Q. Is there any difference in the basic Method when working with a “normal” child to that with working when a child who is intellectually, physically or emotionally impaired?
A. What actually constitutes a “normal” child as all children experience conflict and all children have the potential for improvement and creating empowering change.
The difference between what is considered normal or abnormal behaviour is a matter of perception and belief, and is also socially and culturally determined.
“Normal” reflects what the majority consider to be acceptable behaviour or standards. These can change, such as the acceptance of smoking, which used to be widely accepted and practised, and is now banned from public places.
The Goulding Method needs a minimum number of 3 months) to achieve complete acceptance of the basic foundation suggestions for a so–called “normal” child, although sometimes parents achieve or notice results earlier.
However when working with a physically or intellectually impaired child, achieving those some results may take longer for positive feedback to be recognised that the suggestions are being accepted.
The mind profile assessment or feedback may indicate or express a change of behaviour, identifying acceptance of suggestions given.
Parents are encouraged to continue being attuned to their child as those changes may initially be very subtle and can manifest in a number of ways.