Psychomotor Patterning
Posted: 29 June 2011 10:04 PM   [ Ignore ]
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The main organization which endorses the claim of Psychomotor Patterning is called The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential out of Philadelphia, PA.

A great article can be found on Quackwatch here: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/patterning.html

So my question was with those who are familiar with it, would Psychomotor Patterning be considered a Pseudoscience? I’m new and still unfamiliar with certain definitions. Or is this Alternative Medicine?

I once knew a family which was doing this to their 15 year old child with severe, non-verbal autism. While this was some years ago, it really opened my eyes and was the first topic I sought clarity on skeptics websites for.

Anyway, I’d love to hear any other thoughts on this as all I saw was abuse, neglect and false hope. It was quite sad.

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Posted: 30 June 2011 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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For the most part, alternative medicine is pseudoscience.

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Posted: 30 June 2011 12:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Dead Monky - 30 June 2011 11:42 AM

For the most part, alternative medicine is pseudoscience.

That’s good to know.

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Posted: 30 June 2011 03:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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AlexM, scroll down to Steven Novella’s Bottom Line conclusion. I don’t think there is anything to add to that. As DM said, most alternative medicine is pseudoscience. In this case, I wouldn’t give it that much benefit. Psychomotor Patterning is discredited, and its practitioners are deluding people.

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Posted: 30 June 2011 04:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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DarronS - 30 June 2011 03:47 PM

AlexM, scroll down to Steven Novella’s Bottom Line conclusion. I don’t think there is anything to add to that. As DM said, most alternative medicine is pseudoscience. In this case, I wouldn’t give it that much benefit. Psychomotor Patterning is discredited, and its practitioners are deluding people.

I loved The Bottom Line part, thank you!

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