A Plan to Increase Access to Sensorimotor and Somatic Interventions for Trauma

Strides in understanding how trauma impacts brain development have created a new lens with which to conceptualize treatment for children who have experienced trauma and/or neglect. Most importantly, the understanding that early and prolonged adversity can impact core developmental areas such as sensorimotor integration and regulation. This leaves a child without key mechanisms in place with which to navigate the world. By the time they reach school age, the gaps in ability to detect, organize, and give meaning to sensory input, process it appropriately, understand social context, and be attuned to content are compromised.
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