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Neuropsychology Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology teaches us, that learning and behaviour, concentration and unique talents are from neurological origin.
It studies the way our brain and body processes information from our environment, how these patterns of information form neurological networks and are otherwise processed in our nervous system. Sensory information from the environment may consist of hearing, seeing, smelling, touch, movement and rhythm.

It also studies attention and concentration and emotional development. This pertains to the conscious measurable information.

Intelligence and related neuropsychological testing give us insights in these processes. It will also give a profile of strengths and challenges.

From recent literature it is known, that many different forms of intelligence exists, which are all working together. The verbal, performance, emotional, social, natural, musical, body and spiritual intelligence are known the best.

All these intelligences are present in  all of us, some stronger than others, becoming our unique patterns, helping us deal with all our environmental demands. When we need to stretch our limits to cope, more embedded intelligences may surface.

Present intelligence testing at school usually consists of verbal and performance testing often in relation to attention.

Current education, unfortunately, places too much attention onto the verbal way of information processing, leaving children with different modes of information processing, behind. These children are often seen in the practice.

Studying and applying these concepts over the past 16 years has profoundly effected my way of guiding children. The reason is, that when unique information processing patterns, are present, infinite possibilities for change exist.

Treatment may be then effective in changing an inefficient information processing pattern, into  more effective patterns. A more effective pattern in learning, behaviour, development of skills and emotions may be created,  resulting in an ability to do math or have legible handwriting.

Children and parents are made conscious and aware, and learn to apply these newly discovered possibilities creatively, in all different areas of the development of their child.

This may also be socially, such as making friends, being more helpful and attentive or being more assertive. In the area of behaviour insights are given into your own behaviour, the behaviour of others and the reciprocity of this.
We also talk about the above, use movement and play, draw and dramatize about it.

When high sensitivity or sensitivity is present, learning how to deal with this and resulting emotional consequences, forms the base
from which the treatment originates.

Neuropsychology is combined with mindfulness. The relaxed presence in the here and now, makes it possible, to also tap into the unconscious information processing of the body.

My experience now is, that changes in behaviour and development of learning skills, go faster and with heaps more fun!