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Work with Children
Helping your child with special needs
The child is engaged in a gentle movement process that provides crucial information to their brain.
Children with special needs can experience dramatic breakthroughs. Intervention can begin at any age, but the earlier you begin, the better it is for the child.
The Anat Baniel Method for Children is based on the premise that the child’s brain is almost always available for learning, regardless of the developmental issue or injury. This learning process can benefit children with many unspecified as well as diagnosed issues.
The Anat Baniel Method considers that many developmental challenges reflect an interruption in the conversation between the child's brain and the world around it. Often, it's possible to start that conversation by communicating directly with the nervous system of the child, primarily through gentle movement and non-verbal kinesthetic experiences.
Through this process, developmental gaps caused by various conditions and traumas are filled in. The brain does not learn through repetition alone, and does not respond positively to being forced. Instead, a practitioner engages the child in a gentle movement process that provides the brain with the conditions and information required to attain the different skills and developmental milestones. In this process the child learns the missing elements upon which the skills are built. The child then spontaneously learns to do what he or she couldn’t do before.
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