Doman-Delacato Intervention Techniques
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A properly conducted intervention consistent with the Glenn Doman-Carl Delacato ideas would be carried out as follows: Diagnosis of level of neurological disorganisation using Developmental Profile and all exercises prescribed at any one time to correspond with only one level of neurological organisation. Central to the rationale underlying the Doman-Delacato techniques is that they are treating the 'central problems' rather than the 'peripheral symptoms' of a child's disorder. Delacato describes children as 'lacking in neurological organisation at the level of the spinal cord and medulla' and prescribes the imposition of movement on the child's body by other persons. Combined auditory, visual and manual treatment much talking and some reading aloud by an adult are helpful to children. The overall evaluation of success of the therapy at the level of the mid-brain is the complete mastery of bilateral activity. The trampoline can be helpful for those children who are poorly organized at the level of the mid-brain and early cortex only.