Does My Child Have Special Needs?
What to Look for in Your Child
There are great variations in the way children develop. Some are quick to reach the main developmental milestones, while others take longer. Some skip certain milestones altogether, yet end up becoming successful and healthy adults. Healthy babies and young children change constantly. Their brains are engaged in an incredibly rapid process of growth and learning.
Is Your Child Curious, Changing, and Learning?
It’s important to look for the following things in your child’s development.
Is your child…
- interested in her or his surroundings?
- moving a lot?
- responding to other people?
This is how your child will reach one milestone after another.
When a child has an obvious problem or illness, it would normally be diagnosed by the child’s physician. This will trigger the process of looking for ways to help the child in his or her development. If you have concerns regarding your child’s health, or development, the first place to check is with your child’s physician.
There are times when parents feel that “something is not quite right” but can’t quite define what it is. They may begin wondering and asking: “Is there a problem with my child? Is he or she developmentally delayed?”
If you have such a concern regarding your child, it is likely that your child is doing fine. With the growing awareness of “developmental milestones,” many parents get concerned when their child is not doing what the “charts” say they should be doing at a given age.
At the same time, it is important that you take your concerns seriously and find out whether they are valid or not.
In over thirty years of working with children with special needs, very often the parents told me that they felt, early on, that something was not quite right with their child. But when they asked their doctor about it, they were told that they are just overly anxious and that nothing was the matter. Or they were told to just wait and see.
NeuroMovement® Helps the Brains of Children with Special Needs Be More Successful
With NeuroMovement®, we understand that if the child has special challenges, even if not clearly diagnosed, the sooner the intervention, the better. When a child has special challenges, her or his brain still grows and forms patterns, including limiting and disorganized patterns of movement, thought, feeling, and emotion due to their condition.
Instead of waiting and allowing for the patterns of limitation to form, we recommend that you find help so that your child’s brain can be more successful in its process of learning.
Waiting for proof that something is the matter may result in needing to tackle much greater challenges later on. With our approach, we use gentle movements and the 9 Essentials to wake up your child’s brain. We provide the information and conditions that the brain needs to thrive and to powerfully transform limitations into often surprising new possibilities.
When we work with children whose parents have “vague” concerns, almost always we find that the parents’ intuition was right. Their children often benefit from getting a few NeuroMovement lessons.
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About Anat Baniel
Anat Baniel, founder of Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement®, is the author of two highly acclaimed books about this transformational methodology: Move Into Life: NeuroMovement for Lifelong Vitality and Kids Beyond Limits. Anat’s work is at the forefront of the emerging brain plasticity field, helping wake up the brain to its greater potency for learning and change throughout life.