NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ869926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
Perry, Bruce D.; Hambrick, Erin P.
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v17 n3 p38-43 Fall 2008
Over the last 20 years, the clinical teams at The ChildTrauma Academy have been adapting their clinical practice to be better informed by the core principles of neurodevelopment and neuroscience. The hope is that by better understanding how the brain changes they will better understand the effects of maltreatment on the child and, thereby, potential strategies for effective intervention. As teams have moved from a traditional medical model approach to severely traumatized and maltreated children to more developmentally sensitive, neurobiology-guided practices, the outcomes for clients have significantly improved. The current iteration of this approach is coined The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). This article features the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, a developmentally sensitive, neurobiologically informed approach to clinical work that maps the neurobiological development of maltreated children. The goal of this approach is to structure the assessment of the child, articulation of the primary problems, identification of key strengths, and application of interventions (educational, enrichment and therapeutic) in a way that will help family, educators, therapists, and related professionals best meet the needs of the child. (Contains 2 figures.)
Reclaiming Children and Youth. PO Box 57 104 N Main Street, Lennox, SD 57039. Tel: 605-647-2532; Fax: 605-647-5212; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A