The Neuro-psychomotricity clinic at Centro Medico Santagostino cares for the health needs children with developmental disabilities. Practitioners of neuro-psychomotricity are health care professionals with a degree in developmental neuro and psychomotor therapy, and work within a team of pediatric psychiatry professionals. Their task is to identify, develop and adapt prevention, treatment and rehabilitation programs to help patients overcome disabilities.
Neuro-psychomotricity practitioners are specialized in specific disorders and difficulties related to development (0-18 years) such as neuropsycomotor delays, mental retardation, or disorders related to perception, neurocognition, neurosensorial factors, symbolization or interaction. Other disorders that can be treated by a neuro-psychomotricity practitioner are, for example, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, autism, specific learning disabilities, behavioral problems (oppositional, aggressive, inhibition) and dyspraxia.
Sessions with a neuro-psychomotricity practitioner can take place either individually or within a psychomotor group. If the protagonist of the therapeutic process is the child, the specialist may involve the family and possibly the school in the therapy, sharing with them the objectives of the work and the advice on how to achieve those objectives, in order to facilitate the child's integration with the external environment.