2 Sessions: Assessment, Program Plan, Presentation and Activity Check:

Session 1: Assessment, Program Plan and Presentation (4 hrs charged)

1. Morning (10am to 12 noon): 2 hr assessment

2. Lunch Break (noon to 1:30pm): Pro-bono program planning with handwritten report of activities and resource recommendations.

3. Afternoon (1:30pm-3:30pm): Presentation of plan

Note: Assessment and Plan can be done on two different days if more convenient for the client.

Session 2: Activity Check (1-2hrs charged)

On a different day, about a week after the first session, the client will return to have the program checked. This is to make sure that the program is being done correctly and to make any adjustments. It is possible to do this by Skype if necessary. This session could be 1 to 2 hrs, depending on how fast we can go.

Note: Programs should be reviewed every 4-6 weeks to ensure progress continues.

Questions and Answers

  • How does one know if they need a neuro-behavioral program or a behavioral program?
    If one is unsure which type of program they need, then a comprehensive evaluation would take place which would assess which behavior was a “can’t” and which was a “won’t.” If you were sure that the behaviors you were seeing were sensory or neurological in nature, thenyou would request a neuro-behavioral evaluation.
  • What does a neuro-habilitative activity plan look like?
    Each plan is different, according to the neurological deficiencies that are being addressed. No two human beings are exactly alike; therefore, no two habilitative plans are exactly alike. For example, if the client is hypovestibular, then activities and massages will be designed to improve that system. Likewise, a certain type of face-tapping might be prescribed for an individual who has issues with emotional dysregulation. The activities and massages are short, and the entire plan takes about 20-30 minutes a day to complete.
  • We’re from Arkansas. How does a multi-day stay work? 
    Families stay in local hotels, camp grounds or with local friends and relatives for long enough to get an assessment, program plan with training and an activity check. This takes a 2-3 day stay. The assessment is during the morning with the presentation of program plan and training in the afternoon. The families return the next day or the next for an activity check before going home and return in about a month for a program review.
  • I have Medicaid and I am driving quite a distance to see you. Do you know of any organization to help me pay for gas and maybe lodging?
    Please contact Texas Medicaid Health and Human Services Commission at 877-633-8747 before your appointment. They may be able to help you with the cost for the medical transportation and perhaps even lodging.
  • How many days a week should this program be practiced?
    7 days a week is perfect. 5 days a week is great. Less than 3 days a week isn’t worth the effort.
  • How long does it take to do this every day?
    It takes the average person 20 to 30 minutes a day.
  • When should we see results?
    One should start seeing some results, on the average, in 6-9 weeks. Some clients experience results much sooner than that.
  • What does nutrition have to do with this program?
    The brain and the body must be fed properly in order to grow strong and be more efficient. Some brains and bodies may have heavy metal toxicity that needs to be eliminated. Some brains need targeted amino acid therapy to balance the neuro transmitters. This is why some clients may also be referred to functional medicine practitioners.
  • Is your neuro-behavioral program supposed to take the place of all other approaches and therapies?
    No. A neuro-behavioral program strengthens the lower neurological systems that the higher neurological systems depend on. A neuro-behavioral program can increase the effectiveness of many other therapies such as sensory processing therapy, Tomatis Training, Neuro-feedback, etc. In fact, sometimes a neuro-behavioral program is the prerequisite of many of these other therapies.
  • How do I need to prepare for each visit?
    Clients should eat a nutritious, higher protein breakfast the morning of the appointment and bring non-sugary snacks with them. It is important that the client be as psychotropic and class II stimulant free as possible during the evaluation itself so the practitioner can get a better idea of how well the brain is working without the influence of drugs. Please check with the client’s doctor if necessary to see which medications can be delayed. In some circumstances it is not possible to delay medications.
  • I’m afraid I might forget how to do these activities when I get home. Any way you can DVD the session?
    Your sessions will be recorded on a DVD for you.
  • We will accompany our child to the sessions so we can help him do the program plan at home. His behavior is unpredictable. What if he becomes violent in your office?
    In-Family Services cannot serve violent, unpredictable clients.