There is controversy over whether NDDs may be revealed in some or all milestones of early childhood movements including lying, righting, sitting, crawling and walking. While research cannot confirm whether or not NDDs can be reliably detected during this early period, it is incontrovertible that early intervention yields significant positive results.
Neurocognitive Behavioral Rehabilitation is broadly defined as a systematic intervention designed to compensate for or ameliorate the impact of neurological disorders that occur in children such as Autism, developmental problems, learning disabilities, ADD and ADHD, and congenital or hereditary syndromes such as Tourette, Tuberous-Sclerosis, movement disorders and neurogenic problems. It utilizes a combination of treatment strategies to improve a patient's ability to process information. These strategies address language, motor, cognitive and psychological impairments. Specific rehabilitation strategies will depend on and may be unique to a patient's condition. The research and the growth of this field will likely change the landscape of global care in particular, rehabilitation.
The sustainability of gains achieved through neuroplastic techniques in a cognitive-behavioral approach, involving ASMT, depends on the individuals age and stage of development. During periods of elasticity, or absent interventions, the neurocognitive system is likely to return to a lesser level of function.
ASMT is a proprietary treatment developed by Dr. Linden to provide/facilitate developing new neuro pathways to assist improvements in neurological functioning so children do not develop autism. ASMT interrupts a habituated response and introduces a new more functional one. Research in the neurosciences has demonstrated that individualized ASMT immediately effects cognitive functioning and emotional adjustment in individuals with auditory and non-auditory function impairments (movement, language, cognition) due to injury or disease of the human nervous system: TBI, Stroke and Autism. The elasticity of the brain can then change and/or modify its cellular to organic state.
Neuroplasticity (from neural- pertaining to the nerves and/or brain and plastic- moldable or changeable in structure) refers to alterations in neural pathways and synapses which are due to changes in behavior, environment and neural processes, as well as changes resulting from bodily injury. Neuroplasticity has replaced the formerly-held position that the brain is a physiological static organ, and explores how, and in which ways, the brain changed throughout life. Neuroplasticity occurs on a variety of levels, ranging from cellular changes due to learning, to large-scale changes involved in cortical remapping in response to injury. Neuroscientific research indicates that experience can actually change both the brains physical structure (anatomy) and functional organization (physiology).
Neurorehabilitation relies on neuroplasticity through the strategies of ASMT which can infuse rapid microstructure changes in neurocognitive pathways. ASMT can serve as a metrical framework for chunking information. ASMT changes the way our brain communicates and functions. Patients may recover faster with greater results. Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder, PTSD, TBI and Stroke uses ASMT to rehabilitate attention deficits and memory.