Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)

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Hull Services: Canada’s Only Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) Flagship Site

Following more than two years of intensive certification and thousands of personnel hours dedicated to master the core concepts and implement the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) in our clinical setting, Hull Services was invited to become a Flagship Site for the ChildTrauma Academy (CTA) in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. Now Hull Services is ready to offer your organization training in this leading edge approach.

Based in Houston, Texas, CTA has created a network of partner organizations across the world certified in the use of the NMT as recognition of an ongoing relationship with the CTA and the continuing demonstration of the intention to engage in extensive internal and external NMT related training, supervision, consultation and community engagement activities.

For more information, contact Dr. Emily Wang:


What is NMT?

The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) is a developmentally sensitive, neurobiology-informed approach to clinical problem solving. NMT is not a specific therapeutic technique or intervention. It is an approach that integrates core principles of neurodevelopment and traumatology to inform work with children, families and the communities in which they live. The Neurosequential Approach has three key components – training/capacity building, assessment and then, the specific recommendations for the selection and sequencing of therapeutic, educational and enrichment activities that match the needs and strengths of the individual.


Brain Booster Cards

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Brain Booster Activity Cards are now available.

The Brain Booster activity cards outline a set of enrichment activities that are intended to provide targeted positive activation of key systems in the brain. The four broad categories of activity are matched to the four functional domains used by the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.

These activities, used in the context of supportive, predictable, relationally enriched environments, help support the development of the child. Depending upon the current developmental stage and state of the child, the parent, educator, or therapist can select and sequence the kind of activities that best meet the needs of the child in that moment. The cards have been developed over several years of work at Hull Services. 

For more information, please contact nmt@hullservices.ca

Brain Booster Testimonials

"I love the Brain Booster Deck! I have used it with colleagues, children and families to develop new tools and routines for regulation that fit with the client's preferences. The card-deck format makes them so easy to shuffle and turn into matching and turn-taking games with children. The clear labels and explanations make the rationale for each activity accessible to caregivers. They have a permanent place in my therapy ‘toolbox’!"

~ Julia Bantimba, Occupational Therapist Napa Infant Parent Mental Health Faculty, Berkeley, CA

"The Neurodeck Brain Boosters are a fantastic ‘at your fingertip’ resource to quickly find fun and creative activities and interventions that can help children and families calm down and manage their big feelings in the moment. I’ve had my set almost a year and they get used every day."

~ Michelle Taylor, Director & Clinical Psychologist, Blossomtree Psychology, Creswick Foundation Fellow

Please see the attachment for more information about how to order the Brain Booster Cards.