The neurorehabilitation treatment applied at APALCE, is an individual and custom tailored therapy adapted to each case and directed to neurological function.
This treatment is based on a psychomotor, cognitive and neurosensory stimulation. It begins at the level of development that has not been achieved by promoting the reorganization of the nervous system. As the patient reaches a higher neurological efficiency, his functional ability also improves, until the development of the full potential of the patient’s abilities.
The treatment protocol of the APALCE Foundation consists of an approximately four hours visit, which include a neurological and optometric evaluation, the design of the neurorehabilitation program, a practical session of the treatment and the psychological visit to offer support to the family.
By the end of the visit, the family has been counselled and provided with a programme of exercises to be performed with the patient for a period of 4 months, always with the support from APALCE and a continuous monitoring (via telephone, mail or in person) of the patient and its family.
The treatment has to be done daily, with sessions between 20 and 45 min. depending on each case. It is usually performed at the patient’s home and carried out by the relatives or by an external support.
After this 4 months period, the patient comes back for check-ups, and the programme will be modified according the patient´s evolution.
In case of infants, children and young people, parents have chosen this type of therapy to stimulate their child’s development within the family environment, making the most of their chances. In addition, the active role of parents in the treatment of their children is a stimulus for all. With our method, parents or family members are involved in the treatment and they become stronger psychologically.
To whom it is addressed
APALCE Treatment is aimed at people (children, youth and adults) with neurological disorders, from the simplest to the most complex, such as:
*Traditionally in Europe, the word “neurological” has been associated to severe motor disorders and specific syndromes but and not with learning problems and/or school performance, which are considered unsolvable problems directly related to the IQ.
APALCE, based on the American experience that understands learning problems from a neurological point of view, started as a pioneer experience in the 70’s, in its approach of learning disabilities cases through neurorehabilitation programs. Our Foundation has been able, with this method, to help hundreds of students to improve their academic performance, capabilities and as a consequence, their own satisfaction, behaviour and self-esteem.
Nowadays, the neurological approach to learning problems has arrived in Europe and is one of the most prominent topics in recent neuropediatric congresses. Thanks to advances in neuroscience, it has been shown that the performance and learning ability of a person does not depend as much on the intelligence level but on the neurological organization and the nervous system development. If it is optimally organized, the person can achieve and develop their full potential, but with an improperly organized or immature system, the person will always perform below its real capabilities.