; however, the central nervous system waits for specific movements to repeatedly occur before the pathways are developed. Thus, it is through the use (movement) of various parts of the body that the body develops the neuro-pathways which enable us to know where these parts of the body are and how to control them. We refer to this process of movement and use of function as stimulation. This is why neurological development is a process of function, not of time. 

Lack of neurological development may show up as poor reading, short attention span, excessive nervousness, poor memory, imbalanced walking and coordination, awkwardness, accident proneness and overall limited gross and fine motor coordination. Many people with neurologically based vision problems manifest a lack of neurological development. Once a person's nervous system has developed in a certain way it will usually stay the same through-out his/her entire lifetime unless retraining is used to correct the problem. The problem is usually never out-grown. Some individuals have moderate to severe birth complications which create an improper structure which limits the opportunity for sufficient neurological development. This remains a problem unless steps are taken to train the system properly.

Gene Lewis through long years of experience has treated thousands of individuals in Europe, the Near East, Scotland, South Africa, Venezuela and throughout the United States.

Initial preliminary telephone and in person consultations with Gene are complimentary. 

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