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Delacato Method

The Delacato Method is a combined, multi-component intervention that uses physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and education.

The Delacato Method is based on the principle that the brain can be retrained to accept new experiences via the senses: hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling, and touching.

Please note: The Delacato Method is different to Doman Delacato Therapy (from which it originated) in that it places less emphasis on patterning movements and more emphasis on sensory integration. 

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