Lessons In Motion
The Anat Baniel Method is considered a learning approach or NeuroMovement education, not medical treatment.
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Anat Baniel Method Practitioner
for Children and Adults
Are you a parent, grandparent, or caregiver of a special needs child?
Have you tried conventional medical treatments and still would like to see greater improvement in your child’s functioning?
Is your child in an early intervention program?
Are you wondering whether there is more that you could be doing for him or her?
Has your child been given a bleak prognosis?
Were you told to keep your hopes down, to be realistic about what is possible for your special needs child?
The Anat Baniel Method for Children (ABM) is scientifically based and the results have been validated by medical doctors. Practitioners of this method uses gentle, innovative techniques to help the brain of the special needs child form new neural connections and patterns that take the child beyond their current limitations. While it is a process, the changes begin happening right away and are often quite dramatic.
We have discovered that almost always, regardless of the specific diagnosis, your child’s brain is available for potent learning. It is through this learning process that children with diverse developmental issues can benefit from the Anat Baniel Method for Children. This method can be applied at any age; however, early intervention has generally proven to provide the quickest and most far reaching results.
Brachial Plexus injury, and other birth injuries
Genetic disorders such as Fragile X, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and Down's Syndrome
ADD and learning disabilities
Undiagnosed developmental delays
We open up the conversation with your child's nervous system. The ABM work with special needs children suffering from developmental disorders is based on the understanding that many diseases and traumas of childhood interrupt the normal and spontaneous process of pattern formation in the brain by interrupting with the communication that needs to take place between the child’s body and the world around it and the child’s brain. We have found that it is often possible to directly communicate with the nervous system of the child in very gentle, yet powerful ways primarily through movement, enhanced awareness and non-verbal kinesthetic experiences.
The brain does not respond positively to being forced. If your child cannot sit up by himself, or if he cannot stand on all fours, crawl or stand up on his own, we will not try to force him into these positions. Instead we will engage the child in a process that provides his or her brain with the conditions and information it needs in order to begin learning. Through that process your child’s brain will form new neural patterns that were missing due to their disability or injury. Once enough of these missing elements are in place, your child will spontaneously begin doing what he or she couldn’t do before. Children can very quickly transform into effective learners and experience important changes in their ability to move, perceive, understand, initiate, think, relate to their surroundings, and make sense of what is happening to them.
I invite you to watch and participate in the lessons, which we schedule according to your child's needs. I value the opportunity to work with your child and I am always excited to see their improvement. I strive to support your family as a whole because I see working with a child as a team effort. Both you and your child are going through great learning curves that effect daily life.