ABM - The Anat Baniel Method

The Anat Baniel Method® is an innovative approach to working with children with special needs that helps each child's brain to upgrade the capacity for learning new movement, regulating their emotions and improving cognition.  Treatment consists of innovative and transformational movement exercises that use the 9 essentials of the ABM method to access the amazing power of the brain to change itself and create new neural connections. This method helps children and adults discover ways to acquire new skills, improve and refine existing skills, and dramatically enhance physical, cognitive and creative performance.

In ABM, instead of asking a children to do directly what is already difficult or impossible for them to do, we perceive and find the components and incremental steps that are necessary to build the skill. For example, children begin building the skills for coordination of rolling, coming to sitting, sitting, crawling and walking while on their backs, bellies and side-lying before they actually perform all these functions. In ABM we generalize the learning process by using movement in different positions and configurations to help build those components needed for later skills. All techniques are very gentle, slow and  safe creating optimal environment for new learning and change.

MNRI - The Masgutova Method

The Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration Method®, is a comprehensive set of programs that focus on motor reflex and sensory system integration.  Facilitation of the integration process of primary motor reflex patterns is the key to provide stable foundation for development of higher motor and cognitive functions. 

MNRI created reflex pattern integration exercises allowing for stimulation of inherent potentials of brain plasticity and recovery of a proper reflex circuits. Maturation of primary motor pattern (reflexes which are an automatic responses of the body) is an essential part of development of every human being. In cases of children with challenges whether neurological, developmental or even genetic dysfunctions the patterns of reflex circuits are not proper and lead to high level of stress in the body and constant compensations often blocking possibility to reach higher level of function.  The Masgutova Method allows for organization and integration of primary motor reflex patterns and allows for reaching stable lasting results opening the possibilities for the brain to continue its development and maturation.

Our extensive knowledge of MNRI Programs helps us to create and implement an individualized and holistic movement intervention approach allowing also for engagement of parents and care givers in an effective home program.