If you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, therapist, or caregiver of a child who has been diagnosed with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you surely are familiar with the challenges the child is facing and the challenges you are faced with in trying to help him/her.
Since learning is the basis for every child’s future, ADD, ADHD, or any learning disability can be devastating. With the Anat Baniel Method (ABM), many children diagnosed with learning disabilities, ADD, and ADHD have improved in remarkable ways.
The Anat Baniel Method for Children is a scientifically based, NeuroMovement® approach. Through the use of innovative movement lessons and the Nine Essentials, the Anat Baniel Method turns the “learning switch” back on and awakens the child’s brain. This approach enables the brain to grow new connections and patterns that move the child beyond her/his current limitations.
Rather than focusing on the limitations of the child, attention is shifted to providing the child’s brain with new information and the conditions it needs to improve and develop.
This method helps the brain to more efficiently differentiate and organize information, creating new neural patterns that can bring about new possibilities and opportunities for learning.
While it is a process, the changes begin happening right away and are often quite dramatic. Speech, reasoning, reading and writing, emotional and social functioning, thinking, and coordination all improve.
As they begin to experience progress, children start experiencing the natural joy of learning. As failure turns to success, the chronic frustration and negative emotions that these children and their parents can typically experience are replaced with enthusiasm.
A whole new life of possibilities opens up.
Following are excerpts of stories from two mothers about the impact that ABM has had on their child:
My third child was born with a genetic disorder which caused him to have many developmental delays including delayed speech, delayed motor development, ADHD, sensory integration disorders, and a host of learning disabilities both verbal and non verbal. He was in traditional therapy for two years with limited results. For over nine years (with ABM), his progress has been steady, often bordering on the miraculous. His coordination is now like that of an average normal child his age. He never stops talking, and has a wonderful sense of humor. He is able to think and reason, read and write. He is doing unbelievably well. Anat’s greatest gift to me is that she gave me back my son.
~ Dr. Cheryl Cooper, M.D., O.D.
The changes in Isaac in the last 6 months since he has been working with Anat are miraculous. His reading went from 20 words a minute with very poor accuracy on 2nd grade text to 27 words a minute with more than 90% accuracy on 3rd grade text. He is trying things that he never tried before. He picked up a pencil and drew me a picture without being told to, and he can use more than one color on a page now. He laughs, he smiles, he learns with ease. Isaac is now spiraling up instead of spiraling down.
~ Michelle B., Isaac’s Mother
View video clips of our work with children and the Anat Baniel Method on our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/abmethod.