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Meet Our NMT Trained Provider!

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Lauren Thompson LCSW 
Director of Client Relations 
Chicago & Oak Park Offices

What even is an NMT Assessment?

WHAT IS THE NMT?
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics© (NMT) is a developmentally sensitive, neurobiology-informed approach to clinical problem solving. NMT is not a specific therapeutic technique or intervention. It is an approach that integrates core principles of neurodevelopment and traumatology to inform work with children, families and the communities in which they live.


WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION FOR THE NMT?
Because of the sequential nature of development, children who face adversity at different ages and in different contexts present differently, and have range of developmental and behavioral impacts. To help address this challenge, the NMT draws on research from multiple disciplines (e.g., the neurosciences, anthropology, developmental psychology, public health) to create a practical way for a clinical team to quantify elements of the client’s developmental history and current functioning, and practice in an evidence-based, developmentally sensitive, and trauma-informed manner.

HOW DOES THE NMT WORK?
The Neurosequential Approach has three key components:

Training & Capacity Building, History, Assessment & Completion of a NMT Metric, and Individualized Recommendations in the NMT Metric Report. The recommendations from a NMT Metric include guidelines for the selection and sequencing of therapeutic,
educational and enrichment activities that match the needs and strengths of the child.


WHY IS THE CHILD’S HISTORY SO IMPORTANT?
The NMT Assessment process examines both past and current experience and functioning. A review of the history of adverse experiences and relational health helps create an estimate of the timing and severity of
developmental risk that may have influenced brain development, along with the timing and severity of risk and resilience factors in order to generate an overall developmental risk estimate.

For more information about NMT visit

https://www.neurosequential.com/nmt

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