Helping Children with Special Needs Reach Their Full Potential
The Story of a Child with Cerebral Palsy
This is the seventh in a series of blog posts featuring the stories we received in our Share Your Story About the Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) Contest. We hope that you are finding these stories as inspiring as we find them! If you missed any of the previous posts, you can go directly to our NeuroMovement Resources to read the ones you missed.
The Story of Nolan
Nolan was diagnosed with mild mixed cerebral palsy. At first, we did not know what this meant for Nolan in terms of his limitations and possibilities. All we knew was that Nolan is a champion with fierce determination and boundless potential. Today, we believe he will reach far beyond his diagnosis.
We have made it our mission to help Nolan reach his full potential. Thankfully, through the Anat Baniel Method (ABM), we have found our vehicle for reaching it.
Our first trip to the ABM Center was in August 2013. Nolan was 18-months old with little independent mobility. After our first week of therapy, Nolan started moving his body with freedom and was able to roll over for mobility.
The results we saw were nothing short of miraculous.
Since then—as a direct result of ABM and Nolan’s incredible determination—we have watched Nolan grow and develop in astonishing ways.
We have made the trek south to the ABM Center from the Central Oregon Coast to San Rafael 10 times since the fall of 2013 for intensive sessions. After each trip, major milestones were achieved.
Nolan has been learning how to use his brain in new ways, creating new connections around the damaged area. Now—at two years old—our intelligent little boy is crawling, pulling to standing, cruising on furniture, knee walking, balancing, and starting to find his voice.
We believe that, with continued therapy, Nolan will soon gain the critical abilities we often take for granted—walking and talking.
Along with Nolan’s tremendous progress, my husband and I continue to learn from Anat and her team. Our ability to be parents of a child with special needs and provide him with the opportunities to gain independence is a direct result of our journey with ABM.
—Bobbi Price, Nolan’s Mom
Thank you Bobbi, for sharing this story about Nolan. I am happy to hear that you are also benefiting from ABM as parents of a child with special needs. Anat Baniel
We have worked with many children with cerebral palsy, and Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovment® has been helpful, and sometimes very helpful, in most cases. This has also been true for many of the adults with cerebral palsy with whom we have worked. If you haven’t seen it, check out the video below of Amy describing her son Cypress’ progress with ABM NeuroMovement®.
Read more about cerebral palsy, related articles, and our success stories here.
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