What is Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)?
Neuro-Developmental Treatment is a hands-on treatment approach used by physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists. The approach was developed to enhance the function of adults and children who have difficulties in controlling movement resulting from neurological challenges such as stroke and head injury. NDT Trained therapists have completed advanced training in NDT to enable them to assess and treat the neuro-motor problems experienced by these individuals, helping them to become as functional and independent as possible. The NDT-trained therapist works collaboratively with the individual, his or her family and caregivers, physicians, and other members of the rehab team to develop and implement a comprehensive treatment program for each person based on scientific principles and current research. Training in the NDT approach is provided by NDTA certified Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathologist Instructors. Each NDTA Approved Course is directed and managed by an NDTA Certified Coordinator Instructor.