Birth Defects: How NeuroMovement® Can Help

Has your child been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, congenital brain malformation, or other birth defect?
Are you concerned about your child overcoming the limitations from this birth defect?
Are you looking for a cutting-edge approach that will create new possibilities for your child?

Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® is a revolutionary, science-based approach that is supported by current neuroscience. Our focus is on improving the quality of the functioning of the brain itself. With a better, stronger brain, your child will overcome limitations and often achieve what is not thought possible by many! View the video below to learn more.

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Birth Defects Are Common

Every year, about 3% to 6% of infants worldwide are born with a serious birth defect. This represents millions of babies and families with life-altering conditions like spina bifida and congenital heart defects.*

*Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

NeuroMovement® Offers Help for Overcoming Limitations from Birth Defects

Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® is a groundbreaking, systematic, and highly effective way to communicate with the brain and take advantage of its natural ability to make positive, immediate, and powerful changes. Learn more about brain plasticity and NeuroMovement.

NeuroMovement, with its gentle movements and the 9 Essentials, offers an approach focused on positive brain change to help children move beyond limitations from congenital heart defects, congenital brain malformation, and other birth defects and conditions.

The brain is built to be plastic; that is, changeable, at all ages.

At the same time, the younger the child, or the sooner the intervention, the better.

Because children with birth defects usually have an intact brain, they learn, change, and adapt remarkably well.

With NeuroMovement and the 9 Essentials, the changes often begin happening right away and are sometimes quite dramatic.

positive brain change with NeuroMovement

Wake Up Your Child’s Brain to Grow and Develop New Skills with NeuroMovement®

NeuroMovement and the 9 Essentials can provide your child’s brain with information it requires to learn new skills. Once your child has mastered a new skill, he or she will practice it spontaneously, just as all children do. With these new connections and skills, your child will quickly discover solutions that lead to great improvements, and which may lead to full functioning despite initial structural or functional limitations.

In our work, we have seen children born with congenital heart defects, congenital brain malformation, brachial plexus injuries, infant torticollis, Down syndrome, and other birth defects overcome many of their limitations. They often achieve successful functioning way beyond their initial medical prognoses.

We recommend that your child work with an ABM NeuroMovement Practitioner. Our practitioners work with children of all ages, from a few days old to teenagers.

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Meet one of our over 700 practitioners around the world


A growing number of brain scientists, doctors, nurses, therapists, teachers, parents, and others are endorsing and using the brain plasticity strategies and principles of Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement. Learn more about why scientists and doctors support NeuroMovement.
Michael Merzenich

“Anat Baniel has developed powerful, practical strategies for improving your abilities and building a better, stronger brain supported by the neuroscience of brain plasticity…”

DR. MICHAEL MERZENICH, PhD, Winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience & Author of Soft-Wired
Jill Bolte Taylor

“Anat applies the exact same principles when helping people overcome limitation that I used to recover my brain and body from stroke. She understands that for any meaningful change to happen in the way we think, move, and use our body, the change has to happen in the brain.”

DR. JILL BOLTE TAYLOR, PhD, Neuroanatomist & Bestselling Author of My Stroke of Insight and TED Talk
Norman Doidge

“The approach [ABM NeuroMovement] here, far wiser, far more subtle, truly holistic, far more ingenious, far more in accord with how brain development occurs, shows ways to access brain plasticity and yields far greater results.”

NORMAN DOIDGE, MD, Author of The Brain That Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing

NeuroMovement®: The 9 Essentials

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