Anat Baniel Method of NeuroMovement® for Children with special needs or disabilities
The Anat Baniel Method of NeuroMovement® is a particularly powerful method to support brain development and learning among children with special needs. The method supports the creation of new, healthy brain connections by using natural movement patterns that support brain plasticity. NeuroMovement® is known to generate significant and sometimes surprising results for children with different abilities. Basically, your child will learn to learn!
Every child is unique and develops at their own pace. Given the right conditions, every child's brain can learn and grow, regardless of the limitations. If your child is experiencing developmental challenges, learning disabilities, physical or neurological disabilities and conditions, NeuroMovement® can help wake up their brain for optimal learning and development.
I am so proud to be the first resident practitioner to offer ABM NeuroMovement® to neurodivergent kids in Montreal!
How can the Anat Baniel Method® of NeuroMovement® help your child?
NeuroMovement® has helped children, from babies to teens, living with many types of limitations or disorders, such as:
Genetic disorders: Down syndrome, Cri du Chat, Angelman Syndrome, Fragile X, Rett Syndrome, Hunter Syndrome and others
Learning disabilities and intellectual deficiencies or cognitive delays
Autism spectrum (ASD) or sensory integration/processing (SPD) disorders
Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD, childhood anxiety
Structural disorders: torticollis, brachial plexus, birth malformations or others
Traumatic Brain injuries, hypoxia or other brain lesions
Cerebral palsy, cerebral visual impairment
In utero or childhood stroke, epilepsy
Unexplained motor or cognitive delays
In Teens and young adults, including typically developing children, the method also helps regulate anxiety, stress and body image.
ABM NeuroMovement® is a science based method that uses body-brain connections to feed into the main brain functions involved in learning and growing: attention, sensation, and the perception of differences are the key ingredients to a learning brain.
My Neuromovement® practice is located in Montreal and I also travel across Quebec and in France.
Empower your child's learning ability
I work with children of all ages and various types of disabilities or challenges. The Anat Baniel Method of NeuroMovement® is very different from what your child has already experienced in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, ABA or speech therapy. We create conditions for your child to acquire awareness and agency - not just be passive receivers of exercises that are the same for everyone and repeated endlessly.
As a mom to a child with special needs myself, I know what you are going through: the endless therapy sessions in which your child seems to either suffer or not be engaged, the frustration that a child might feel if they are not able to communicate or achieve what they want; your own challenges in navigating the health system and advocating for your child.
When I work in NeuroMovement® with children with different abilities or additional needs, I bring deep connection to each child and to the whole family. Although it's difficult to predict results, your child will benefit from increased physical comfort and self-awareness, increased perception of differences and sensation, and a calmed nervous system. They may be able to do new things, learn new things, express themselves differently, and in the end, become the best version of themselves. I know this because I've seen the changes this work brought to my child and my own family. There is hope.
Please note that the services do not consist in medical services, psychotherapy or physiotherapy. The methods proposed under the heading of NeuroSomatic Therapy and NeuroMovement® here do not intend to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your physician or other medical professionals. Always seek the advice of your physician, or other qualified health care providers, with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, treatment, or if you seek to discontinue current treatment/s.
As each adult and child is unique, results and outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary.