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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

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Do-it-yourself primitive reflex integration

You have undoubtedly found this blog post because you have an interest in retained primitive reflexes. Welcome! Have you been thinking about doing it yourself? Either with YouTube videos, or even by purchasing an online course? Or perhaps you have been trying a do-it-yourself approach, using books, videos and online off-the-shelf DIY training... In which… Continue reading Do-it-yourself primitive reflex integration

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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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Side effects of the Safe and Sound Protocol

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 Side effects of the Safe and Sound Protocol

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ELSA – not for neurodivergents

I had never heard of ELSA, other than of Frozen fame, until recently. For those who don't know this acronym, ELSA in a UK state primary school contact stands for "Emotional Literacy Support Assistant", and is a programme developed by an educational psychologist, designed to be delivered by teaching assistants, to offer emotional, mental health… Continue reading ELSA – not for neurodivergents

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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?

ATNR:Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, Spinal Galant Reflex, SSP: Safe and Sound Protocol

The Spine, Fear and APD / ADHD

Recently, in an online forum on auditory processing disorder, someone asked an interesting question about whether there is a link between shoulder dystocia and auditory processing disorder and/or ADHD. There followed some interesting (although not unsurprising comments). The majority said no, because their children had been delivered by C-section. There were many instrumental deliveries due… Continue reading The Spine, Fear and APD / ADHD