Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) is an advanced therapeutic approach practiced by experienced occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists.
This hands-on approach is used in working with people who have central nervous system insults that create difficulties in controlling movement. Therapists using NDT have completed advanced training in NDT and work closely with individuals with neurological challenges (e.g., cerebral palsy, stroke, head injury), helping them to become as independent as possible. NDT-trained therapists work collaboratively with individuals, family, caregivers, and physicians to develop comprehensive treatment programs based on the principles of human neurology and physiology. Individuals who have minimal to severe motor difficulties can benefit from the NDT approach.