What is NDTA?
The Neuro-Development Treatment Association (NDTA) is a not-for-profit association representing therapists, consumers, and other professionals dedicated to the use and advancement of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) approach to multi-disciplinary treatment of neuromuscular dysfunction.
Our goal is the establishment & recognition of the Contemporary Practice of NDT intervention within the NDT Practice Model through research—as evidence-based practice—for the benefit of the NDTA membership: clinicians & families.
To engage and support a global interdisciplinary community dedicated to improving function and participation of persons with neurological disabilities through Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) education and research.
Persons with neurological disabilities achieve meaningful participation in life.
NDT Practice Model
Stamer M. Neuro-Developmental Treatment Practice Model. In: Bierman JC, Franjoine MR, Hazzard CM, Howle JM, Stamer, M, eds. Neuro-Developmental Treatment: A Guide to NDT Clinical Practice. Stuttgart, Germany: Thieme Medical Publishers; 2016:56-68.
Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
NDT is a holistic and interdisciplinary clinical practice model informed by current and evolving research that emphasizes individualized therapeutic handling based on moment analysis for habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with neurological pathophysiology. The therapist uses the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model in a problem-solving approach to assess activity and participation, thereby to identify and prioritize relevant integrities and impairments as a basis for establishing achievable outcomes with clients and caregivers. An in-depth knowledge of the human movement system, including the understanding of typical and atypical development, and expertise in analyzing postural control, movement, activity, and participation through the lifespan, form the basis for examination, evaluation, and intervention. Therapeutic handling, used during evaluation, and intervention, consists of a dynamic reciprocal interaction between the client and therapist for activating optimal sensorimotor processing, task performance, and skill acquisition to enable participation in meaningful activities.
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