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Jeremy Krauss Approach FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE JEREMY KRAUSS APPROACH


What is special about how we work in JKA?

  • JKA is a holistic approach which looks at each child as a whole unique person with abilities and potential to learn.
  • JKA aims to have good and permanent collaboration with the parents, including encouraging them to be present during the sessions.
  • Parents are encouraged to freely ask questions – This helps the JKA therapist explain what they are doing so the parents better understand and can learn more about how to support their child’s development and learning.
  • There are no special problems of a child’s state or condition which are unacceptable for a JKA therapist during a session: wanting to keep close a favourite toy, saliva issues, diaper issues, being held by parents, listening to music, etc.
  • There are no restrictions (in general) in attending other therapies during JKA. This depends on each child’s condition and progress. Sometimes it is even encouraged to do other therapies in conjunction with JKA to improve the child’s learning and development.
  • If the child cannot learn the way we teach, we change the way we teach so that the child can learn.

What special needs children benefit from JKA?

Children with cerebral palsy, genetics spectrum disorders, brain injury, stroke, global developmental delays, Down Syndrome and children with undiagnosed conditions.

What range of symptoms do we work with in JKA?

The symptomatology we work with includes motor spasticity, hypotonicity, sensory disorders, co-ordination difficulties, problems with fine or gross motor skills, problems with sensory and neuro motor skills.

From what age can you start with JKA?

There are no restrictions of age and it is advisable to begin as early as possible.

Are there side effects from a JKA session?

The approach is gentle and non invasive. The vast majority of children have very pleasurable and positive experiences from JKA.

How soon can results be expected and seen?

Once an assessment is made positive results are usually seen from the very first sessions.

How often and how many sessions should be taken?

To begin JKA a concentrated period of 5-8 days with 1-2 sessions per day is recommended. Once the rate of progress is assessed a program for
continuation will be recommended and discussed.

Are parents allowed to be with their ch ild during the JKA sessions?

Parents are supported and encouraged to remain in the room and near their child during JKA sessions. This gives the child more confidence
and support and emotionally calms the child.

What to do with your child after a series of sessions is over?

Very often parents are given suggestions and shown what they can do with their child on their own in daily life in between sessions. lt is many times recommended that a parent participates in a JKA training program to get a better understanding of normal early development and how to apply
these ideas to their own child.