the Anat Baniel
The work with children is based on the understanding that many diseases or injuries during childhood interrupt the normal conversation that needs to take place between the child’s brain and the world around it. We have found that it is often possible to get that conversation started in gentle ways that directly communicate with the nervous system of the child through, primarily, movement and non-verbal kinesthetic experiences.
As this process progresses, developmental gaps that had been caused by various diseases and traumas get filled in. This method recognizes that the brain does not learn through repetition alone, nor does it respond positively to being forced. Rather, we will engage the child in a process of learning the missing elements upon which those skills are built. Surprisingly, this process can, and often does, move forward very quickly. When a child acquires learning in this manner, huge leaps and rapid progress often follow.
Types of Conditions the Anat Baniel Method for Children Can Help
This Method is a non-medical, learning-based approach. We have discovered that almost always, irrespective of the specific diagnosis, the child’s brain is available for potent learning. It is through this learning process that children with many kinds of developmental issues can benefit from the Anat Baniel Method for Children.
Some of these conditions are:
- Cerebral palsy
- brachial plexus injury
- genetic disorders such as Klippel-Feil syndrome and Down's syndrome
- And other kinds of brain injury and brain damage and a host of unspecified, undiagnosed developmental issues.
The knowledge that has been learned from several decades of this work has also provided valuable insights about what is required for healthy development of every child. Typical child development is a system of inter-dependencies. Certain learning must be established in the brain before subsequent development can occur.
Read more about the Anat Baniel Method in this published article, New Possibilities, edited by Gail.