What is Neuroplasticity?
Neuroplasticity is the brains ability to rewire itself in response to learning or experience. The brain is not stagnant or fixed as once thought and therefore has enormous potential to create new pathways and behaviours. In rehabilitation, neuroplasticity principles can be used to reawaken ‘floppy’ muscles, restore use of a disused or injured limb, or to encourage communication.
What is Prompt Based Therapy?
Prompt Based Therapy (PBT) is an innovative technique designed by Jenna McBeath to facilitate physical rehabilitation in children without structural spinal injuries. It is a blend of Jenna’s unique training and extensive experience. PBT incorporates elements from Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), neuroplasticity, and rehabilitation.
Which conditions can be treated?
Jenna has applied PBT to children with cerebral palsy, global development delay, muscle hypotonia and autism. However, this is not an extensive list so please contact Jenna with your child’s individual symptoms and needs to see if PBT may be suitable.
How many hours of PBT will be needed each week?
This is dependent on the needs and severity of the child’s symptoms. For optimum efficacy, frequent therapy is recommended to begin with. Jenna’s aim however is to equip all parents with the resources to take over the program at home.
If you have exhausted all other avenues with your child and still have not received the results you desire, then PBT may be worth exploring for your child. PBT actively focuses on restoring functional movement and communication to those children with deficits in these areas. It also has a neuroplasticity focus. This is important as research suggests that 0-6years is a critical period for rewiring the neural pathways in the brain.
For more details of specific case, please see Jenna’s Success Stories.