Recently we had a client ask, “Is it easier to help kids, or adults?” My answer, “It depends.”
It depends on what event derailed the movement and regulation continuum, and when in time the derailment happened.
Like the trains our children play with, a train on tracks is a useful metaphor to explain this derailment:
- Did it jump the tracks and needs help getting back on track?
- Did it end up on the wrong track blindly going on its way toward a different destination? or
- Is it stuck in a web of various tracks going multiple directions?