Kimberly Lauger, BSN
Certified HANDLE® Practitioner
Certified Healing Touch Practitioner
My heart's work is helping parents and professionals
understand, support, and learn from individuals
with complex sensory and medical needs.
Holistic Approach to NeuroDevelopment and Learning Efficiency
A gentle, respectful, person-centered approach to understanding behavior and supporting efficient function.
HANDLE is an approach designed to gently enhance neurological systems that are contributing to learning or life difficulties.
HANDLE is more than HANDLE activities; it is a synergistic coming together of developmental principles that leads to a way of thinking, a way of looking at human function—behavior—through a sensory lens. It is a way of looking for patterns in actions and responses that indicate where supports can be provided.
People interested in HANDLE often
Want a holistic, home-based, person-centered approach
Want to understand contributing factors to developmental challenges
Want the person in their care to be better able to adapt and respond appropriately to the demands of changing environments
Suspect unresolved sensory processing problems
Want an approach that treats the person as a whole, taking into account interdependent physical and mental influences within each individual
What is HANDLE?
Much of the content for this page is from www.handle.org
Distinctive Features of HANDLE
Views the person as a whole
Looks beyond the labels for root causes of perplexing behaviors
Considers the person in relationship to his or her environment
Works globally, affects specifically
Provides a nonjudgmental observational evaluation
Enhances systems without stress through the principle of
"Life is so much easier now, for the twins, and for us parenting them." Angie Donelson, Parent