Mount Saint Vincent is a leader in the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), a developmentally sensitive approach to child trauma treatment.
The NMT approach was developed by internationally recognized child trauma expert Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., who is the founder of The ChildTrauma Academy. NMT is a relational-based model that builds upon a child’s strengths.
When a child suffers from mental illness, abuse, or neglect, his or her brain organizes in a disorganized fashion. The unique NMT approach helps us discover exactly where the child is developmentally, so appropriate interventions can be taken to address the child’s needs.
Following Perry’s model, our clinicians conduct thorough assessments that measure development in 32 separate areas of the brain.
This comprehensive assessment takes other pertinent evidence into account. This may include developmental history, a review of prior evaluations and reports, and interviews with the child as well as individuals with significant impact on the child’s life.
Using this data, a functional brain map is created, detailing the developmental levels and current functioning in the 32 areas. Our clinicians can then recommend practical, day-to-day activities you can do at home to support any clinical therapies your child may be receiving.
Click here to download a brochure with additional information about our trauma assessments. To see if a child in your care would benefit from an NMT assessment and receive an individualized treatment plan, call our intake department at 303-458-7220, ext. 266.