ABM NeuroMovement® Helps a Child with Severe Developmental Delays

A Beautiful Story from a Parent in Turkey

We recently received a message from a parent about the Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) NeuroMovement® lessons that her daughter had. She described the amazing outcomes and changes she saw in her daughter after receiving lessons from ABM NeuroMovement® Practitioner Marcy Lindheimer.

I want to share her story with you:

We have a 10-month old baby girl with a cleft palate and a severe vomiting problem since birth. It was very tough to feed her. Her development was severely behind, possibly due to her vomiting and cleft palate. When she was six months old, the doctors said it was unacceptable for her not to be able to sit, turn, hold her head up when on her tummy, not to be able to grab things, have lack of eye contact, not to be communicating, etc…

We were planning to have her cleft palate surgery in NY anyway and we decided to have her examined when we were in NY. In April we came to NYC and had those examinations. Her diagnosis was normal apart from having a “very mild injuncture in her white tissue in the brain.” The neurologist said this may or may not have caused her to be approximately 50% behind her age.

Just 5 days before we returned back home, we decided to try the Anat Baniel Method [NeuroMovement] which Marcy Lindheimer was highly recommended for. That’s how we met Marcy. We were amazed with the outcome after even only one session. Right then our baby could hold her head straight when she was on her tummy. We could obviously tell that she was even enjoying her time with Marcy. We took pictures of her during the sessions and emailed them to our family at home. Everybody was surprised with joy.

After 10 sessions in 5 days with Marcy, we came back home with much progress. Now, thanks to ABM [NeuroMovement], I am enjoying my baby girl. She became a happy baby, smiling, communicating, holding her toys, controlling her head very well, and now she can catch her feet and rolls. The improvements are great. I have to say that after experiencing what ABM can do, we are touched with the outcome of this method.

We will be back to have more ABM sessions with Marcy. I had hated physical therapy because our baby was not happy with it at all. The Anat Baniel Method proved to me that I was right with my feelings about physical therapy. I feel grateful to Marcy, especially for giving her full heart when she is implementing the method.

—Eda O., parent from Istanbul, Turkey

Thank you, Eda, for sharing this beautiful story with us. Best wishes to you and your daughter!

Marcy Lindheimer, is a certified ABM NeuroMovement® Practitioner, Senior Trainer, and one of our ABM Center Practitioners. Learn more about Marcy here.

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