Children with Special Needs

Children: Developmental or Physical Challenges

NeuroMovement®/ABM is a cutting-edge, science-based approach that transforms the lives of children and adults, helping them move beyond pain and limitation.  

The practitioners of this method use 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.

Children are natural learners. 

Sometimes their progress becomes sidetracked due to injury, genetic disorders, disabilities and other undiagnosed delays (cerebral palsy, birth injury, prenatal stroke, autism, down syndrome, fragile X). All movements that children learn as babies begin to lay the foundation for a lifetime of active learning. Each movement learned is a preparation for the next stage of development. When a child misses or passes by a necessary learning, it can cause delays in development.

With NeuroMovement®/Anat Baniel Method, movement and awareness are the main tools utilized for communicating with the brain, providing information required in order to form missing neural patterns. Almost always, regardless of the specific diagnosis, the child’s brain is actually available for potent learning. It is through this learning process that children with diverse developmental issues can benefit from NeuroMovement®. This method can be applied at any age; however, early intervention has generally proven to provide the quickest and most far-reaching results and improvements in brain health.

NeuroMovement® practitioners are trained to see small details and discrepancies in development and to look for ways to create conditions for children to discover how to move naturally with better coordination and less effort; with more body awareness and a natural sense of uprightness. Rather than focusing on what a child or adult can’t do, the practitioner works with them to uncover what they can do. 


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