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Cortex Help
Center Specializing in Inhibition of Primary Reflexes
through Neuro
-Developmental Stimulation

Welcome to the Cortex Academy® website's Cortex Help section!

At Cortex Help, we specialize in Neuro-Developmental Stimulation techniques to inhibit primary reflexes. Our approach is rooted in the concept of reshaping and reprogramming brain patterns, thereby fostering optimal neurological development. Our personalized support plan at Cortex Help combines a range of effective methods, including:

  • Neuro-Developmental Stimulation: We target the inhibition of primary reflexes.

  • Sensory-Sensitive Integration: Our methods encompass various sensory integrations, including vestibular, tactile, auditory, and more.

  • Special education: We employ special education strategies to enhance specific functions like visual and auditory differentiation, intermodality, seriality, and more.

  • Physiotherapy: Our physiotherapy techniques are designed to prevent and correct muscle imbalances. We utilize exercises on large balls, unstable surfaces, and more.

  • Visual Screening: We conduct comprehensive checks of binocular functions.

Children, accompanied by their parents, attend check-up appointments approx. every 8 weeks at Cortex Help. These sessions involve assessing their progress and introducing prescribed exercises that are practiced daily at home.

We believe in looking beyond labels. While conditions like dyslexia, dysgraphia, autism, or ADHD offer a framework, they comprise diverse symptoms rooted in various causes. Our holistic approach seeks to alleviate and address individual symptoms to create a comprehensive solution. We emphasize understanding the complete context and avoid focusing solely on a diagnosis for an effective strategy.

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About me

PhDr. Marja Volemanová, PhD.

  • I have been living in Prague since 1999, but originally I'm from the Netherlands.

  • My academic background includes studying physiotherapy and special education at Charles University in Prague, where I also defended my dissertation titled "Neuro-Developmental Stimulation in the work of a special education teacher" in 2020.

  • Since 2009, I have been operating my own consulting facility, where my focus has primarily been on Neuro-developmental therapy, special education, and physiotherapy.

  • In 2015, I established the Institute of Neurodevelopmental Therapy and Stimulation, which has grown and been renamed as Cortex Academy in 2022.

  • I regularly organize courses and lectures on persistent primary reflexes, providing insights and knowledge to those interested.

  • My work in this area has also led me to write three books and several scientific articles related to persistent primary reflexes.


Growing Strong: A Metaphorical Tree of Child Development


We can metaphorically compare a child's development to the growth of a tree. While we often focus on the child's academic abilities such as reading, writing and counting, these can be likened to the apples on a tree. In order to grow beautiful, red apples, the tree must be properly rooted and well-nourished, with a strong trunk and branches that can support healthy leaves and fruit. Although every tree is unique, they are all based on the same principles and elements governed by nature's laws. Therefore, in the development and education of a child, it is essential to consider:

  • The roots (birth and early moments after birth)

  • The trunk and branches (psychomotor development)

  • The crown (sensory and emotional abilities, cooperation of the cerebral hemispheres, cooperation of the eyes - binocularity)

  • The fruits (academic skills, speech, correct posture, coordination of movements)


If the foundations (roots and trunk) are not strong or the tree is not healthy, it cannot support the growth of healthy fruit. Therefore, prevention relies on promoting proper development, and addressing problems from their roots.

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