Story of Nash: A Boy Born with Global Brain Damage

Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) NeuroMovement® Helps Nash Overcome Limitations

Nash suffered massive brain damage when he was born and was diagnosed with global brain damage. Doctors told his parents to go home and wait, and watch for missed milestones. They advised Nash’s parents to observe Nash’s development carefully, and bring Nash back to get therapy, after he had missed developmental milestones.

Nash began to miss major milestones, like reaching, grabbing, and rolling. He was not able to do any of these kinds of movements. He had very limited movement and could not play by himself. At 4 months, Nash started traditional physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT). He continued with these therapies for approximately one year.

Nash’s pediatrician recommended Anat Baniel Method®  (ABM) NeuroMovement® for Nash. At approximately 1 ½ years old, Nash began getting ABM NeuroMovement® Lessons. In August of 2014, Nash came to the ABM Center in San Rafael, CA, for a week of intensive lessons. Nash continues to receive lessons from ABM NeuroMovement® Practitioners.

After two lessons with an ABM Practitioner, within two weeks, Nash was able to push himself up into a sitting position.

After the week-long intensive at the ABM Center, Nash started talking. He said five words the week after he returned home, and these were his first words.

With ABM NeuroMovement®, Nash has continued to progress—he started walking before his third birthday!

“When you look at him now, I don’t think anybody would have thought he would have done so well at such a young age. Everything that Nash has done up until this point gives me no reason to ever stop thinking that way. I believe in and expect the most out of Nash. He’s a champ.”
—Wyatt, Nash’s Dad

“I am much more hopeful after finding ABM [NeuroMovement]. After I read Anat’s book [Kids Beyond Limits],it was the first time I’ve ever been hopeful. I never thought that Nash could reach so many more things than I expected….and yes, he’s walking but that’s not the end of his story.”
—Allie, Nash’s Mom

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Allie and Wyatt Jacobi are Certified ABM NeuroMovement® Practitioners in Saskatchewan, Canada. You can contact them at www.bimt.ca or call 306-491-0828 to reach Allie or 306-717-6875 to reach Wyatt.

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