The Hummingbird Centre offers a variety of Educational and Developmental Assessments. Please note that Mental Health Care Plans cannot be used towards Assessments.
Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) Assessment
The Hummingbird Centre is able to provide comprehensive NMT assessments for children, adolescents and adults who have been exposed to abuse and neglect.
Developed by Dr Bruce Perry, Neuroscientist, Child Psychiatrist and Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, Texas USA, the world’s best practice Neurosequential Model (NMT) is a developmentally informed, biologically respectful approach to working with at-risk children which provides a way to organize the child’s history and interpret current functioning. “The NMT integrates several core principles of neurodevelopment and traumatology into a comprehensive approach to the child, family and their broader community. The NMT process helps match the nature and timing of specific therapeutic techniques to the developmental stage of the child, and to the brain region and neural networks that are likely mediating the neuropsychiatric problems.” www.childtrauma.org (see Perry, 2006; Perry and Hambrick, 2008; Perry, 2009).
NMT assessments are completed by certified clinicians and contain a complete developmental history and collated information from a wide range of sources. The NMT certified clinician will use this information to complete a NMT report, including a Functional Brain Map which provides a visual representation of a child’s strengths and needs. The NMT Assessment process helps identify domains of functioning that are either undeveloped or dysfunctional which in turn helps guide the selection and sequencing of developmentally sensitive and neurobiologically guided interventions. NMT assessments assist families and services by prescribing therapeutic interventions which can be implemented throughout the child’s day and across various settings.