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Natoya Rose,



Natoya is a New Zealand registered occupational therapist, who has been a practicing for nearly 30 years. She has worked in New Zealand, the USA and Australia.

In 1996, a moment’s epiphany forever changed how she saw and understood human performance, and led to the development of the highly effective therapy, The Visual Perceptual Therapy.

Up until that point she had known that the contemporary therapy was really rather limited in what it could achieve, but she didn’t know why this was. These days Natoya just laughs and says that it is now very obvious why children (and anyone else) struggles with performing relatively simple tasks.

Natoya is also a very clear advocate for change in education, clearly explaining that education has bypassed the basic requirement that children need to be fully functional, in order to perform the highly sophisticated and refined tasks that they are required to learn in school. She tells us that the reason why children struggle in school is not educational; it is functional, and that any child who struggles is telling us they can’t actually perform that task.

“Education is all about teaching. It is not a therapeutic or clinically based organisation and it is incapable of identifying why kids struggle, or actually doing anything about these struggles. Consequently, it's only recourse is resorting to having children repeatedly practice what they have already demonstrated they cannot do. Ultimately, we have all been fed a rather fantastic story by education and, instead of questioning what we were told; we all drank the Kool-aid. Attempting to teach children in spite of their struggle (or out of their struggle) only results in some rather significant psychological and emotional harm, and we only have to visit a local prison to see where that one can lead.”

Natoya also works with adults who have a variety of neurological cognitive based disorders:

  • Those who have always struggled with literacy and numeracy
  • Those who have suffered a traumatic brain injuries, stroke, had neurosurgery or some other neurological events
  • Those who are said to have dementia.
She also developed a program for athletes and other elite performers, allowing their performance to be refined and imporved upon.

Natoya has developed a cutting edge process, which allows us to see exactly where the breakdown is occurring in anyone’s performance, and to correct this quickly and effectively. She sees most clients only once every 2 weeks and most will not need more than 6 sessions, with many only requiring 3 or 4. Probably the most common comment made about this process is how obvious the client’s level of performance actually is, and how it is typically a lot less than anyone suspected.

Natoya provides a highly specialised therapy, allowing many, many people to improve upon their performance in ways we could not have previously imagined. It is now possible to correct the cause of so many childhood struggles, regardless of what we have been told by others. It is also possible to signifcantly improve upon the performance of many adults who have had strokes or traumatic brain injuries, and even correct many 'dementia's' and historic struggles with literacy and numeracy. This is a 21st century therapy with the potential to revolutionise our understanding of human performance, and it is available around the world.

If you would like to work with Natoya, either as a client or to collaborate on a project, please feel free to contact her. She is always up for a discussion on the truly amazing world of visual perceptual performance.

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