What is Padovan?
The neurofunctional reorganization is an overall method of neurosensory development by Beatriz Padovan (hence the name “Padovan Method”), Brazilian and speech therapist pedagogue with over 25 years of experience and research.
Padovan is based on the pedagogical work of Rudolf Steiner, concerning guidelines on the interdependence between walking, speaking and thinking; and research from the American neurologist and neurosurgeon Temple Fay on neurological reorganization.
The Padovan Method works with the evolutionary process that occurs or should occur in every human being (ontogenesis), which is the same as that of the species (phylogenesis), which is part of our genetic program.
Our senses (touch, balance, hearing, smell, sight…) are antennas used by the nervous system to communicate with the outside world. Depending on the status of these, and neurological pathways with which are connected, our response will be more or less adequate to the situation. In order to develop to our full potential, we need a good neurosensory function. An inadequate information processing can cause us difficulties in spatial orientation, organizing motor responses, speech and language, the development of thought; and therefore, on learning, the managing emotions, social relationships, our place in the family, etc.
The exercises of the Padovan Method
Therefore, the neurofunctional reorganization work leads us to find and open new neurological pathways and/or reorganize those that are poorly integrated or underdeveloped. The exercises repeat the phases of natural human development: from the most primitive movements, through walking , movements of the hands and eyes and developing speech.
On consequence, the continued repetition of all these exercises rebuilds and strengthens nerve connections throughout the process described, and improves the development of the person’s understanding and ability to express emotions and feelings appropriately. It also helps the individual, to develop of thoughts in a coherent manner.
These exercises are tailored to the developmental stage of each person, repeating them several times and avoiding muscle fatigue. The sessions last around 45 minutes and the recommended minimum is twice a week, although the frequency varies according the individual person’s state case.
As benefits, the Padovan method can help people who have difficulties of speech difficulties and/or difficulties in language or learning literacy, as well as other areas of disability. It can also help anyone who wants to improve other general aspects of their life such as: improving efficiency in sports, at work, in communication, at body level, motor, emotional, intellectual, organizational, etc. As well as helping people who have lost or reduced faculties after an accident or illness.
1st informative visit: 10€
1st visit-evaluation: 40€
Price session: 40€
Price per session twice a week: 35€