Why Does Martha Herbert Believe This Approach Helps Stroke, Autism, and Other Conditions?

Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) NeuroMovement® Offers a Method for Upgrading Brain Potential

“In Anat Baniel’s work, I found a transcendent formulation that is consistent with the best of what Dr. Michael Merzenich calls “the brain plasticity revolution,” but ever so much more practically applicable than scientific research papers. Core to her approach is a striving, not for an outcome, but for a process of engaged learning starting with where the person is. This is very different from so many therapies which strive to get the person to produce certain functions, without building the person up through richly varied subtle experience so that they have a foundation for allowing their brains to figure out how to produce these functions themselves.”

“When I interviewed Anat and later read her book Kids Beyond Limits, I was moved and stunned.” Anat had:

  • a remarkably sophisticated understanding of how the brain changes IN PRACTICE
  • a total connection with the enormous potential of the brain
  • a more detailed and practical understanding of how to recruit learning capabilities
  • a very grounded gift of finding unique practically salient ways of communicating with people with profound special needs
  • a framework she has carefully constructed over decades that allows her gift to be TAUGHT to others, and
  • actual breakthrough successes with stroke, children on the autism spectrum, and others.

“As a result of this interview and reading her book, I joined her practitioner training program.”

“I think Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement and Kids Beyond Limits have a great contribution to make to our collective practical efforts to make the best lives possible for children with autism—and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.”

—Dr. Martha Herbert, MD, Neuro-Pediatrician Mass General,
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Harvard University, and Author of The Autism Revolution