Why Your Infant Needs to Crawl to Stand Tall: Developmental Movement for Neurological Reorganization


We interviewed Sargent Goodchild about developmental movement for neurological reorganization. You can watch the replay below.

What Is Developmental Movement?

Developmental movement entails the crawling, creeping and other foundational brain-based movements from infancy that help wire a baby’s body and brain together. Movement drives the growth of the brain and nervous system.

Children who lack these movements often have an underdeveloped, immature neuro-sensory-motor system. Without these movements, a child’s brain may have gaps in, or problems with, sensory processing, attention, focus, vision, speech, coordination, muscle tone, balance and more. They will also likely have had developmental delays.

Most children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and learning disabilities are more likely to be missing developmental movement.

    What Is Neurological Reorganization?

    Neurological reorganization is a movement-based therapy that targets foundational areas of the brain to organize and integrate functions not addressed by other interventions. Both children and adults can benefit from neurological reorganization.

    This type of therapy uses a prescribed set of repetitive movements to remap your child’s neural pathways. Just as traffic is rerouted around damaged sections of road, neurological reorganization strengthens existing neural pathways around damaged or underdeveloped parts of the brain. This allows your child’s brain to continue developing naturally – without surgery or pharmaceuticals – as it was intended to.

    This therapy can help fill the gaps and resolve challenges mentioned above in children and adults with:

    • Neurodevelopmental disorders
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Anxiety
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

    In This Webinar

    In this webinar, Sarge Goodchild helped us to answer the following questions:

    • Why are movements necessary for the development of a baby’s brain?
    • What is the optimal developmental timeline of a baby’s brain and body?
    • Is there a window of opportunity for implementing developmental movement? Can this be used for adults, too?
    • What are some red flags related to a baby’s development that could indicate a problem?
    • Are children who have developmental delays more like to have autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, learning disabilities or other health and developmental challenges?
    • What is developmental movement?
    • What is neurological reorganization?
    • How is neurological reorganization different from rhythmic movement and reflex integration therapies or does it also include these?

    Please note that you will be asked to provide your email address at the 30-minute mark to continue viewing the replay.

    About Sargent Goodchild

    Sargent began his life as a brain-injured child. At four years of age, Sargent was diagnosed with a seizure disorder. None of the professionals who met Sargent were capable of seeing his potential. Instead, they saw a severely epileptic child with a dismal future.

    The best medical advice his parents were given was to put him on anticonvulsant and muscle-relaxing medication. Yet, the seven medications that he was taking were not controlling the seizures, and he was too toxic for his parents to bear.

    Sargents’ parents chose another route due to their deep love and understanding as well as the glimmers of potential he expressed at home, but never in the doctor’s office.

    They wanted him to be well and were not limited by academic knowledge, rather positively motivated by parental love. They went outside the medical community and found hope for Sargent’s future. Their faith, hope and determination saved the life of their son, a life that would have otherwise been devastated by the prescription medications he was taking.

    Sargent’s life experiences speak of the success of this program: He graduated with honors from a respected university, was a highly ranked wrestler, cross-country runner and a professional mountain biker. He has bicycled across the United States and Canada and has done extensive offshore offshore sailing.

    He is happily married, a father, and both founder and executive director of Active Healing, Inc. His goal in life is to give every child, especially those who are developmentally challenged, the opportunity to reach their optimal physical and intellectual potential. You can found out more about him at this website ActiveHealing.org


    This webinar is not a substitute for medical advice, treatment, diagnosis, or consultation with a medical professional. It is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on to make determinations related to treatment of a medical condition. Epidemic Answers has not verified and does not guaranty the accuracy of the information provided in this webinar.

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