Anat Baniel Offers Help for Children with Special Needs

Evolving from Feldenkrais to Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement®

Anat Baniel’s introduction to children with special needs began when she met a baby named Elizabeth in September of 1980. During this time, Anat was working with her teacher and mentor Dr. Moshé Feldenkrais. Learn more about the evolution of NeuroMovement®.

Elizabeth was born missing one third of her cerebellum. Doctors diagnosed Elizabeth with global brain damage and said would never learn to walk or talk. Her prognosis was very bleak.

However, after working with Anat over many years, Elizabeth went on to walk, talk, and go to college, receiving two Master’s degrees. She also danced at her wedding!

Read more about Anat Baniel’s work with Elizabeth: Download free chapters from Kids Beyond Limits.

How Can NeuroMovement® Help Children with Special Needs?

NeuroMovement® helps your child’s brain become a changing, learning, and brilliant brain. With this Method, we have seen children overcome limitations from:

  • autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

  • cerebral palsy

  • brain injuries and stroke

  • genetic disorders and birth defects


  • brachial plexus injuries

  • undiagnosed developmental delays

Science shows that the brain has a remarkable potential to create alternative solutions to physical and mental disabilities. The key is providing the right conditions and information for this to happen. NeuroMovement® and the 9 Essentials are the keys to helping your child tap into the brain’s potential.

Start using the 9 Essentials with your child today! Download our free eBook:

NeuroMovement® Is All About Connecting with Your Child

Rather than focus on the limitations of your child, we connect with your child wherever he is at. We don’t try to fix your child or force him to things he cannot do. We don’t try to make him fit into traditional “milestones.”  Learn more about From Fixing to Connecting.

Instead, we focus on what she CAN do.  The emphasis is on the brain of your child, helping it become the incredible learning machine it was built to be. We use very gentle movements, making sure your child is comfortable and paying attention to what she feels.  Movement with Attention, along with the other eight Essentials, flood her brain with new information it needs in order to create solutions that transcend your child’s current limitations.

View the videos below of children with special needs and the breakthrough outcomes they are getting with NeuroMovement®.

“My son Garrett is 11 years old, full of life, and a special needs child with unlimited potential. His ‘medical’ label is cerebral palsy. But he doesn’t let labels hold him back.

Being in a western medicine culture, we strived to find innovative ways to help Garrett other than surgery. What Anat has developed over the years is truly amazing, and our work with her and her practitioners has been life changing.

It’s not every day you meet people that can change a child’s life. Anat and her team did. Thank you!”

Rick, Garrett's Dad

Unleash the Power of Your Child’s Brain

NeuroMovement® and the 9 Essentials Are the Keys