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Published on Apr 12, 2012
http://neuromovement.com/children-and... This video shows Anat Baniel working with, Jonathan, a 21 month old boy diagnosed with autism, and his mother's testimonial following 2 weeks of lessons in the Anat Baniel Method with 2 other practitioners, Sylvia Shoredike and Neil Sharp. You see footage from the first session which lasted 30 minutes in total.
In Anat's words: "In addition to making no eye contact, he was not speaking nor did he respond to his name. He had difficulty eating and refused most foods, and when people were around he tried to hide under furniture. Sitting in his father's lap he repeatedly arched his back and threw his head back as if his brain was stuck on an automatic loop unable to do anything else. I saw in front of me a brain that was having great difficulty making sense of all the input and stimulation coming in.
I began very gently and slowly to move Jonathan's pelvis and back. In the beginning he didn't seem to even notice himself or me. By the time I lifted one of his legs, a few minutes later, and very gently and slowly moved his foot, all of the sudden Jonathan became very still and began staring at his own foot, then straight at me, then back at his foot as if feeling it and seeing it for the very first time in his life! Jonathan was coming home to himself. As 'small' a change as it may seem, this was a moment of transformation for Jonathan and the way his brain was working. After this first session Jonathan's parents reported significant changes in his behavior. After two weeks of sessions he was eating much better, beginning to talk, interacting and playing with his brother and eventually other kids."
After the mother's testimonial you see a short clip of Jonathan working with Anat 6 weeks later in a professional training program for Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement Practitioners.
It should be noted that not all changes are a dramatic as this. Every child is different; however, it demonstrates the potential of using the 9 Essentials of Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement based in the science of brain plasticity in brain development in children whether with special needs or not.. The principles are outlined for parents, caregivers and therapists in Anat Baniel's book, Kids Beyond Limits: http://www.anatbanielmethod.com/produ...