Alexandra Lily - Developmental Movement Consultant

Alexandra Lily is a Developmental Movement Consultant who is one of only two consultants in Canada, and currently works out of the Durham Region of Ontario. She specializes in assisting babies, children and adults to overcome issues such as developmental delays and disorders, to mood and anxiety disorders, and learning difficulties and injuries.

With a background in emergency medical services, Alexandra is a compassionate and calm person who is passionate about helping people live optimal lives.

She diligently searched for answer for her own son, Cameron, who has specials needs, and discovered the NeuroDevelopmental Movement Program. Cameron experienced life-changing growth through this program, causing Alexandra to train in and eventually start NeuroBeginnings in order to help others experience that same transformation.

My Story

I was devastated when my son was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of three.

His development plateaued at four, and I was told he would never reach beyond a nine-year-old brain level.

Later, at the age of seven, he was diagnosed with  a moderate intellectual disability and underwent brain surgery for intractable epilepsy.

As he got older, he started to fall behind his peers. I became his advocate, and as I was searching for answers, I discovered the NeuroDevelopmental Movement Program (formerly known as Neurological Reorganization). Everything changed for him after discovering this amazing program.

My son’s life began to make sense, and I soon realized that I had to stop addressing his symptoms and start looking at the injury to his brain.

I learned the root causes of his issues. I learned that behaviours are symptoms of an injury in the lower levels of the brain. Most importantly, I learned that there was something I could do about it.

He was much more than a label; he had a promising future, and I was able to re-write his story.

Some of Cameron’s improvements are listed below.

Before a NeuroDevelopmental Movement Program he:

  • Was uncoordinated
  • Had a lack of balance
  • Couldn’t ride a bike (two-wheeler or tricycle)
  • Was unable to read
  • Failed to recognize letters/numerals/sounds
  • Had difficulty with eye contact
  • Couldn’t read
  • Could only write his name
  • Had mood swings
  • Tired easily
  • Meltdowns
  • Could barely write is his name
  • Was socially awkward
  • Ran slowly
  • Had a hard time catching a small ball

Over a year after starting a NeuroDevelopmental Movement Program:

  • Reads
  • Recognizes letters, sounds and sight words
  • Learns more consistently
  • Crosses monkey bars
  • Rides a  two-wheeler
  • Plays basketball
  • Prints better
  • Makes better eye contact
  • Socializes and mimic peers
  • Attention is more focused
  • Fewer mood swings
  • Meltdowns non-existent
  • Knows numerals from 1-20
  • Improved fine and gross motor skills

I know from my own experience about the daily struggles invloved in having a child who has special needs. It can put a toll on a family’s life and can, at times, feel very lonely.

I am here to encourage and tell parents that you, in your strength, love, drive and determination, are the best advocate for your child.  No one knows your child’s story better than you, and I am here to listen.

What is Neuroplasticity?

The brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or changes in their environment.

I saw the benefits firsthand. I want to help you or a loved one live a better life. Get in touch today!