Related Therapies

In addressing the support needs of people who use FCT, there are a number of related therapies that are helpful. Having a team that can problem solve motor planning issues is essential. It is also beneficial to branch out to sources beyond the traditional methods of sensory therapy. Here are three I have turned to in my work with communication problems.

Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) uses rhythm to organize cognitive processes, language and motor movement. With rhythm, people can be more intentional and independent. Rhythm opens the doors for new paths of communication.

The Feldenkrais Method® develops movement organization and fluidity through lessons of awareness and functional integration. By facilitating the use of the whole body, it builds ease of movement and independence.

Masgutova Method of Neuro-sensory-motor Reflex Integration (MNRI®) uses specifically designed exercises to restore and integrate primary movements and reflexes into the overall sensory-motor plan.

These therapies enhance and develop body organization, strengthen the brain-body connection and improve areas of sensory processing and emotional regulation. In essence, they serve to support the underlying tools for good and effective communication.