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A Polyvagal Approach to Primitive Reflex Integration

In the years I've been working with neuroplasticity, I've lost count of the number of parents who want to know the % their child's reflexes are retained, as well as EXACTLY which reflexes are retained. It is really important to know that we are not JUST looking at an exact percentage! We're looking at the… Continue reading A Polyvagal Approach to Primitive Reflex Integration

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Which first: Primitive reflex integration or the Safe and Sound Protocol?

I am often approached by parents seeking out primitive reflex integration as a result of seeing the film "Attention, Please!" Some people will go on to have a good look at my website, and might see my hierarchy of neurodevelopment, which is the way Move2Connect works: In simple terms, the Safe and Sound Protocol addresses… Continue reading Which first: Primitive reflex integration or the Safe and Sound Protocol?

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Severe neonatal jaundice and “autism”

At least twice a week, I see or speak to parents of clients who have a neurodevelopmental diagnosis, such as Autism, ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder or Dyspraxia, but who were given phototherapy to treat severe jaundice as a newborn. When I hear that jaundice may have played a role in their journey… Continue reading Severe neonatal jaundice and “autism”

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Somatic Self-care Cafe for Parents/Carers

So many people I know - and obviously tens of thousands I don't know - struggle thanks to the broken SEND system in which corrupt or inept SENCos are complicit, and local authorities fail children in order to save budget. As someone who is through to the other side of the parent tightrope, and who… Continue reading Somatic Self-care Cafe for Parents/Carers

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Safe and Sound Protocol – Side Effects

Why does SSP sometimes cause such extreme "adverse reactions"? Why is it so transformational for other people? Emma Ashfield of Move2Connect and Carol Ann Rowland of Halton Therapy & Neurofeedback in Georgetown, Ontario explains... This post contains vital information for remote clients of the Safe and Sound Protocol as well as for those researching the… Continue reading Safe and Sound Protocol – Side Effects

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SSP: Safe and Sound Protocol

The Safe and Sound Protocol – remote therapy in your own home

In response to desperate pleas by SSP providers around the globe, Unyte pushed through the release of the Safe and Sound Protocol in digital format in May 2020, in order to address concerns about providing the physical product due to the pandemic. The SSP Digital offers much better control, and requires enhanced training and controls… Continue reading The Safe and Sound Protocol – remote therapy in your own home

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Experiences with the Safe and Sound Protocol

Why does SSP sometimes cause such extreme "adverse reactions"? Why is it so transformational for other people? Emma Ashfield, Neuro-developmental therapist specialising in children and founder of Move2Connect explains... This post contains vital information for remote clients of the Safe and Sound Protocol as well as for those researching the programme. If you are looking… Continue reading Experiences with the Safe and Sound Protocol

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Specific Learning Difficulties and Neuroplasticity

I have been working with a child who has all the dys- specific learning difficulties: dyslexia, dyscalculia (the maths equivalent of dyslexia), dysgraphia (extreme handwriting challenges) and dyspraxia (a lack of spatial/temporal awareness/personal organisation), as well as ADHD, both with and without hyperactivity. Through movement and work with his Fear Paralysis and Moro reflexes, I've… Continue reading Specific Learning Difficulties and Neuroplasticity