Can My Child Get to “Normal” and How Long Will It Take?
With the Anat Baniel Method (ABM) NeuroMovement, while we are well aware of what the child is doing and not doing, and what changes in cognition, emotion, behavior, and ability to connect with others we would like for the child to achieve, with ABM we focus on the process.
We know that a brain that is compromised in its ability to perceive differences, differentiate, and integrate is unable to perform what we would like for him or her to be able to do.
Our focus is in improving the underlying functioning of the brain as a whole and with a better, stronger brain, the child on the autism spectrum will begin moving, thinking, and feeling better!
We look to connect with the child where he is and there we use the Nine Essentials and the power of NeuroMovement® to get the brain to do its job better. We avoid drilling and lots of repetitions because we know that the brain learns its experience, including its limitations. We look for differentiation and change.
Autism In Children—What to Expect with the Anat Baniel Method
Just like with a healthy typically developing child, the process is that differentiation and integration begets more differentiation and integration. No one expects a three-month-old baby to speak, but if that child is not babbling, it’s very likely they will exhibits difficulties with speech later on.
We can’t tell in advance how far the child will go. What we can do, is seek to have the child grow and improve, then grow and improve some more, and then some more, just like a healthy child does.
As long as there is movement—a process of improvement—there is no limit to what is possible. When the process stops, we know the limit.
Related Topics and Information on Autism in Children
You can learn more about how the method works by attending one of the ABM for Children with Special Needs Workshop for parents and professionals who work with children with special needs.>
Unlocking Brain Plasticity through Movement with Anat Baniel
The video interview below features Anat Baniel and Mike Mutzel discussing the topic: Unlocking Brain Plasticity through Movement, which was featured on The Autism Intensive 2016. Learn more: www.theautismintensive.com.
View the video of the ABM presentation at the AutismOne 2014 Conference in Chicago, IL: NeuroMovement: Tools for Taking Advantage of the Remarkable Capacities of the Brain to Change, Turning the Child on the Autism Spectrum into a Brilliant Learner.
Watch the video of several children diagnosed with autism receiving ABM Lessons. Anat Baniel narrates each of the case reviews of children with autism and the results using ABM.
Autism Empowerment Telesummit 2013: Interview with Anat Baniel and Tali Berman
Listen to Anat discuss the Nine Essentials and practical tools for parents and professionals to use with children who have autism.