Cerebral Palsy and NeuroMovement

Cerebral Palsy and NeuroMovement 2018-08-25T12:10:27+00:00

A Child with Cerebral Palsy Learns to Walk, Talk, and Keep on Learning

NeuroMovement® Outcomes for Children with Cerebral Palsy

NeuroMovement® uses gentle movements and the 9 Essentials, which offer concrete, effective, and immediate ways to easily tap into the enormous potential of your child’s brain.

Your child’s brain will be flooded with new information, and quickly begin to form new, more effective patterns of movement, cognition, feeling, and emotion. Learn more about cerebral palsy and NeuroMovement®.

Begin Using the 9 Essentials with Your Child Today—download our free eBook:

9 Essentials for Kids

“The Anat Baniel Method allows my daughter to continuously reach
and redefine her potential: physically, cognitively, and emotionally.
It is awe-inspiring to watch these transformations unfold, and
to see the joy and inspiration on my child’s face as her body and
her relationship with the world organize themselves in a whole
new way.
It is my hope that someday all special needs children
and their parents 
will have access to this work and its benefits.
This Method
has not only transformed my daughter,
but our entire family.”  
Michele S. 

Do You Know What Interferes with the Development of a Child with Cerebral Palsy?

Trying to make a child with cerebral palsy do what he should be doing given his age actually interferes with his process of development. This includes doing things such as:

  • propping her up to sit when she cannot do it by herself
  • using a “stander” to have him practice standing up
  • propping her up to try and “walk”

Learn about the use of AFOs (ankle-foot orthotics) with the child with cerebral palsy.

A typically developing child will experience lots of spontaneous movements, experimenting and trying a lot of variations which are appropriate to his or her current level of development. In other words, by trying to force children with cerebral palsy to do what they can’t, we deny them the spontaneous experimentation that all children need to develop successfully.

NeuroMovement®: An Alternative Treatment with Tools for Children to Become Brilliant Learners

With NeuroMovement®, we connect with your child wherever she is at. We provide her with the many variations and experiences her brain needs in order to begin creating new patterns and possibilities.

To be truly helpful to a child with cerebral palsy, we need to back off from trying to make the child do what he can’t do.

We need to recognize the fundamental role that your child’s brain plays in learning new skills. Over 30 years, we have observed again and again how the brain has the ability to create successful solutions to challenges, if given the information that it needs.

View more NeuroMovement® Outcomes for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Often in our work, we see the child with cerebral palsy become a brilliant learner and the seemingly miraculous begin to happen.

“Something great happened yesterday. My son walked out of
the screened porch, down the stairs, over the brick path and
across the bumpy lawn to help me plant tomatoes. This was
no small feat. Twelve years ago doctors had told me that
Phillip may never walk or talk.” —Judith, Phillip’s Mom

One of our Practitioners Received This Message from the Dad of a 5-Year-Old Russian Girl with Cerebral Palsy:

He said that his daughter had such severe spasticity that it was making her scream and cry in pain a lot of times, that in five years of her life she never slept longer than a few hours, because pain and discomfort would wake her up….

Then he said they’ve started implementing NeuroMovement principles, trying to help her relax in many little different ways…instead of stretching and moving her. And he said in just three weeks, she is able to relax her legs now and that she sleeps without crying or waking up through the whole night.”

Kids Beyond Limits

“Building a more effective and more powerful brain requires us to start where the child is, and where that brain is right now.”
—Dr. Michael Merzenich,PhD, Supporter of NeuroMovement

Find out why Dr. Merzenich recommends Anat Baniel’s book Kids Beyond Limits!

Next Steps: How Can You Help Your Child Overcome Limitations from Cerebral Palsy?

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move better, think better, and keep on learning.
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