How MC2® works.
The Motor Cognition Squared (MC2) method is a non-medication neurocognitive program that is used to treat ADHD/executive function deficit, concussions, traumatic brain injury including stroke, gifted asynchronous development, fetal drug and alcohol exposure, and mild autism/Asperger’s syndrome. We have found that most parents do not want to use medications to treat these problems in their children. More adults are looking for alternative interventions aside from medication as well.
Usually parents and teachers utilize environmentally imposed structure, consistency, and routine to only manage some of these disorders; once those environmentally imposed constructs are removed the problem returns full force. More adults are looking for alternative interventions aside from medication as well.
The results of MC2 intervention are long lasting and generalize across environments. It is not uncommon for teachers to ask parents if the child has been prescribed medication because his/her behavior has so improved.
- MC2 has shown positive results in improving handwriting, classroom behavior, homework completion, and home behavior.
- On a more clinical level, MC2 outcomes have yielded improvement in working memory, sustained attention, inhibition, and cognitive flexibility.
- MC2 also works directly on the ability to consolidate procedural memory (a key cerebellar/executive function) necessary to integrate novel information with older habituated skills to show new learning.
- This executive function is known as perception-action coupling (PAC). The net result of improved PAC is habituated math fundamentals and sight word reading, as well as social skills.