Welcome To Think Movement
How do you improve movement and function in children with special needs so that they can have a fuller life? Answers are there when the limitations of the child are mild or even moderate. However, when you take into considerations a scenario with severe brain damage… the solutions quickly diminish. This was the experience for Avani Zaidi, a Physical Therapist working with special needs children. It wasn’t until she discovered ABM – NeuroMovement that she was able to focus on the role of the brain.
Every movement, thought and action is controlled by our brain. When attention is brought to what we are doing the possibilities for learning are endless. Through ABM-NeuroMovement, you can experience the innate ability of the brain to form new connections and learn. Specifically, how organizing movement brings about transformative changes in children that this method is known for.
ABM-NeuroMovement is an intervention that allows us to experience the innate ability of our brains to form new connection throughout life. It is known for its breakthrough outcomes for children with special needs. This method does not focus on the child’s limitations or force them into developmental milestones instead it helps wake up the child’s brain so they can become better learners. It is widely applicable to people of all ages and has helped them gain new skills by overcoming pain and limitations.
What is a Lesson
During a lesson, the practitioner (teacher) creates the conditions and provides movement necessary for the child’s brain to get the information it needs to start forming new connections. A lesson is an opportunity of the student(client) to enrich the mapping of the different parts of their bodies and form dynamic relationships so their movement can become a whole body movement as a result, easier, lighter, pain free and pleasurable. These lessons can be one on one or in a group setting where the teacher provides the relevant information with instructions that guide a group of people through a series of exploratory movements.
Who can benefit
Anyone experiencing limitations or wanting to improve present levels can benefit from modality. It can include but is not limited to children with cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, autism and undiagnosed developmental delays. Adults facing challenges from brain injury, stroke, repetitive strain injury, chronic pain or scoliosis can also find improve functioning through this approach. And anyone looking for wellbeing, vitality and increase mind body health can gain limitless possibilities.
Who is Anat Baniel
Anat Baniel is the founder of ABM-NM. She is the author of two highly acclaimed books, Kids beyond Limits and Move into Life:NeuroMovement for Lifelong vitality. She studied closely with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.
About Moshe Feldenkrais
Moshe Feldenkrais was a physicist and a Judo Master who founded the Feldenkrais Method used to improve human functioning by increasing self-awareness through movement. According to Feldenkrais thought, feeling, perception and movement are the components of each action and are closely interrelated and influence each other.
Who can be helped
The changes in my client were evident and the other people like her teachers, paraprofessionals and family began to also notice these changes! One of the most noticeable changes has been the level of response…
ABM has been a life changing therapy for my daughters!! It is because of the therapy and our amazing practitioner, Avani Zaidi, that my daughters have been able to move past the plateaus…
After taking a week of intensive ABM therapy, I noticed progress. My daughter has hemiparisis on her left side and she started to become more aware of her that side….