The ESMT scale is comprised of 10 stages of motor development, each encompassing 20 motor skills. When a child begins the program, they are assessed on their current motor function and placed on a corresponding stage. As their motor skills develop, they are introduced to more complex skills and make their way into the higher stages. Assessments are completed semi-annually and used in a prescriptive manner to ensure that each child is still adequately challenged and working within their zone of proximal development.
The Empowering Steps Movement Therapy (ESMT) program is a child centered holistic motor intervention program that focuses on function rather than diagnosis, treating all children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. The ESMT process focuses on three main components: • Motor Development • Emotional State • Attachment The motor activities act as a medium allowing the therapist to focus on affecting a change to the child’s emotional state and ability to develop attachment.
This is the first released documentation of the newly created Empowering Steps Movement Therapy report from 2008.
The first scientific report on our Empowering Steps Movement Therapy program. To read the report click the link below.